This New Philly Race Ends With — Wait for It — Dottie’s Donuts for All
If there is anything that will get you out of bed bright and early on a Saturday morning to lace up your running shoes and tackle 3.1 miles on foot as fast as humanly possible, it’s the promise of donuts at the finish line, am I right? And that’s exactly what you’ll get at the first annual Couch or 5K race, going down at the Woodlands on Saturday, April 22nd. Dottie’s Donuts, at that!
The race, which will take runners on a 5K loop around the Woodlands in West Philly, will end with bottomless coffee and Dottie’s Donuts (meaning vegans can happily get in on the action!) for all at the race’s outdoor pop-up couch breakfast nook (!) by the Woodlands’ Hamilton Mansion. New runners and non-runners are strongly encouraged to join in on the 5K, but if that’s just not going to happen for you, do know: Complete non-runners can get in on the fun by cheering, sipping coffee and chowing down on donuts throughout the race, too (it’ll just cost you a $20 donation).
And about that donation: The race, co-hosted by the Home Run collective and the Woodlands, is being held to raise funds for a Philadelphia pet pantry and fall service fair to be put on by My Dog Is My Home, an organization that helps to provide safe spaces for the homeless and their animals. Naturally, your dog is welcome to join in on the race — and there will be doggie donuts awaiting your pup at the finish, too.
Best race ever, right?
Registration will run you $35 (or $40) at the door and includes a race T-shirt, all the aforementioned coffee and donuts your heart desires, and a runner’s membership to the Woodlands, which gets you free registration for the annual fun run, access to members-only events, and more. You can learn more about the race and register here.
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