Thank you to our wonderful participants and sponsors for making the Flyers Charities Halloween 5K Fun Run & Walk an incredible success!
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As part of the Flyers Charities Inaugural Halloween 5K Fun Run and Walk, and in conjunction with the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative throughout October, Comcast-Spectacor Charities is proud to involve the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and Fox Chase Cancer Center throughout the 5K Race as well as the 1-Mile Fun Run & Walk. Stop by each organization's booth on race day for free give-a-ways and receive information about the great things they are doing in our community to fight cancer.
Day-of registration is $40 for 5K; $30 for 1 mile Fun Run & Walk.
Registration includes runner bibs (5K bibs include timing chip) and commemorative T-shirt. All registrants will also receive special discounts at Xfinity Live!. Registration is limited.
Pets and strollers will be allowed on the course. However, to be courteous to other runners, we may ask that you move to the back of the pack at the start of the race.
Special thanks to our partners!
The Flyers Charities Halloween 5K will be timed by a Mid-Atlantic Timing using the Jaguar Chip Timing System.
Event Day Information:
8:00 am Check-in/Registration begins; Family Fun area opens
8:30 am Warm-up with Flyers Head Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jim McCrossin
9:00 am 5K Run begins
9:45 am Fun Run & Walk begins
10:15 am Hooked on Hockey Session begins
11:15 am Costume contest/Prizing/Announcements
*subject to change
Free parking for the Flyers Charities Halloween 5K Fun Run & Walk is available in Citizen’s Bank Park Lots S & T. Please refer to the course map for locations of these lots on Pattison Avenue.
The Platt Bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. Oct. 26 to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 27 for the removal of the paint containment equipment from the bridge’s center spans. The posted detours are listed here. .
- Eastbound Route 291 (Heading Away from Philadelphia International Airport): Follow Island Avenue to Enterprise Avenue to Interstate 95 North to Broad Street to Pattison Avenue to Route 291/Penrose Avenue; and
- Westbound Route 291/Penrose Avenue (Heading Toward Philadelphia International Airport): Follow Pattison Avenue to Broad Street to I-95 South to Enterprise Avenue to Island Avenue to Route 291.
The 5K course will begin and end at Xfinity Live! and will take runners on a path both around and inside the Wells Fargo Complex. The one-mile Fun Run & Walk will also begin and end at Xfinity Live! through a similar course.
Race Packet Pickup:
All registered participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets (race bibs, T-shirt, course map, etc.) prior to race day during either of the two scheduled packet pick up days at Xfinity Live!
Thursday, October 25 between 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (free parking)
Friday, October 26 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (mention the race for free parking)
Runners will receive a 20 percent discount, (good for the day they pick their packet up) off their food bill at Xfinity Live! (alcohol excluded).
Please note: We will allow a friend or family member to pick up your race packet for you, however they will be required to show either a copy of your photo ID or a printed copy of you’re a confirmation email in order to pick up your race packet.
Day of race pick-ups will end at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 27.
Training with Jim McCrossin:
Jim McCrossin, Flyers Head Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach, will be leading a warm-up the morning of the race. Here's Jim's advice on training for the run ahead of time:
Hey, Flyers fans!
Looking forward to getting together with all of you for our first ever Flyers Charities Halloween 5K Fun Run & Walk. It should be a blast! Worried about running or walking a 5K? Well don’t be! A 5K is 3.1 miles and trust me, you’ll get lots of motivation, as well as enjoyment from participating in our event. Whether you’ve signed up for the 5K or the one-mile Fun Run & Walk, here are a few tips to help you prepare:
- Make sure you have the right pair of walking or running shoes that are best for you. There are many local running stores throughout the region that would be glad to assist you in finding the correct pair of runners for your feet.
- Remember to eat breakfast the morning of the event. You should neither feel starved or stuffed prior to the start of the 5 K. Running on an empty stomach may cause you to run out of energy. Your best bet is to eat 1 ½ to 2 hours before we start.
