Thursday, September 26, 2013

Details about the run

Here are the details about the run:

When: December 7, 2013 at 7 AM

Where: Map will be finalized soon, but we will start at Wolf St. and S. Lambert St. (near Rocky's house, but I don't want to disturb the neighbors).

What: A fatass unsanctioned 50k run. This means no fees, no bibs, no medals, no refreshments, no BS. Rocky didn't need a medal and provided GUs to run this distance, so we won't, either! The map will note where to acquire refreshments along the route (there are plenty!). Want to come in your best gray sweatsuit and Chucks? We'll be counting on it.

Who: Anyone who wants to! The route will be a full 50k and anyone is free to come and go as they please. While completing the whole 50k is in the spirit of the movie and run, if one chooses to participate for only part of the course, that's possible due to the fatass-nature of the run.

Why: Well, why not? If Rocky "ran" that long, why can't we? There are so many amazing parts of Philadelphia that aren't viewed by most of us who live here. We will get to run the streets of neighborhoods north and south, experiencing the city like never before.

Have questions? Comments? They can be left here at the blog or at the Facebook group.


  1. I'll make sure to leave Dec 7 open on my race calendar! Thank you for this awesome initiative Rebecca.

  2. It'd be an honor to have you there, Mr. Straw! Can't wait to see you out there.

  3. Hi, Rebecca! First of all, sorry for the broken English! I write for a magazine runners here in Brazil, Contra-Relógio, and we want to do a story talking about the race you are organizing matter basis journalist Dan McQuade, at The Philly Post. Could you pass some information about the organization, details of the route will follow really the one proposed in this regard by deductions from Dan about the scenes in the movie? We exchange a few messages? It gets better here or by e-mail? Can I have yours, if you prefer, I'll be in touch!

    Thank you very much,

  4. Great idea. I'm game! It's on my calendar.

  5. I am so down to do this after reading that blog post.

  6. I'm interested in doing this but I am only up to half marathon distances. I think I'll do a logical run instead of following the montage. When mapped out in a logical route it is about 13-14 miles in distance.