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Phillies Charities 5K Race Details

Timing and Awards

The 2018 Phillies Charities 5K will be timed by Mid-Atlantic Timing. Your disposable timing tag will be attached to the back of your race bib. Do not remove this chip from the bib. Be sure to wear your bib on the front of your body where it can be seen (and not under any layers of clothing) and run through the finish arch.

After you have completed the race, walk over to one of the kiosks near the finish line to look up your finish time.

Each finisher will be awarded a medal upon crossing the finish line.

Top overall male and female finishers will receive: 

  • Phillies Charities 5K Louisville Slugger baseball bat autographed by a Phillies player
  • Recognized after crossing the finish line
  • Recognized on the field prior to the Phillies game on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Age Categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ will receive:

  • Phillies Charities 5K baseball autographed by a Phillies player

There will not be a post-race awards ceremony. All age group awards will be mailed.

Entertainment

Keep an eye out for the Phanatic, Phillies Alumni, Phillies Ballgirls and more! Enjoy live music at the start/finish by Toga Party Band as well as live music throughout the course.

Training Plan

Prepared by Phillies Major League Conditioning Coordinator, Paul Fournier, ATC, CSCS, RSCC.

Some important factors to consider while training for an endurance run:

  • Every individual will begin at different fitness levels. Therefore, interval training (running for 1-2mins, walk 2-3mins) is an excellent place to begin for most. As you become more adapt to training regularly, the ratio of running time (work: rest ratio) can increase with a decrease in walk time. Same parameters can be applied to cross training with moderate to high: low to moderate resistance ratio.
  • Alternating days of running with cross training (cycling, elliptical or swimming) will create variety in training along with allowing for the body to recover from the rigorous impact of running.
  • A simple way to determine the intensity of training is to be able to carry on a conversation, with the occasional deep breaths between sentences.
  • Training attire - running shoes should fit your feet comfortably, and not be more than a year old. Dress accordingly if training outdoors.
  • Proper warm up before exercise is recommended.
  • Stretching prior to and after training is suggested to prevent the onset of muscle soreness.
  • Hydration is important, even in cooler conditions. Eat regularly to maintain blood glucose levels during longer duration of training. Breakfast is key!
  • Consult physician before exercise.
  • Be sure to listen to your body. If you're sore, active rest (walking) or complete rest is recommended.

Spectators

The race start and finish will be located on Phillies Drive. Spectators may view the race along Phillies Drive or anywhere along the course.

Food and drinks will be available for spectators to purchase. Only those registered for the race will be permitted on the warning track.

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who help make this event possible.

  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages
  • RE/MAX
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Toyota

Contact Us

For questions or comments, send a note to phillies5k@phillies.com