Third time's a charm, right?!!!! This November will be my THIRD time running the half-marathon in the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. After last year's Philly half, my friend Howard, who had run it for his first time said to me "that is the most fun race I have ever run! What an awesome course and the people of Philadelphia are the best,” and frankly, I couldn't have said it better myself. We're both running again this year, and I'd like to personally invite you to join me in signing up for the race of your choice in the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend this November 19th-20th, 2022.
The course is beautiful and historic, fast and flat. When you sign up now you'll have 5+ months to train, which is plenty of time to get ready for the full 26.2 mile marathon distance.... or the half, like me; 13.1 miles. There's also an 8k as part of the weekend which is a fantastic distance if you're newer to running or looking to run your first organized race...there's even a kids fun run!
I was never a runner. I started with a 5k fun run in my late 30's because I just wanted to prove to myself I could do it. And I did. And surprisingly enough, I kinda liked it, so decided to try a 10k next. Then a 10 miler...and then fall of 2019 was my first half marathon.
I run for my health (physical and mental) and fitness. I love to run because all I need are my shoes, my headphones and my music. I love to run because it lets me see the city in ways I never would in my car. I love that basically every run I take doubles as a history lesson in Philadelphia.
You'll find me training on Forbidden Drive, Kelly Drive, MLK Drive, The Manayunk Towpath + bopping around my neighborhood. I still get grumpy about hills, but know the more I tackle them, the better I'll get.
Join me in finding joy in running and accomplishing something you never in a zillion years think you'd be able to do - there's such power in it.
Don't put it off, be brave, commit and let's get to training, together! Sign up with a friend or a group of friends who will keep you motivated and accountable and who will be there to celebrate with you at the finish line - there's no feeling that's quite like it.
Save the Date: Saturday June 25th Training Run
Come to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday June 25th at 7:00am for the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Training Run. Three distances to choose from 3, 6, or 8 miles, and we will finish on Kelly Drive at Lloyd Hall with snacks and water from our partners.