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Cold? We've got that. Icy sidewalks? Most definitely. Hot house and cold beer afterwards? Now we're talking. Emma and her roommates are having us over after this week's run. Hopefully the sidewalks will have some time to thaw out for the (I'm way too excited about this) last totally dark run of the Winter. Who knows, it might be the last icy one, too. 

Upcoming Run Sport Events

David April at Fishtown Beer Runners passed on this info about a beer run and Happy Hour to support the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and their Leprechaun 5K this Thursday. Let's join FBR and run to City Tap House. You can start with FBR in Fishtown at 7:00 PM, or just show up at City Tap House. The PASO will be selling $5 wristbands, which will entitle you to some amazing beer specials! All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes in Philadelphia.
The Health Trails 5K on April 13 is up along the Frankford Creek Trail is similar to the much lauded (by me) Cobbs Creek 5K. All funds raised go to supporting programming at the park.
Broad Street Run is on May 4. If you didn't get into the lottery, you can run as part of the Fairmount Park Conservancy instead and raise funds for the park system. Here's how. I'll be donating to anyone who decides to fund raise, like Brendan who is fundraising here.
Lenape Survival Challenge, my personal favorite race of the year, is coming up on April 26. Grab a partner that's a similar pace, run 4.5 miles together through farm fields, up and down a ski slope and through the woods, then hop into a canoe to paddle together to the finish line! Last year we brought 11 two-person teams and I think we can have an even better turnout this year! Plus, we still need to take down the team from Lockhead Martin that has held the title for 6 years.
The WPR 26 x 1 mile Relay Challenge is coming up on May 17th. This year is bound to be the biggest 26x1 ever. We now have 13 (!) teams registered - WPR Team 2 has been formed and you can join up there. I want you all to spread the word to your friends in other running groups and those that don't run with groups at all and have them register and save the date!
The ODDyssey Half Marathon on June 8. We have a team with 6 people registered last time I checked. To join, either select the West Philly Runners team or list me as your referral - choose ambasssador when asked who referred you.

This week's routes (to Emma's House - 4652 hazel)

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