LIMERICK TOWNSHIP, PA – Summer’s off to a flying start with the return of The Saucony Mile race down the airport runway this Friday.
The Chester County Running Store and the Saucony Shoe Company is hosting the run along the Heritage Field Airport landing strip in Limerick for the second year in a row. The address is 50 Airport Road, Pottstown.
The runway will be open to the community from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Friday for several mile-long races. Race divisions include elites, standard age groups and a kids’ category. About 200 people ran at last year’s event and race director Don Morrison is hoping to have just as great a turnout this year.
“It was very successful…we got a lot of response about how fun it was,” he said.
Editor’s note: Nice positive coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Summer racing in the Philadelphia area is usually limited to two things: 5ks or races that take place near the beach, or both. The Pottstown Half Marathon is bucking that trend with its first year race to be held on July 11.
Chris Bayless, who is the head of the Sly Fox Track Club (which is not affiliated with the brewery of the same name in the same town but often co-hosts events with track club), started thinking about putting on a half marathon because people asked him to.
“July is about half way between the spring marathon season and the fall marathon season,” he said. “That’s half way in their training for fall.” Most runners test their fitness in half marathons mid-way through training, but when Bayless looked at local race calendars, he saw a half-marathon-sized gap.
So he went to Pottstown’s city council to talk about adding one to the local race calendar. Bayless, who started directing races after he retired as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams at Ursinus College, already puts on 45 a year through the Sly Fox Track Club.
The Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5K featured thousands of runners and even a marriage proposal Saturday in Pottsville.
This is the third year for the event that had runners from 33 states and the District of Columbia. The race started at 9 a.m. but before then, people were busy getting ready for the event organized by CK Running LLC, Philadelphia.
Cathleen Klassen, 44, of Hummelstown, a Pottsville native, was getting ready to run again this year, her third year doing so.
“I love coming home. I love having a chance to see people I grew up with,” she said.
The 5th Annual Operation Backpack 5K takes place on the Schuylkill River Trail, a flat, fast, and scenic rail-to-trail course in Pottstown, PA.
Cash Prize will be given to the top Male and Female Runner. Medals will be given by gender and age group. The course is fast, so it is not unusual to have many personal bests on race day. The event is a great race for competitive runners, and beginners, as well as walkers, both in the 5K and 1 mile. This year walkers will carry a backpack full of food across the finish line.
The event benefits Operation Backpack (or OBP for short). OBP provides food to students in the Pottstown Community whom would go without over the weekend. We work to help homeless and hungry students succeed by addressing the issue of childhood hunger.
Event schedule and times
WHEN? SATURDAY, May 10th @ 9:00am
WHERE? Riverfront Park, 140 College Dr. Pottstown, PA 19464
Registration:$25.00 Runner/ $20.00 Walkers
Check-infrom 8:00am – 8:55am
Register by May 2nd to get a FREE T-Shirt!!
Registration after May 2nd: $30.00 Runner/ $25.00 Walkers
Nearly 5,000 runners are expected to take part in Sunday’s inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, including participants from more than 30 states and five countries, two Olympians and four American men who have broken 48 minutes for the distance.
The race, which is staged by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc., will begin near Station Square at 9 a.m. Sunday and finish Downtown, using a route similar to the one used for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon. Participants will cross four bridges and go through the West End, North Side, Lawrenceville and the Strip District.
The addition of a $10,500 overall prize purse helped attract a strong field of elite runners, including Fernando Cabada, the former 25K American record holder, and three-time U.S. champion and Ian Burrell.
Temple of Terror (haunted house)
The scheduled nights are Oct. 11, 12, 13 along with Oct. 18, 19 and Oct. 25, 26.
The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and tickets are $15.
Stichter Masonic Lodge – 20 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown
Monster Dash 5k will be held Sunday October 20.
$20 entry fee per person.
$45 entry fee for 3 person teams. Pre Register online to receive a free Tech Race Tshirt! Day of registration 7:30AM – 9AM Race begins 9:15AM. Hundreds of dollars in random prizes. For full info and to pre register visit www.makebreak.com
For more information on becoming an actor, call 484-948-8317.
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Runners, lace up your shoes, pin on your race number and make your way Downtown to the starting line. Pittsburgh is ready for you.
The course is set, winding 26.2 miles through 13 city neighborhoods. The bands, musical accompaniment to aching muscles, are booked. Medical teams will be out in force, traffic will be diverted and security measures, fine-tuned after the Boston Marathon attacks, will be in place.
A race that was on hiatus for the five years before 2009 is now a rite of spring, and this weekend, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon marks its fifth year back in Pittsburgh with a record registration. A year’s work, planning that started after the final runner crossed the finish line last year, will be showcased as the first runner steps over the starting line this weekend.
Race director Patrice Matamoros, speaking Friday at a news conference, said the city is ready.
Race will be held Rain, Snow, Sleet or Shine!
Multiple race divisions for teams and individuals!
Great holiday fun with family and friends … make a day of it during the Pottstown Hometown Holiday Celebration!!!
Prizes for the best holiday dressed or festive costumes.
More Information: http://www.pottstown.org/PDF/funk-santa-5k-relay.pdf
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