Friday, September 12, 2008

8 days until the Philadelphia Distance Run

It's 8 days until the Philadelphia Distance Run, and when I was in Philadelphia today, I noticed that they had banners up, advertising the run. Pretty cool stuff!

I got my PDR packet in the mail earlier this week. It was loaded with information about the course, parking, the expo, how to pick up your chip & bib, ect...
When I signed up, they asked for your estimated finish time. They ask this, because they start you according to that time. I am starting in corral #9. I estimated my time to be 2:00 hours.

I have never entered a race of this size. I ran the Broad Street Run, a 10 mile race, back in the late 80's, but it wasn't as popular then as it is today.

I believe that there are upwards of 12,000 entrants to the PDR.

7 comments:

Erin Leigh said...

How exciting is that??

joyRuN said...

Ah! I was hoping to see someone else running the PDR in the blogosphere. I hope the weather was as nice as last year.

BeachRunner said...

Tick, tock. This is exciting. You will rock this thing.

sRod said...

Such a great race. It's a lot of people but really nice course. Have a blast!

SuperDave said...

12000 WOW! It will will probably take at least a minute if not longer just to make it to the start line..

Jill said...

Hey, it's me, fllij from RWOL. ou are going to do great and you'll find the size of the race a really fun environment! Great job in all of your training so far.

Ted said...

I was just looking at the course map of the race you will be participating. It is no question that you will do a sub 2 hrs on this thing. You have worked hard on this. Most importantly dude, you must have the "FUN" mentality. If you are going to worry about the time, you are going to ruin it. Just say to yourself "Hey, I am going to ROCK and have FUN." The secret is that you will be amaze with your result.