The Wizard Run Has a Magical Return to Philly
December 12, 2023
Magic-themed 5K hosts its first in-person Philadelphia event since COVID-19
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Runners and walkers sporting their wizard and magical-themed gear flew through the streets of Philadelphia on Dec. 9 for the return of the in-person Wizard Run. Participants at this year’s Wizard Run started in South Philadelphia’s Navy Yard and journeyed through the 5K and one-mile routes. Awards were presented to the top male, female and non-binary finishers overall. Full results can be found here.
“Having the Wizard Run back in Philadelphia is spell-binding, and our team has had a blast being a part of making the magic happen,” said Ian Campbell, CEO at Run The Day. “The energy of our participants is unmatched, they truly bring the magic to this unique event. I can’t wait to watch this event grow over the coming years!”
At the beginning of the event, all participants were given a custom wand to enhance their magical experience. At the finish line, they were awarded a custom wizard-themed medal and a butterscotch cream soda. The Cauldron Philly, Wizard Run’s 2023 title sponsor, also hosted the event’s after-party at their Philadelphia location where participants enjoyed potion making and magical cocktails.
The Wizard Run was started in 2018, with the goal of bringing a little magic into the host cities and providing a means for all magical-loving people to come together and celebrate their love of fantastical characters and stories that have captivated pop culture. During COVID-19, the Wizard Run transitioned to virtual events. The running series has been making its way back into major cities for fully in-person events. This year, the Wizard Run and its participants got to experience the return of the event in Philadelphia.
The Wizard Run continues to offer a virtual run option for participants to join in from any location they choose. Virtual participants are invited to run, jog or walk on the road, on the trail or on the treadmill. After completion of the virtual event, participants will be rewarded a custom finishers medal, wand and custom t-shirt in the color of their choice – blue, red, yellow or green.
About The Wizard Run and Run The Day
Managed by Run The Day, The Wizard Run brings a little magic into the host city and provides a means for all magical-loving people to come together and celebrate their love of the fantastical. Run the Day is the premier Southeastern Pennsylvania ChronoTrack timing partner. In addition to timing services in the Greater Philadelphia area, they offer national services such as online registration, race management and advertising. To learn more visit www.runtheday.com.
THE WIZARD RUN IS NOT ENDORSED, SANCTIONED, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY SUPPORTED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, THE HARRY POTTER BOOK PUBLISHERS, OR J.K. ROWLING AND HER REPRESENTATIVES. HARRY POTTER, CHARACTERS, NAMES, AND RELATED INDICIA ARE TRADEMARKS OF AND (C) WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC. HARRY POTTER PUBLISHING RIGHTS (C) JKR.