PRTC Weekly: 08/20/2019 (Philly 10k Preview and More)

Philly 10k Preview

The Philly 10k is this Sunday!

48 members from PRTC have signed up to race the streets of South Philly with us. We're excited to show off the club at one of our favorite hometown events. Not racing? Come out and cheer (or better yet sign up to volunteer!).

Diadora is the lead sponsor for the 10k. This gives us a great opportunity to market the brand at one of their marque events. With the spotlight on PRTC, we need everyone to race in the Diadora's flats or trainers. If you have any questions or availability issues please reply to this email. We'd also like everyone to wear Diadora racing shorts (or minimally-branded shorts if you've not yet received).

Please note: Diadora will be providing a dedicated photographer to capture our runners out on the course and post-race. Be sure to stick around for a team photoshoot after everyone has crossed the line.

Some brief instructions (see the race website for full details)

Bib Pickup: There is NO RACE DAY PICKUP. All PRTC members must pick up bibs in person at Cherry Street Pier on Friday from 4-9 or Saturday from 10-4 at the Diadora Kickoff Party. Map and additional instructions here.

Race Day: Arrive early to check any gear on 4th Street between South and Bainbridge from 6 to 7 AM. Clear plastic bags will be provided. The starting gun goes off at 7:30 AM at 8th and South. Enjoy racing through closed South Philly streets and have fun!

Post-Race: Take in the atmosphere of the 10k! Sample custard from Shake Shack or grab a beer from Philadelphia Brewing Company. PRTC will have a reserved space for our runners to gather after the race. Find us behind the bandstand near the finishing area. We'll meet here for the team photoshoot.

Post Post-Race: Max Krall has offered to host the "party people" at his house after race activites wrap up. I'll let him take it from here:

"Hello PRTC party people. I am hosting the Philly 10k after-party at my place on 1106 Spruce st, starting from whenever the Diadora photo shoot ends till we all need a nap. I'm going to have a keg of Yuengling and maybe Yards Pale Ale, if you want something else BYO. I'm gonna order pizza, eatery TBD so hit me up if you got a recommendation. Also it's pretty close to the start, so if you want to store anything at my place before the race let me know and I can give you the door code. See y'all next week!"

Race Results

Falmouth, MA: Matt Herzig traveled to his home state of Massachussets for the Falmouth Road Race. He performed well at this famous race on Cape Cod. Matt held a pace of just over 5 minutes per miles throughout the 7 mile long race. He covered beachside roads from Falmouth to Falmouth Heights and placed 20th in the always competitive field. Congrats!

Matt Herzig: 35:59 (20th)

Full results here.

Rehoboth Beach, DE: Jeff Young also hit the beach in support of the Rehoboth Beach Fire Fighten' 5k. He ran the 5k in a time of 17:47. The time earned him 5th place overall. All funds raised went to the volunteer fire department. Nice job, Jeff!

Jeff Young: 17:47 (5th)

Full results here.

Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races

Tuesday: 6:30 PM from Lloyd (Confirm workout parameters & partners via Slack.)
Sunday: Long run at 9:00 AM from Lloyd Hall.

Social Events

August 23rd, 2019: Philly 10k Training Run to Cherry Street Pier from PR Center City (6 PM)


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