Registration for this Super-Fun Philly Running Festival Opens Today—And We’ve Got a Discount Code!
Introducing Run Fest, the new and improved ODDyssey Half Marathon.
I’m sure by now you guys are pretty familiar with the ODDyssey Half Marathon — a long-time-running (pun intended) race favored among locals and an OG when it comes to Philly races ending with beer. Well, the ODDyssey is getting a makeover for 2018, complete with a new name, a new course and basically a whole new vision. (Note: They kept the beer. Phew!). Get ready, because registration for this new and improved Philly race opens today! Here’s everything you need to know.
Going down June 3, 2018, Run Fest is replacing the well-known ODDyssey and will serve as a new and innovative approach to races. It will be more of a celebration of the runner’s lifestyle and commitment, and will include three races winding through Fairmount Park — a half marathon, a 5K and a charity mile — all in one big day of running. In addition to the races, there will be TONS of perks for participants — think pre-race yoga, live music throughout the course, and a post-race festival chock full of free massages, food trucks, games, and, of course, beer — from Flying Fish Brewing Company, no less! All of the races are scheduled to finish around the same time, so you’ll be able to celebrate with friends no matter what you’re running.
Apart from the post-run beer, Run Fest is keeping another shining aspect of ODDyssey alive: the costume contest. A good chunk of the spirited runners in year’s past have completed their mileage in crazy get-ups, and 2018 participants are heavily encouraged to maintain the tradition.
If you’re already looking to plan your first race after the the Philadelphia Marathon, registration for Run Fest kicked off at 10 a.m. today. Early bird registration will run you between $25 and $70 depending on your race, but if you register with the code “BeWellPhilly” before Monday, November 20th, you’ll snag your bib for $5 off.
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