To Boston, With Love, Philadelphia

Tonight, about 3000 runners and 30 runners took to the streets of Philadelphia to support Boston and those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday.  Something that started out at about 10 locations in Philadelphia on Tuesday/Wednesday turned into 30 by this afternoon.  It was so large, that about 10 minutes before we took ourselves for a run down Market Street, the police blocked off Market Street for us.  Yes, we had that many runners running for Boston.  CBS and ABC were covering the impromptu meetup and Mayor Nutter gave a phone call.  As one of the people from Philadelphia Runner put it, “Let’s not let fear extinguish the running community in this city.  If you’re going to run at Broad Street, run at [the] Broad Street [run], if you’re going to cheer at Broad Street, cheer at Broad Street.  Don’t let the fear stop us from running or stop us from cheering or from training.  Don’t let it stop us from PRing!”  The best way to tell you of tonight’s meet up is to show you:

 

Philadelphia Runner Meet Up; Run for Boston

Philadelphia Runner Meet Up; Run for Boston

 

 

All in For Boston

All in For Boston

Running Groups meeting up at City Hall

Running Groups meeting up at City Hall

 

Down Market St We Go!!

Down Market St We Go!!

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Run for Boston Philadelphia

With Monday’s bombings at the finish of the Boston Marathon, people began wondering what they could do in support of Boston.  Yesterday, I was watching interviews of Philadelphians and other locals who were at Boston and as runner, it’s unreal that something would like this happen to the sport.  This morning, I saw a post by Philadelphia Runner, a local running store, posted group runs in the Philadelphia area, in support of Boston.  Take a peek at where you can go if you’re in Philadelphia:

Fairmount Running Company (2023 Fairmount Ave )

Bryn Mawr Running Company Manayunk (4320 Main St). *MEET AT 6:30

Philadelphia Runner Center City (1601 Sansom St)

Fishtown Beer Runners (2346 E. Susquehanna Ave)

West Philly Runners (45th and Locust)

Fairmount Runners (meet at Fairmount Running Company. 2023 Fairmount Ave)

South Philly Striders (7th and Bainbridge)

Runs start at 7 (with the exception of Manayunk) and at 7:25, the groups will meet at City Hall and run to the Liberty Bell.  If you’re around, able and looking a way to support to support Boston, come on out.

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