Photos: Philly Runs for Boston

About 2,000 Philadelphians ran from City Hall to the Liberty Bell last night in what Philly Mag health and fitness editor Emily called “the most amazing, most uplifting event I have ever participated in.”

I learned later that the Philadelphia Runners folks had no idea until five minutes before we left that city police would block off the streets. But there they were, police cars posted at every intersection, officers giving high-fives to the enthusiastic runners as we went by, and pedestrians, confused at first, erupting in to cheers when they figured out what the heck we were doing.

In three words: It was perfect.

Read her full recap of the “Run for Boston,” and look at a gallery of lots of great photos here.