The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is an iconic Philadelphia structure. With an gorgeous view of the city skyline, it's one of the main entrances to the city and heavily trafficked throughout the year.
Did you also know that it's open to pedestrians? That's right - runners, walkers and bicyclists can safely travel between Philadelphia and Camden on a walkway, separate from traffic, for most of the year.
We love running the BF bridge and highly recommend it to anyone new to the city or visiting or looking to mix up their city running routine. Not only will you get an awesome view of Philadelphia, but you'll reap the benefits of running hills each of the approximately 1.3 mile way across the bridge.
If you haven't run the bridge before, or maybe you just want to run it again, join us tonight! We're teaming up with Yards Brewing Co. for their monthly bridge run featuring one of our favorite men's brands, RunBK Apparel. We'll meet at Franklin Square around 5:45PM for a fun run over the bridge then end at Yards for a special happy hour, $5 cash at the door gets you access to $3 beers inside.
Can't make it? Don't worry. Post a photo of your bridge run on Instagram before Friday, June 23rd at noon and you'll be entered to win a gift card from Philadelphia Runner. There may be some bonus prizes from Run BK Apparel too!
Congratulations to the winner of Week 3 in our Summer Challenge, Libby Rens! Thank you for showing us what it means to be farm fit.