PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Runners have started training for the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon. On Saturday morning, runners met at the Art Museum for long-distance races of up to 14 miles.
Marathon weekend is November 20th and 21st. The race was canceled last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The organizers said that group training races are a great way to get runners acclimatized again.
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“We have a lot of first-time marathon runners, first-time half marathon runners,” said Kathleen Titus, the marathon director. “Somehow the pandemic got many runners out. Whether it was shorter distances around neighborhoods, or just getting out for a walk. So this gives some first-time people a chance to meet people who are more experienced. Then it gives the experienced runners a chance to get out in comfortable surroundings, where you are spread out in a beautiful environment to get to know each other. ”
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The group holds training sessions every week
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