4000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States

Start Date

05/13/2023

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Activities: Trail race, 2 Miles

The 8th Annual WPR 26x1 Mile Marathon Relay

Teams of 13 (or as few as 6) people will race for their fastest collective marathon time.

When/Where

The race will take place on May 13. Gun time is 8 am. You can start to set up your team area at 7 am. 

The race is taking place at the Woodlands, located on Woodland Avenue. Enter through the big gate across from the trolley portal. Follow the signs when you come in. The race itself will take place at the Woodland's Stables and runners will do the trail loop.

The Baton

Each team must devise their own baton. It an be anything - a snap bracelet, a banana, a stick, a pompom, whatever.

The Champion

Each team will select a runner - different than their last mile runner - to run the final 0.2 miles to complete the official marathon for the team. Selection for this position is considered a great honor.

The Torch

Each team's champion will complete their 0.2 mile leg with a torch of their making. It probably should not be on fire, but I'll look the other way.

About the Woodlands

The Woodlands’ 54-acre undulating landscape is at once a one-of-a-kind 18th-century English pleasure garden, 19th-century rural cemetery, and a modern green oasis for its neighbors in bustling University City and West Philadelphia. The Woodlands was designated a National Historic Landmark District in recognition of its unique history and rich resources. Actively used today, the cemetery, mansion, landscape, and programs are an educational resource for local school children, community residents, university students, as well as for a small, highly motivated cadre of scholars seeking further understanding of American architectural and botanical history, urban development, and the origin and growth of West Philadelphia.

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