Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ultra Run & Relay Benefits Nationally Recognized Charity

Pretzel City Sports, Reading, PA is proud to have been selected as the timer and logistics consultant for the “20 in 24” 24-hour ultra, ultra relay and 8.4 Mile Midnight Madness Run.
This event, in Phila, PA on July 19 & 20, is sponsored by Nike, and benefits a running affiliated charity, Back on My Feet, that was started in Philly and has been recognized throughout the nation in TV, print and radio. Read the details below and consider joining us for us for the 1st ever running of this unusual, challenging and fun event. Go crazy and see how far you can run in 24 hrs or just do one of the 8.4 mile loops when the clock hits twelve. Hope to see some of you there at the start of the Ultra and others at the stroke of midnight!

The Back on My Feet 20in24 Relay Challenge, Ultra Marathon and Midnight Madness Run Presented by Nike
July 19-20, 2008 – Philadelphia,
Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization that uses running to promote the self-sufficiency of Philadelphia's homeless population, is proud to announce The Back on My Feet 20in24 Relay Challenge, Ultra-Marathon and Midnight Madness Run Presented by Nike. This event will kick off on Saturday, July 19th at 10 am in Philadelphia at Lloyd Hall.

The 20in24 Relay Challenge
This is Philadelphia’s first 24-hour relay race. The event is created for teams of five that can choose a participation category ranging from 8.4 miles to 33.4 miles per member.

The Lone Ranger - Ultra Marathon Option
For those who are a little more nuts than the rest of us, the Lone Ranger option challenges individuals to complete as many loops as possible in the 24-hour time frame. There will be special prizes for those who complete 50 (6 loops) and 100 (12 loops) miles.

Midnight Madness - Philly's New Glow-in-the-Dark Run
Be one of the hundreds to participate in Philadelphia’s first glow-in-the-dark 8.4-mile run around the Schuylkill River Loop starting at Midnight on Saturday, July 19th in front of Lloyd Hall. In addition to prizes for the top three finishers, awards will be given to the most illuminated runner.

Central Staging Area
Situated on the banks and overlooking the Schuylkill River, just north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Lloyd Hall is the only public athletic facility on Boathouse Row. This facility is air-conditioned and will be open the entire 24 hours to all 20in24 participants. Inside, you will be able to sleep, relax, eat, watch movies, play video games and board games, get massages and even take a shower. In addition, a 24-hour secure baggage check will be made available to participants.

For more information and to register for any of the three categories visit,

Back on My Feet
Because of the wonderful support of our sponsors and partners, 100 percent of the profits from the 20in24 go directly to support Back on My Feet. We are pleased to provide 20in24 participants the option of either paying the registration fee or fundraising the same amount.

If you have any questions please contact Maureen O’Toole at

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