Run through Southwest Center City—costumes encouraged! This year we’re featuring a Spooky Sprint kids run at 10 a.m in addition to the 5k at 9 a.m. All proceeds go to FoCA to support programming at Chester A. Arthur.
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 event!
Start: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Location: Julian Abele Park - 22nd and Montrose
Registration: 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 & Packet Pickup:
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 5pm-8pm
Location: Los Camaradas / 918 S 22nd St, Philadelphia PA 19146
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$4 House Wines
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 and organizers.