ABOUT THE SWCC 5K RUN
Since 2008, the Southwest Center City 5K Run has served the area as a healthy, community-building
event. In addition to hosting hundreds of participants, the event gives back to
the community through its non-profit, SWCC Run, Inc., contributing to beautification
initiatives. Everyone is welcome to join us by walking, running or rolling in the
Start: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Location: Julian Abele Park - 22nd and Montrose
Click here to register early on Active.com ($30)
In-person registration also at packet pickup and race day ($40)
Race Map: Click
here to see the route map
Race Packet Pickup:
Date: Friday, October 30th, 12pm-6pm
Location: Philadelphia Runner
1601 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Pre-Run Happy Hour:
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 5pm-8pm
Location: Los Camaradas
918 S 22nd St, Philadelphia PA 19146
FaceBook Event Listing
$4 House Wines
Click here to donate to South West Center City 5k Run towards Chester A Arthur
2015 SWCC 5K RUN SCHEDULE
- 9:00 AM SWCC 5k Welcome and Start
- 10:00 AM Inaugural Spooky Sprint Kids Fun Run (distance ~200m)
- 10:30 AM Halloween Costume Contest and 5k Award Ceremony
- 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fan Zone open for participants and spectators
- Fan Zone: What's more fun than finishing a race in front of a packed crowd? Invite your friends and family--we will have food, beverages, and entertainment available on the 2100 block of Carpenter.
- Kids under the age of 6 are invited to run the Spooky Sprint. We also continue to welcome strollers in the 5k if your child is too young to participate on his or her own.
- Electronic timing for the 5K , which means faster and more accurate results.
- A Tech T-Shirt is included with every registration! No more throw-away t-shirts.
- A strong group of marshals on every corner to cheer you on and guide you through the streets.
- Multiple prizes to be won including best costume awarded to the best costumed runner!
- Establishment of the SWCC Running Club, which grew organically out of local interest.
- Continued success of our Pre-Run Happy Hour
on the Thursday night before the race, from 6-8PM, for cheers and beers with friends, sponsors
Year after year, the SWCC 5k Run has a history of donating money to beautify and
improve the South West Center City neighborhood.
This year, all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA) to support fitness programming and projects at the Chester A Arthur school. FoCA was formed by Southwest Center City parents and community members who are committed to partnering with the Chester Arthur in order to foster a robust learning environment for our neighborhood children.
Click here to donate directly to Chester A. Arthur School.
Pictures of the event are online at our Flickr! account. Click here to view the pictures, and keep checking back
for updates to the album.
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