27 Sep '13, 9pm

The fun run on Rocky's 30-mile Philly route is on and is taking place December 7. More info here:

Shortly after writer Dan McQuade broke the news that Rocky Balboa wasn’t just an underdog boxing hero, but a full-fledged ultramarathoner , the waiting began. Someone, at some point, would emerge to stage a run based on the 30.61-mile course McQuade determined Rocky ran in the training sequence in Rocky II . That person ended up being self-described Philly lover and ultramarathoner Rebecca Schaefer. “A friend sent me the article and said that a race/run had to be put on and I figured, ‘Why not me?’” the 25-year-old social media coordinator says. “I knew that no matter what, this had to occur because it was too cool of an idea to miss out on.” Schaefer formed a Facebook group announcing the Rocky 50K Badass Race and within a day, 200 people had joined. The free event takes place Saturday, December 7, starting near Rocky’s house (the corner of Wolf Street and South Lambert) ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/fun-run-on-rockys-30-mi...

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