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Fishtown Beer Runners Teams with Legacy of Hope for Mayor’s Cup

On Aug. 10, runners representing almost every running club in Philadelphia will take to Belmont Plateau in West Fairmount Park for the 5th Annual Philly Mayor’s Cup event, a friendly competition measured across 5K, 5-Mile, 10K, 10-Mile and Half-Marathon races.

In addition, each club has chosen a local organization or charity to fundraise for in the lead-up to the annual event. This year, Legacy of Hope is partnered with the Fishtown Beer Runners, a social running club in Philadelphia founded in 2007. In addition to enjoying a frosty beverage after their weekly runs on Thursday evenings, the club regularly gives back to the community through philanthropic involvement.

FBR founder David April was glad to see both groups come together for Mayor’s Cup.

“I’ve been involved with Legacy of Hope for some time now. I’m actually a board member for Legacy of Hope, and I’m also one of the co-leaders of Team Relentless Hope, which is one of the programs sponsored by Legacy of Hope,” April said.

Team Relentless Hope is “a community of cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals who recognize the importance of exercise, comradery, and support in the path to recovery and overall health and wellness.”