The WPR 26 x 1-Mile Marathon Relay

Sat August 22, 2020 Philadelphia, PA 19104 US Directions
26x1 is Canceled for 2020 :(

Due to gross mismanagement of the COVID public health emergency by the administration in DC, our hopes for being able to host the 26x1 in August are foiled! Remember that elections have consequences and exercise your right to vote this November. If you are concerned about voting in person in November, you can request an absentee ballot here.

Here Are Your Options:

It breaks our heart that we have to cancel this major fundraiser for The Woodlands. When we put on the 26x1, we keep 0% of proceeds of this race and we donate 100% to the Woodlands. Your registration goes a long way to help maintain the Woodlands for the community and even help them put in new facilities like their amazing public restrooms (A MAJOR RUNNER ACCESSORY). If you can afford it, we ask that you donate your registration fee to the Woodlands this year so we can be back there for the 26x1 next year and into the future.

We understand, things are rough right now. Let's vote for change in November and get back to racing in 2021!

4000 Woodland Avenue
The Woodlands
Philadelphia, PA US 19104

The 8th Annual WPR 26x1 Mile Marathon Relay - POSTPONED August 22, 2020

The Race

Teams of 13 (or as few as 6) people will race for their fastest collective marathon time.


May 18 9am start (gates open at 8am for setup) at the Woodlands, located on Woodland Avenue. Enter through the big gate across from the trolley portal. Follow the signs when you come in. The race itself will take place at the Woodland Stables and runners will do the trail loop.

The Champion

Each team will select a runner - different than their last mile runner - to run the final 0.2 miles to complete the official marathon for the team. Selection for this position is considered a great honor.

The Baton

Each team must devise their own baton. It an be anything - a snap bracelet, a banana, a stick, a pompom, etc.

The Torch

Each team's champion will complete their 0.2 mile leg with a torch of their making. It probably should not be on fire, but I'll look the other way.

About the Woodlands

The Woodlands’ 54-acre undulating landscape is at once a one-of-a-kind 18th-century English pleasure garden, 19th-century rural cemetery, and a modern green oasis for its neighbors in bustling University City and West Philadelphia. The Woodlands was designated a National Historic Landmark District in recognition of its unique history and rich resources. Actively used today, the cemetery, mansion, landscape, and programs are an educational resource for local school children, community residents, university students, as well as for a small, highly motivated cadre of scholars seeking further understanding of American architectural and botanical history, urban development, and the origin and growth of West Philadelphia.

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