From the mailbag from Bob Szwajkos:
I am an “alumni” runner with Shawmont Running Club in Lafayette Hill PA although I now reside in Newtown PA adjoining Tyler State Part and close to the Delaware River Canal paths where I put in most of my running. I was forwarded a copy of the “Rest Stop” Memo for the upcoming Philly Marathon. I am running the Half, hopefully. I defer to the LONG distance runners for the benefit of this facility. Thank you for the invitation.
I am also a member of the Philadelphia Frontrunners which is celebrating its 30th Year. Organized as an LGBT organization, we welcome all runners. Its base is in Center City.
I am also serving as Chair of Team Philadelphia for the 2014 Gay Games
in Cleveland/Akron which will open August 9, 2014. This is the 9th Games and will host more than 10,000 athletes from around the world in 32 sports, rodeo, golf, band and chorus. We welcome all athletes to join in this event. All information is on the WEB.
Please extend this information to your members and if any are interested in the Games, please have them contact me.
We are also reaching out to all of the area running clubs to join together to improve and enhance running and to better organize for registration, etc with the “major races”. We are also affiliated with the ODDyssey Half Marathon in June and the Trenton Double Cross this month.
Team Philadelphia is a federation of LGBT and ally athletes with 12 sports, Rodeo, band and chorus with more than 1,200 participants in its programs which operate 12 months a year. We are affiliated with Arcadia University, Mazzoni Center, William Way Center and numerous other organizations.
Again, if more information is requested, we would be happy to provide it. Thank you for sharing this information.
Robert Szwajkos, Esquire (mailto:RSZ@curtinheefner.com)