Approximately 30 runners came out on Saturday to join the Pennsylvania chapter of Run 4 All Women in the first leg of the solidarity relay run to Harrisburg. Before the race kicked off, organizers announced they had reached their fundraising goal of $10,000, slated to be donated to Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA.
As promised, I strapped a GoPro around my middle to capture the 4-mile run from Center City to West Philly. The event began with a cheer tunnel organized by Philadelphia United for Progress (Philly UP) on City Hall’s north apron.
Along the way we encountered various creatures, including supportive spectators, friendly drivers who let everyone cross the street and an animal that looked like a raccoon.
The first leg of the run officially ended at 57th Street and Baltimore Avenue in Cobbs Creek. We all cheered and ran across the street to the KFC parking lot to chug water bottles and Gatorades from the refreshment vans.
I may be hobbling around my apartment today, but the run was amazing. Check out the footage below.