The Wizard Run Returns to Philly With Unique Race Features
November 7, 2023
Participants of the 2023 race will be provided custom t-shirts, medals, wands and access to a curated playlist of magical music
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Wizard Run returns to Philadelphia on Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Created to bring magic-loving people together in an inclusive and lively manner, the Wizard Run will fill South Philadelphia’s Navy Yard with wizards and witches. After switching to virtual races during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Wizard Run has been making its return to in-person races in cities across the U.S. It returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 2019, when almost 2,000 magic lovers joined the run in Chestnut Hill. Registration for the event is still open.
At registration, participants have the opportunity to pick the color of their custom race t-shirt that is offered in four colors – blue, red, yellow and green. Upon race day, they will also receive a custom wizard wand, a custom wizard-themed medal and a butterscotch cream soda from Flying Cauldron. This year, for the first time ever at a live Wizard Run event, participants will have access to live audio streaming technology, which provides them the option to listen to curated playlists of magic-themed music and tune in to the wizard emcee as they run.
The Wizard Run offers two distances, a 5K and a one-mile Fun Run. The race is heavily focused on inclusivity, welcoming all experience levels, ages and gender identities. Costumes are highly encouraged during the event. After the race, the after-party will be hosted by The Cauldron Philly, The Wizard Run’s 2023 title sponsor.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be bringing such a fun and magical event back to the city of Philly,” said Ian Campbell, Partner at Run The Day. “We want to make sure that the relaunch of the in-person event in Philly exceeds everyone’s expectations, so we’ve put together some unique and memorable race day features for our participants, so make sure to come check it out!”
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.