/ Runnin' on the River

  Schuylkill River Park Alliance                

                                                    Slide show photos by John Randolph & Rob Stuart here    Slide show photos of nearly every runner taken                                                                                                                                          by Michael McGettigan of Trophy Bikes here 

Runnin' on the River 2007

Saturday - September 29, 2007 on Schuylkill River Park Trail  on Schuylkill Banks

Click here to see the names and times of the top 3 finishers in all age categories. 

Click here to see a full list of all finishers and their times. 

The 2007 5K was a spectacular success.  We had great weather and a terrific turnout.  189 people registered and 164 finished the race. We had runners from all over Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, plus people as far away as San Francisco (CA), Hartland (WI), Charlottesville (VA) and Brooklyn (NY).  Congratulations to all runners!
The top three finishers of the entire race and in each age category are here.  The results for all finishers are here.

We owe many thanks to a lot of people, local businesses, neighboring property owners and organizations who all pitched in to help make this second annual 5K on the Banks a success.  First, a hearty thanks to Mike Clavelli of Runners' Advocate for doing the timing, Mike McGettigan of Trophy Bikes and John Randolph and Rob Stuart for their photos. the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for loaning tents, water jugs and A-frames and numerous other items, PhillyCarShare for the cool truck, The Philadelphia School for the tables and chairs.  Food for runners and volunteers was donated by Whole Foods, Iovine Brothers , Philadelphia Water Department, Tastebuds, Old City Coffee and Trader Joe's.  Prizes were generously donated by Trophy Bikes, Rittenhouse Sports SpecialtiesWorld Cafe LiveSWEAT, Walnut Bridge Coffee House ,I Glide Tours and Rentals, and ZBSports.  Goody Bag items were donated by Boundless PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Weekly, Larabar, Liberty Sports Magazine, Metro-Race Forum.   Fairmount Park provided trash cartons and bags and the Special Events office was very helpful in scheduling the race.

Runnin' On The River wouldn't have happend without its intrepid volunteers. Jerry Amari, Santo Apa, Dick Atkins, Perry Benson, Bridget Bullen, Alex and Felix Doty, Elizabeth Gutman, Sam Little, Carol Nowak and John Campbell, Bill Piccini, Dan Solis-Cohen, Rob and Marina Stuart, Christian Stuempfig, Andy Toy & Pat Toy, Caroline Phelan, Laura Zulick, Judy Heller, Reese Heitner, Tracy Famous, Annmarie Fay, John Randolph, Vincent Polito, Harold Jacobs, Maggie Mund, Amanda Gallatig, Jill Soubel, and David Cameron were all immeasurably helpful.  Kevin Gruenfeld did a stupendous job being the Grand Race Marshall and ensuring a high level of safety along the entire course.  

We also want to thank all 35 sponsors who made this event possible (See below).  Jeff Reinhold of Locust Point and Jerry Sweeny of Brandywine Realty Trust stepped up with very generous donations, as did University of Pennsylvania, 2200 Arch Street Lofts and Edgewater Apartments.  We also thank CSX for making a concerted effort to keep trains off the tracks during the event.  Bill Goetz of CSX even came out to register to run! Thank you Bill and others at CSX for your consideration!!  We really appreciate it!

Lastly, a big thank you to Nancy Mayer who designed the postcard, poster, banner, t-shirt and Philadelphia Weekly ad.  Replica Design 'Print" Duplicate on 25 S.18th Street (215-567-7107) did most of our reproduction.


Runnin' on the River Route Map 

Final plan as of September 2007

 Cool Runnin' on the River   

              Runnin' on the River 2006 Race      Click on photo loop to enlarge

Sponsors  of  2007  Runnin' on the River

Please patronise the companies and organization that help make this run possible:

                              Brandywine Realty Trust                               Locust PointCondominium 25th & Locust  

                        Workout over Schuylkill River Park Trail     Luxury Rentals on Schuylkill Banks      Ivy League Sports      2200 Arch Street Condominiums   

                                   23rd and Race Street near the Park      Outdoor Headquarters  Philadelphia and the Countryside  Ride The Segway  

                                  Enjoy Philadelphia's Park Lands        Get Your Joggin' Feet to Rittenhouse      Arlene Grabel       Susan Halpern - Your Personal Lawyer 
          Apartments on the Park   Philly Tap    
Julian Willis Investments    Law Offices Wolf Block LLC    Philadelphia Weekly

                            Kayak Tours of the Lower Schuylkill             Neighborhood Store       Reading Terminal Market            Better than Owning            Locally Roasted Coffee Daily             Sales and Rental of Bikes    
                    Hidden River Outfitters                                                                                                                           Trophy Bikes
                  Try to Keep Up       World Cafe Live -Philadelphia's Primier Intimate Music Center         Pre Revolutionary Home of John Bartram    Flavorable Catering  20th and Callowhill Streets   
                        Go Outdoors           Mike McCann "the Real Estate Man""The Real Estate Man"          Walnut Bridge Coffee House                 Sports Equipment            Heating Oil

Sponsor Runnin' on the River

Support Schuylkill River Park Alliance by sponsoring this event. You or your company can join other supporters with a suppot level of either $1000, $500, $250 or $100. Supporters will have their name and company logos associated with the event. Contact the event here.