- Wear comfortable clothes. Be careful not to overdress. Once you warm up, your body heat will make it feel 15-20 degrees warmer; so for example, if the temperature is above 55 degrees, you’ll probably be fine in wearing a sweatshirt and shorts.
- Keep yourself well hydrated. Hydration begins long before the run and well afterwards.
- A 5K walk / run requires a proper understanding of how to distribute your energy and pacing through every mile of the event. Be certain to train before your first 5K to understand what works best for your body. Don’t forget about form either, be sure to allow yourself a long smooth stride and swing your arms for balance and an additional push.
- Running or walking with friend can add a great feeling of camaraderie to your run or walk. Your partner can keep you from running too fast upfront and keep you motivated if you are feeling sluggish in the middle or towards the end of the race.
- Remember to cross the finish line on your own terms!
So let’s get outside today and enjoy this great fall weather that our Delaware Valley is serving up. Let’s get moving!
I look forward to seeing all of you on October 27th for our first ever Flyers Charities Halloween 5K Fun Run & Walk. It should be a Howling experience.
Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jim McCrossin is the Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Flyers. He begins his 15th season with the Flyers, and also spent seven seasons in the same role with the Phantoms. Prior to joining the Flyers, McCrossin served as the strength and conditioning coach of the Hartford Whalers during the 1995-96 season.
McCrossin previously worked with the Flyers as an athletic trainer with Pat Croce. He is a graduate of West Chester University and is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He was also recently certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist. McCrossin is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American Academy of Sports Medicine.
On November 24, 2007, McCrossin was honored by the Flyers and the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society for working his 1,000th game in professional hockey. Jim has four children: Kevin, J.D., Danielle, and Luke. He and his wife, Robyn, reside in New Jersey.
For information on sponsorships, please contact Theresa Russell, Development Manager, at (215) 609-1646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recognition of national breast cancer awareness month, representatives from several local non-profit organizations including Fox Chase Cancer Center and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be on-site during the event.
Special thanks to our partners!
The Flyers Charities Halloween 5K will be timed by a Mid-Atlantic Timing using the Jaguar Chip Timing System. The Jaguar Chip Timing System is the most advanced timingsystem available.Utilizing timing chips on the bib and overhead antennas, there is no fuss for the participants to attach chips to their shoes and no mats on the ground. Simply wear your bib as instructed here,and run through the finish arch. As you cross the finish line, look up at the large screen displays with the race clock and your name in lights! After you have completed your race, expect to see your name scrolling on the instant results monitors.
|1st Place Male 5K overall||Trophy, $100 gift card to Xfinity Live!, autographed stick & five Philadelphia Wings ticket vouchers|
|1st Place Female 5K overall||Trophy, $100 gift card to Xfinity Live!, autographed stick & five Philadelphia Wings vouchers|
|1st Place Costume - Adult||$75 gift card to Xfinity Live!, autographed puck & four Philadelphia Wings vouchers|
|Runner Up Costume - Adult||$50 gift card to Xfinity Live!, autographed puck & four Philadelphia Wings vouchers|
|1st Place Costume - Kids||Autographed puck and four tickets to 2012 Disney on Ice family show at Wells Fargo Center, Garden State Discovery museum membership, and four Philadelphia Wings vouchers|
|Runner Up Costume - Kids||Autographed photo, four tickets to Kellogs Tour of Gymnastics Champions (11/9/2012 at the Wells Fargo Center), and four Garden State Discovery museum passes), and four Philadelphia Wings vouchers|
|Most Flyers Spirit - Adult||Winter Classic lithograph & four Philadelphia Wings vouchers|
|Most Flyers Spirit - Kids||Flyers fan pack, four Philadelphia Wings vouchers & four Garden State Discovery Museum passes.|
|STH 1st Place Male 5K||
|STH 1st Place Female 5K||
|Employee 1st Place Male 5K||$25 gift card to Xfinity Live!, four Philadelphia Wings vouchers & four Garden State Discovery Museum passes|
|Employee 1st Place Female 5K||$25 gift card to Xfinity Live!, four Philadelphia Wings vouchers & four Garden State Discovery Museum passes|