Now we’ve seen it all.
Remember the old movie Rocky II? Of course you do. Remember the scene where Rocky is in training, running the streets of Philadelphia, followed by a gang of kids? Unless you live in Philly, it might have seemed like an ordinary training run, but for those in the know, it seemed to be much more. In fact, if you looped together the landmarks that Rocky passed on his training run – including the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art – you would get a 50K run. That’s all the local running community needed to hear. The race was on – the first official Rocky 50K, held this past Saturday, December 7th.
Technically, this wasn’t actually a race – it was more of an organized run for die-hard runners. There were no race bibs, aid stations, T-shirts, or awards. Streets weren’t closed to traffic, and no one was officially timed. Still, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, the run was a big success. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304744304579246311128224106.
Here’s to hoping that the run becomes an annual event – it sounds a fun one. For more info, follow the website: http://www.rocky50k.com.