Lovers of VERY Long Runs, Rejoice! Rocky 50K 2017 Run Date Announced

Grey sweatsuits and red headbands are encouraged, naturally.

Rocky 50K 2016 | Photo via Facebook

Rocky 50K 2016 | Photo via Facebook

If you’ve pounded the pavement in the Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run in the past — for the uninitiated, that’s a 31-mile fun run that takes runners along the route completed by Rocky Balboa in Rocky II (Philly Mag’s very own Dan Mcquade traced it here, actually) — you’ve probably noticed that it’s usually held on the first Saturday of December. But if you were waiting to hold that date in your calendar for official confirmation, we’re here to tell you, you can go ahead and pencil “RUNNING ALL DAY” in. Rocky 50K founder Rebecca Barber has told us the official run date for the fifth annual Rocky 50K has been confirmed for Saturday, December 2nd.

The run, a free, untimed, bibs-free affair that kicks off in South Philly, is open to anyone and everyone who wants to channel their inner Rocky. Naturally, grey sweatsuits and red headbands are encouraged but not required. And for those who don’t want to run a full 50K, do know, you’re welcome to hop in for a shorter segment of the run. So go ahead and mark down December 2nd, then keep up with the run on Facebook for more details.

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