Pretty Fly for a 5K

Pretty Fly for a 5K

Pretty Fly for a 5K

( 2 reviews )
50% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Philadelphia,
    United States
  • July
  • 3 miles/5K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Pennsylvania, United States
14 27
"Well...the concept was cool.."
Aid Stations
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Race Management
Nancy 's thoughts:

I know, it's my fault for signing up for a fad fun run. But I was trying to help a gf motivate her sister to start running. So I signed up to support them. I think the registration was about $40 but I had a $5 off coupon.

There wasn't an expo but the bib pick up was at City Sports. Literally, all you got was the bib and safety pins. The only nice perk was that City Sports offered 20% any item (even including the premium brands like Nike!). I went during lunch; there was no line.

About a week before the run, I get an email that they are moving the race location from Ben Franklin Parkway to the Please Touch Museum area. This was inconvenient because we were in walking distance from the BFP. So now we had to carpool to the race.

Originally, they offered multiple waves, but on race day, they only had two. Ours was the 8 am wave and not the 8:20 am wave. But as we got near the Please Touch Museum area, we couldn't find any parking. We ended up parking near some residential area side street.

The porta potty situation was fine. No long lines for the bathroom.

The starting line area was weak. The emcee didn't motivate us or pump us up. The music was absolutely terrible. We were promised 90s music throughout the run. I barely heard anything! I ended up putting on Pandora on my phone and turning it up.

The course was nice; I've raced on this route before and you do see some nice sights. I think the Japanese house is in this area. And someone was taking wedding photos too.

I recall one or two water stations during the race. One was for Kool-Aid. There was Tang at the end of the race.

This was an untimed race. A nice perk was the free race photos they offered. There was a decent amount of photographers throughout the course.

The fanny pack at the end of the race was not what I expected. It did not look like on the picture on the website. They offered two colors: pink and orange (I think). I got a hideous zebra print slap bracelet. I got two little warheads, a fruit roll up (even though website said fruit by the foot), a packet of pop rocks and I was missing my handi-snack. There were maybe three vendor tables out for the race: Vita coco, Kind and St. Judes. I really wished the music situation was better.

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