Events

Welcome to our events page. This page was created to keep you in the loop as to the many local events going on that might be of interest to our fellow running enthusiasts. If you have a local event taking place and would like it posted on our event’s page, please send an email to therunningplace@gmail.com attention: Ken Taylor.

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October

9

Sunday

21ST ANNUAL DELAWARE COUNTY RUN FOR HEROES 5K RUN/WALK 5K RACE/WALK IN SPRINGFIELD DELCO

The 21st annual Run for Heroes event is fun and competitive, with cash prizes for top racers. Many families also enjoy the course, which winds through the Scenic Hills and Colonial Park section of the Township. The race benefits the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund, for the children of Police, Firefighters and EMS Responders that have died in the line of duty.
* Race/Tech shirts will be given to the first 350 participants that check-in on race day. Read More


October

10

Monday

Monday Night Group Runs 2022

On Monday nights, rain or shine, as many as 30-40 runners and walkers gather at The Running Place for a group run/walk. Choose from a 3-mile or 5-mile loop that meanders through the neighborhoods behind the store. All ages and paces are welcome. We depart promptly at 6:45 p.m. so come early! On holidays when the store is closed there is no group run; e.g. Labor Day or Memorial Day.
Location: 3551 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

1ST Monday of every month we have pizza and beverages on Bill & Ken. This is a great time to get to know your fellow runners. These events are always free. Read More


October

17

Monday

Monday Night Group Runs 2022

On Monday nights, rain or shine, as many as 30-40 runners and walkers gather at The Running Place for a group run/walk. Choose from a 3-mile or 5-mile loop that meanders through the neighborhoods behind the store. All ages and paces are welcome. We depart promptly at 6:45 p.m. so come early! On holidays when the store is closed there is no group run; e.g. Labor Day or Memorial Day.
Location: 3551 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

1ST Monday of every month we have pizza and beverages on Bill & Ken. This is a great time to get to know your fellow runners. These events are always free. Read More


October

23

Sunday

The Philadelphia Police Foundation 2022 Market Street ‘Run for Blue’

The 4th annual 5-mile Market Street “Run for Blue" will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022. You can run OR walk in-person this year or complete the event virtually. BOTH options are available. The choice is yours! This is your chance to show your support of the dedicated officers of the Philadelphia Police Department. Please show your support for those who protect and serve our city!

COVID Protocol Update: There is NOT a vaccine requirement for this race. We strongly encourage all participants to be vaccinated, but at this time the City is not requiring it to participate. The City is requiring all participants (who are in-person of course) to wear a face mask at the start and the finish (you don't need to wear it while running/walking). So please plan accordingly.

The Race Course and our Brief History: For decades, you had the opportunity to Run Broad Street. In 2019, for the first time, we brought you the chance to run or walk Market Street, from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River. Starting in historic Old City just a stone’s throw from the Delaware River and running 2.5 miles along Market Street to the shadow of 30th Street Station above the mighty Schuylkill River; looping back to the finish line to complete 5 miles. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Police Foundation.

In 2019, this event was born with over 1,000 participants taking part on a rainy and cool late October morning.

In 2020, we were virtual and participated in memory of fallen Corporal Jimmy O'Connor. Nearly 2,000 people participated in the Virtual event last October.

In 2021, we return to run (or walk) through a most iconic stretch of Philadelphia’s historic area and Center City's business district -- from Old City to 30th Street and back!

Purpose of the Event:
1) The Market Street ‘Run for Blue’ is a fund-raiser for the Philadelphia Police Foundation and a competitive or fun 5 mile run/walk experience for all participants. To Learn about the important work of the Foundation visit here: www.phillypolicefoundation.org.

2) Positive Public Relations/Community Policing opportunity for the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Community.

3) Awareness vehicle for the work of the Philadelphia Police Foundation.

Location:
The race begins at Front and Dock Streets next to the Philadelphia Marriott Old City. It will end on the aqueduct road over top of I-95 near intersection of Front and Chestnut Streets.

Bib/Shirt Pick Up for in-person participants only will take place inside the Hamilton Ballroom at the Old City Marriott (Front and Dock Streets) on the following days/times:

Friday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday morning Oct. 23 (race day) from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

If you are doing the virtual run/walk we will mail your shirt to you in mid-late October and we will direct you on how to claim your virtual bib.

Awards: Overall Male and Female - Top 3

Age Groups (Top 3 Male/Female recognized in each age bracket) – 13-17; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Amenities:
All paid participants will receive a Market Street 'Run for Blue' performance long-sleeve dri-fit race shirt.

Race Results:
The course is certified and Race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.; Results will be found at http://www.brynmawrracing.com

Questions:
Contact: Eric Cushing – 484-433-6201

Our Mission Statement/other info:
The Mission of the Philadelphia Police Foundation is to provide important support and resources to the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) to assist the Department in ensuring the safety and security of the city’s residents, visitors and businesses. Established in 1998, the PPF (a 501c3 non-profit) is committed to assisting the PPD, the nation’s 4th largest police department, in their service to our city. Read More


October

24

Monday

Monday Night Group Runs 2022

On Monday nights, rain or shine, as many as 30-40 runners and walkers gather at The Running Place for a group run/walk. Choose from a 3-mile or 5-mile loop that meanders through the neighborhoods behind the store. All ages and paces are welcome. We depart promptly at 6:45 p.m. so come early! On holidays when the store is closed there is no group run; e.g. Labor Day or Memorial Day.
Location: 3551 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

1ST Monday of every month we have pizza and beverages on Bill & Ken. This is a great time to get to know your fellow runners. These events are always free. Read More


October

30

Sunday

45th Annual Radnor Run

Organization: American Lung Association

Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022

Location:
Radnor Township Building
301 Iven Ave., Wayne PA 19087-5297

Start Time: 8:30 AM
(Race day registration starts 7:00 AM)

Website: www.lung.org/RadnorRun

Registration:
$35 5-Mile Registration Fee
$20 2-Mile Trail Walk Registration Fee
$15 Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run Registration Fee
Register online www.lung.org/RadnorRun

Race Director/Contact: Caroline Hutchinson
caroline.hutchinson@lung.org
610-268-9784

Radnor Run
45 Years and Still Running.
The 45th Annual Radnor Run includes a 5-Mile road race through scenic Radnor Township. Known to be a beautiful yet challenging course, the Radnor Run attracts runners from around the area for this fun & festive annual race. The race starts and finishes at the Radnor Township Building in Wayne, PA. The event also includes an un-timed 2 Mile Trail Walk and 1/2-Mile Fun Run for all ages, as well as a Health Fair. Bring the whole family for fun fall festivities! All proceeds from the event benefit the American Lung Association in PA. The money raised supports the American Lung Association's mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education and advocacy. Read More


October

31

Monday

Monday Night Group Runs 2022

On Monday nights, rain or shine, as many as 30-40 runners and walkers gather at The Running Place for a group run/walk. Choose from a 3-mile or 5-mile loop that meanders through the neighborhoods behind the store. All ages and paces are welcome. We depart promptly at 6:45 p.m. so come early! On holidays when the store is closed there is no group run; e.g. Labor Day or Memorial Day.
Location: 3551 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

1ST Monday of every month we have pizza and beverages on Bill & Ken. This is a great time to get to know your fellow runners. These events are always free. Read More


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