It’s time to grab your running shoes and flaunt your fur. Today, Flyers Charities officially opened registration for the one and only Gritty 5K presented by Penn Medicine. The fourth annual run (or walk or jog) will be held on Saturday, October 22. Kicking off with an exciting confetti start, participants will run a course that will start and end in the Wells Fargo Center Complex and include surprises, detours, and flying cakes along the way.
The unique 3.1-mile course will loop through the Navy Yard and once again feature fan-favorite, interactive activations including hot dogs, wooder, paint stations and, of course, Gritty’s infamous caking. After another full year of Gritty plotting, participants should also keep their eyes out for new and special surprises along the way. Also returning once again are awards and special prizes featuring the coveted Best in Fur award.
The 2022 Gritty 5K will once again combine the typical in-person race format and virtual aspect so that fans can participate from anywhere in the world. Perfect for the whole family, everyone and anyone can strut their best in fur at a walk, jog, or run. For $50, in-person participants will receive a custom a t-shirt, a 2022-2023 Flyers game ticket, and finisher’s medal. For the first time, the Gritty 5K will also offer special kids’ pricing for just $40 which will include youth Gritty 5K t-shirts sizes. Not local or can’t run the race? Participants can also register to run the Gritty 5K virtually.
This special price is available for a limited time. Register now for the in-person or virtual race at runsignup.com/gritty5k.