What is the in24 of races? I’m glad you asked!
in24 is a full 24 hours of races which include: an Urban Ultra, Relay Challenge, Midnight Madness 8 Miler and the Justice For All 5K. All 4 of these races take place in a 24 hour period from July 18th- 19th. The awesome part is you can run every race if you want, a select few or just one. It’s really up to you. Either way, for 24 hours the city of Philadelphia will be in full run mode!
A brief description of each race:
Urban Ultra: A true test for any long-distance runner who has tackled a marathon and is looking for something more. The race has become one of the most popular ultras in the country. Challenge your will by running as many 8.4-mile laps around Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Running Loop in 24 hours.
Relay Challenge: You and a group of your friends will spend the weekend hanging out and running Philadelphia’s only 24-hour relay. Relayers will camp out and run the 8.4-mile loop course while enjoying the fun filled race weekend, entertainment and food
Midnight Madness 8 Miler: Philadelphia’s only glow-in-the-dark run, which takes place on Sunday, July 19, at midnight. Midnight Madness runners will race the 8.4-mile loop around Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River.
Justice For All 5K: The Back On My Feet in24 Race Weekend finishes with this 5K. Runners of this 5K will run and cheer on the final steps of our ultra-runners as they compete in this fun filled 5K.
That’s 24 hours of running in Philadelphia. It doesn’t stop. And there is literally a race for every level of runner out there. Whether you are a marathon runner or 5K’s are your run of choice. Whatever level you are you can run during this weekend. The Ultra kicks off the weekend and by the time the ultra runners are finishing the 5K brings the weekend to an end. How cool is that?
I am excited for this weekend because I will be running in the 8 Miler and 5K myself. I will start my race weekend at midnight on Sunday morning and will conclude the weekend some 8 hours later finishing the 5K. I am personally looking forward to lighting up fairmount park at midnight. As someone who has run Philadelphia more times than I can count, this is a do not miss event. I have posted many times before about how great the Philadelphia running community is, and to spread that awesomeness over a 24 hour period is going to have this city buzzing.
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And when you do sign up, do not forget about this 15% discount. Use the code “Rave24” at checkout and receive the races for 15% off – discount should work for all distances! Register for any of the races here.
What will you do in24?