Monday, April 22, 2013
Which of these area runs will fit your aptitude and schedule?
May is a busy month for runners in the Philadelphia area, highlighted by the 10-mile Broad Street Run at 8:30 a.m. May 5. Read on for some of the other races scheduled for May, and post in the comments about any we've missed. (And check out April's race schedule, too, before its final weekend.) 21st Annual University City 5K Run Black Sheep Run 2013 Colby Umbrell Memorial Walk & 5K Broad Street ReRun 5-Mile Run 4th Annual Danny Mac 5K Run/1-Mile Walk CURE FA 5K Race for Christina 5K For Mother's Day (female runners only) 5th Annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes 5K Run Honoring Officer Chuck Cassidy Doylestown 5K Teal Ribbon 5K
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Malvernites will play an early role in two upcoming Phillies games.
It seems like the baseball action just can't get started at a Phillies game this week until Malvern gives the go-ahead. This week's series versus the St. Louis Cardinals has two local connections. The namesake of Baker Industries was given the duty of throwing out the first pitch Thursday night: On Saturday, expect the dulcet tones of Malvern Prep singers to precede the game:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
'Boston is my favorite of all the marathons,' said the Malvern resident, who is known for his pink racing outfit.
Among the runners at the Boston Marathon Monday was Keith Straw, a Malvern resident who is well-known for his unconventional racing outfit—a pink tutu. We reached out to Straw to see if he was OK and if he had thoughts we could deliver to his hometown. He responded Tuesday afternoon:
Signed sports memorabilia from Carl’s Cards, $100 from Wayne Sporting Goods and Grand Slam batting cage time go to the winner.
Congratulations to Kelly Hutchinson, of Wayne, chosen by Patch’s users as the Greatest Baseball Fan 2013. The race was tight and Little League pictures were popular among our users. "The photo was taken at Lower Perkiomen Little League field on July 9 last summer at the District 27 Championships Devon Strafford vs. Upper Providence," Hutchinson told TE Patch. In it, her son Eric is celebrating a big win after a game in which he hit a home run. He's being lifted by players from the previous year's DSLL team, which also won the district championship. Eric roots for the Phillies, and his favorite players are Chase Utley and Cutter Dykstra, son of former Phillie Lenny Dykstra. Read more on TE Patch. Hutchinson was presented Monday with the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Merion Golf Club will host the U.S. Open from June 13 to 16.
When the Masters Tournament concluded Sunday, golf fans worldwide turned their attention to the next major championship: the U.S. Open, coming in less than two months. This year, the world's elite golfers—including No. 1-ranked Tiger Woods and newly crowned Masters champion Adam Scott—will spend their Father's Day weekend here in the Philadelphia area. Merion Golf Club is hosting the U.S. Open. Here's what you need to know: Merion is situated along Ardmore Avenue roughly where Lower Merion's Ardmore section meets Haverford Township, about a mile southwest of Lancaster Avenue. The four rounds of play are scheduled for Thursday, June 13, through Sunday, June 16, but road closures will start as early as Monday during practice rounds and the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We've narrowed it down to the finalists. Now cast your vote for the best.
Baseball season is in full swing. The teams are competing, and so are Patch's baseball fans. We’ve narrowed the list down to the greatest fan in each our Patch towns, and now it’s time to see who is the greatest among them. The winner will get a prize package valued at $250, including sporting gear, signed baseball memorabilia, and time at the batting cage. See below for the details. The local winners are (Click to read more about the local winners): All you need to do to vote is let us know your favorite in the comments area. Tell us the Patch in which your favorite won. (Each photo is labeled in the caption area.) Just a reminder that you can only vote once per day and any negative comments will be removed and not counted as votes. …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Little Zachary found a baseball on a walk through Malvern and sleeps with it every night.
The votes are in, and one photo subject has emerged as Malvern Patch's Greatest Baseball Fan. Two-and-a-half-year-old Zachary Ebersole drew the most votes with a photo taken at his first-ever Phillies game last year. The photo is now entered into the regional competition for a prize package worth $250. Janine Ebersole, a single mom raising Zachary in Malvern Borough, submitted the photo. She related via email a story demonstrating her son's love of the game. Check out the attached photo to see Zachary suited up for this year's Phillies home opener. Voting for the regional contest will take place in the comments area of the regional voting article, from Wednesday, April 10 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Look for the regional …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Who do you think is the biggest baseball fan? Vote for your favorite.
Baseball season is open and we want to know who you think is the greatest fan. Last week, we asked for nominations and now we want you to vote on the greatest fan. All you have to do is let us know the number of the picture you choose in the comments area below. Vote before 4 p.m. Thursday. The winner will move on to the regional contest and have a chance to win $250 in prizes. Prizes: Here’s a basic rundown of the rules:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at Great Valley High School.
The 13th annual Butterfly Run, held at Great Valley High School, takes place Saturday at 9 a.m. The run benefits the Elizabeth Ciunci Scholarship Fund, in memory of a Great Valley High School graduate killed by a drunk driver on Thanksgiving in 1999. The inaugural run was held on what would have been Elizabeth's 21st birthday: The run website lays out the details: See the website for full details and awards information.
5K runs are plentiful, as usual. Which will fit your schedule?
Tired of hibernating? Lace up your shoes and get out amongst the runners for a race in April. The Philadelphia area has plenty of options, as seen below. But if you know of another local race that readers should know about, please tell us in the comments section at the end. The Zombie Run Irish Memorial 5K Walk, Roll, Run for Thought, Race for Recovery Footsteps For Friends 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run Running for Kling: 5K Run/Walk for WCU Grad Tracy Kling LaManna Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run Strides for SPARC Second Annual Spring Into Fitness Run Rick's Run 5K 18th Annual Chester County Race Against Violence Conshy 5k Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk Philly Run Wild—Save the Orangutans 5K Run/Walk