I must be crazy, I just registered for the Phillies first 5K run...time to get in shape.
Fans are invited to lace up their running shoes and take part in the inaugural Phillies 5K for Charity on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 9 a.m.
The USATF certified 5K (3.1 mi.) run starts and ends at Citizens Bank Park with a loop through FDR Park. Following the run, there will be a cool-down lap on the field along with a photo finish at home plate (weather permitting). A post-race party and awards ceremony will also be held in Ashburn Alley, complete with music, a free raffle for Phillies items, games for kids, an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic and more.
"We're very excited to launch this new race for charity, which offers plenty of Phillies fun along the way," said Mary Ann Gettis, Phillies Race Coordinator. "We encourage fans to register early, since the race will be capped at 3,000 participants."
*Entry fee is $30, with proceeds going towards Phillies charities...hello tax write off!
*Participants get an official Phillies 5K t-shirt and 2 tickets to the on-deck series against the Pirates in late March.