City Fit Girls x Lululemon: The Ghost Race Pt II

Takia and I were invited to be influencers again this year! Kinda cool, right? Photo by Zach Schwartz

Takia and I were invited to be influencers again this year! Kinda cool, right? Photo by Zach Schwartz

By Kiera Smalls

On Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM, City Fit Girls is teaming up with Lululemon and STRAVA to participate in the Ghost Race. In addition to running the course, we're going to be celebrating our run club's third birthday (Woooo!) with cake, ice cream, glow sticks, music and more. Last year, we had over 70 women run the course with City Fit Girls and we need you to show up to party with us again this year!


What is the Ghost Race?

Known as "the race without a trace", the Ghost Race invites runners, fitness enthusiasts, and running groups from the Philadelphia region (and beyond) to run a free, virtual 8K along the Schuylkill River. There are no bibs, no chip timing, and no pressure. 

The Course

Meet at Loyld Hall and run towards the Strawberry Mansion Bridge. You will pass the Temple University Boat House on your left. From there, you will turn around and finish at Lloyd Hall.

Last year was epic. Photo by Sierra Asplundh

Last year was epic. Photo by Sierra Asplundh

Where to Sign Up:

Participants MUST register with Strava in order to make your race count. Click here to learn more. 

The Afterparty:

City Fit Girls knows how to party. After your race, stay a little longer for a birthday shindig to celebrate run club turning 3! There will be birthday hats, cake, ice cream, and more! All FREE for you to enjoy. You can check out last year's recap here

FAQS:

Do I need to carry my phone for the race to count? If you don't have STRAVA connected to your Garmin or Fitbit then you will need the GPS from your phone to count your race. If your GPS is connected to STRAVA, you don't need to carry your phone. 

Can I bring my dog? Nope. All City Fit Girls group run rules still apply. City Fit Girls is an all levels, all paces, running group for women. No headphones, pets, or strollers are permitted. 

So wait, how do I register? Download the STRAVA app to your smart phone. Once your account is set up, join The Ghost Race Philadelphia group.  Get more details here

I'm not a serious runner, can I still come? Of course you can. After all, there's going to be cake and ice cream waiting for us at the end and we don't want you to miss that. 

How long is an 8K? An 8K is 4.97 miles. 

Are we meeting at Dilworth Park? No. We're meeting at Lloyd Hall at 6:30PM. 

 

Check out this video recap of last year's event! This video highlights all of the run clubs that participated!