Back on My Feet 5 Miler
Back on My Feet 5 Miler( 8 reviews )
JoePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Back on My Feet 5 - Miler is a great race for a great cause. The course has a great layout allowing for you to experience many of the highlights from the Philadelphia Marathon in a more user-friendly format. Additionally, it serves as a great tune up race for those who are planning to take on Broad Street.
The course starts going on West River Drive from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the first few minutes you'll fight against the wind coming off the river (hint - tuck into the pack) but eventually it will lessen and you'll enjoy the flat road, at least until it's not flat anymore.
As you tackle the one hill on the course on Lansdowne you will find the race bunch up as people struggle to make the climb on a relatively flat course. Once at the top the race becomes flat and fast as you make your way around the Please Touch Museum and back to Black Road.
Once you hit Black Road its all downhill from there, literally. Black Road is the major downhill on the course so do be careful but do use it to your advantage as the rest of the race is all flat and fast.
Finish strong where you began and make sure you spend some time with the great volunteers and staff from Back on My Feet. Relax knowing that you just had a great workout that will help give back to those in need.