William Way Enters Marathon

Find out how you can run with the LGBT center in September

Courtesy of Rock 'N Roll Marathon

For the first time, the William Way LGBT Community Center will be participating in the Rock ‘N Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon as the official charity of the annual event. Every September, the marathon draws thousands of participants in Philly alone, though the popular run takes place in dozens of other cities both in the United States and abroad. Since 1988, runners have been raising more than $266 million for charity.

On Sept. 16, this year’s marathon sets out from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakin’s Oval as runners make their way around the city. The marathon’s followed by a free concert headlined by Billboard’s high-ranking Cobra Starship.

It may only be July, but the William Way is currently seeking runners who are interested in joining its inaugural team. Not only is it a way to work those abs, and legs and, well, you get the drift, but it’s a great way to show support for the center’s mission to serve the LGBT community throughout the region.

So sign up, spread the word and find out how you can start collecting pledges by contacting Paul Blore (pblore@waygay.org). Even if you can’t participate in the run, you can still support the center by pledging to donate dollars for every kilometer the team runs. Running or not, we can’t think of a better excuse to go shopping for a new pair of kicks.

Click here to find out more about the marathon.