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[6/10] Philly Pride Run

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Celebrate Philly Pride 2018 with Philly's inaugural Pride Run 5K Race AND the original 1.5 miler Fun Run down the historic Pride Parade route in Center City Philadelphia!

Lez Run Running Club, Out Philadelphia Athletic League, Philadelphia Front Runners, in collaboration with Philly Pride and The William Way LGBTQ Community Center, are excited to add the well awaited for 5K Race to our Philly Pride Run!

Once more, the events will kick off the Philly Pride Parade and go through the streets of our gayborhood, with a start at 12th St. and Locust St. The 5K will kick off the running festivities with a chip timed, loop course down Locust Street and back up Spruce Street. The Fun Run participants will lead off the Pride Parade start with a non-timed run and will complete the first half of the 5K course, ending once more at the gates of The Great Plaza in Penn's Landing. Runners will run past the Liberty Bell, Independence Mall and make their way into Penn’s Landing. Runners will welcome the Parade-goers at the finish and proceed to the greatest after party of the summer at the Great Plaza! So, come run with Philadelphia’s finest, show us your Pride and let's line our streets with positive vibes that only our community is capable of generating. There is power in motion! See you at the start line!

The Pride Festival at Penn’s Landing is the largest celebration of LGBTQ pride in the region, attracting over 25,000 attendees each year. Expect live entertainment, vendors, community groups, food, and a beer garden. Admission to the Pride Festival is $15.

The first 18 runners to register to the 5K will get free admission to the festival. Register early to enjoy all the perks! All runners and local running groups are invited to celebrate Pride with the LGBTQ communities by doing what we do best: running and bringing our communities closer! (For safety reasons, runners must be 10 yrs old or older to participate.) Proceeds from the run will go towards funding key programs at the William Way LGBTQ Community Center to help support our LGBTQ members and their families.

5K top 3 finishers in the Female and Male categories will receive gift certificates to Philadelphia Runner. Fun Run participants will also have the opportunity to win prizes for being the top 3 "Most Festive” runners, courtesy of Target.

Free admissions to members of The Attic Youth, Home for Hope LGBT shelters and John C. Anderson residents, please email race Director C.C. Tellez at phillypriderun@gmail.com

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