The RUNegades are proud to present The 2nd Annual Blobfest 5K, ALL NEW 10K, and Children's Fun Run!
A meteorite has crash landed in Phoenixville and the residents are on the run! Between you and safety lies 5,000 meters of trail (10,000 if you take the long route!). What STRANGE SIGHTS and BLOBSTACLES might you encounter along the way?
When: Sunday July 14th 8:00 am (10K) 8:05 am (5K)
Where: Phoenixville, PA Down under the Gay Street Bridge (Where they hold the Farmer's Market)
About the Race
Phoenixville's own RUNegades have partnered with the historic Colonial Theatre to bring you the second one-of-a-kind running event in celebration of Phoenixville's most unconventional local holiday. Props and actors along the way will ensure that you have a Blobtacular time!
Both the 5K and the 10K are out-and-back courses that begin under the Gay Street Bridge (the site of the Phoenixville Farmer's Market), continue over the Phoenix Column Truss Bridge and up a scenic section of the SRT beside French Creek. The 5K will turn around at the crest of Cromby Hill. The 10K will turn around roughly 1.55 miles later!
The FREE kid's fun run will start just after the 5K kicks off at 8:05 am.
Create or Join a Team
New for 2019, you can create or join a team. We'll have prizes for the Blobbiest (largest) team and for the best-themed team!
Not into running unless someone is actually chasing you? You can still be part of the fun as a Blobfest volunteer! Wear your Blobfest best and join us as a water station volunteer or as a live prop in one of our Blobfest "scenes!" Whether you're young, old, or somewhere in-between, we will have something for you to do and volunteering at the run will be tons of fun!! You'll also earn a sweet Blobfest volunteer T-shirt!
No-K to 5K Training Program!
Looking for an easy way to get into (or back into) running??
RUNegades is proud to announce our new No-K to 5K Training Program! Led by fellow RUNegade Ryan Drummond, the program will follow an 8 week, 3 days per week, 30 minute per day schedule that you can do on your own or with Ryan and others at our group runs.
Each session will consist of a progressive mix of walking and running ... culminating in the achievement of completing the 5K at RUNegades 2nd Annual Blobfest 5K!
For support and camaraderie there will be group workout opportunities coinciding with established RUNegades group runs that take place Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings, plus an additional Thursday early morning workout. The first group workout will be Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 pm at Conshohocken Brewing's Rec Room, Phoenixville. If you can't make that date, please email us at email@example.com. We will get you in touch with Ryan to set up your training schedule!
Both the 5K and the 10K will be chip-timed!
All participants who register by July 5th are guaranteed a unique Blobfest 2019 race T-shirt.
Various awards and Phoenixville-themed prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers in both races. Medals will be awarded to the top three males and females in each of the following age groups:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over
$30 until June 16th
$35 June 17th-July 13th
$35 until June 17th
$40 June 17th-July 13th
Saturday July 13th from 11am to 5pm at the RUNegades tent at the Blobfest street fair in front of the Colonial Theatre on Bridge Street in Phoenixville.
You can also pick up your packet near the start/finish area on the day of the race starting at 7am.
There is plenty of parking in downtown Phoenixville within a short walk to the start/finish area. Check out this link for a clear map:
The Mill Street Lot is the closest!
While we do not offer refunds, we do allow for bib transfers. Bib transfers can be completed for a $10 fee through our site at runsignup.com. The site will take care of the transfer; those who transfer their bibs will have to work out any payment agreement with the recipient on their own.
INDESCRIBABLE! INDESTRUCTIBLE! NOTHING CAN STOP IT! (is that old poster about the Blob...or YOU?)