Friday, May 2, 2014

THE RUNNING MECCA

This weekend, Pennsylvania becomes the world's running Mecca.

At both ends of the state, two of the country's finest races will be held.

On Sunday, in Philadelphia, runners will take a run down Broad Street, a flat, fast 10-mile jaunt, from the neighborhoods of North Philly, to the sports complex in South Philly. A flat, fast course, this is a favorite race among many runners. True to Philadelphia sports tradition, a giant tailgate party will be held after the race.

Over 40,000 runners are expected to compete in the Broad Street 10-Miler.

At the other end of the state, over 30,000 runners are expected to descend upon the Steel City for the Pittsburgh Marathon weekend.

Runners will cross the magnificent bridges spanning each of the city's three rivers, enjoy the cheers of the crowds in the neighborhoods of the South Side, Oakland, Shadyside, and Bloomfield, climb a hill through the University area, and cruise the last five miles downhill.

The Pirates will play baseball, and the Penguins will play hockey, so there'll plenty to do and see.

So, if you're coming to Pennsylvania this weekend, enjoy our State of Fitness.