The Army Navy Philly Fun Run

A day late, and 5 dollars short. I apologize for this one coming out a little later than your regularly scheduled Alphonso post, but… Guess what!? I may or may not have a wee bit of a surprise for you. I was recently asked to be a part of a run taking place the morning of the Army Navy Game.

It’s a group run that I had already heard of, and honestly I had already planned on attending, but to be asked directly by the director made it that much more special. Now me, being the GENIUS that I am, I realized that I might not be able to fully verbalize how amazing this run was going to be. So, I asked Ian (the director… We’re pals) for a little help and he was kind enough to send me an email with LOADS of information, all of the links, and he even through in a 20% discount (dropping the price from $25 to $20) for me to share!

I’m not sure if you can tell or not, but I’m kind of excited for this run. Like, REALLY excited for it! Like, if you’re in the area, or are going to be in the area, you should come run with me and bask in my excited. Ok, I’m starting to ramble, so without further ado…

Good afternoon,

I wanted to make you aware of an event which supports veterans on the morning of Army Navy Game (Dec 14). In collaboration with The Philadelphia VA Medical Center and the PHLCVB, the event is called The Army Navy Philly Fun Run. It’s a 5 mile fun run thru Philly along major military sites. Veterans will be part of the group leading and we’ll include cadence along the way.

Please consider joining or spreading the word to people who will be in the Philadelphia area for the big game. Event flyer is attached.

Other Key Details:

  • All proceeds go to veteran causes, namely transitioning homeless veterans into permanent housing & veteran suicide prevention

  • Goal is to raise $5,000+

  • We end with some of the best cheesesteaks in city at Cosmi’s Deli (twice voted Philly’s best) discounted to under $5 apiece for our group. There will be vegetarian options as well.

  • Permit is for a big group in the hundreds

  • $25 Donation to join ($20 with code ALWHITE20)

Ticket purchases at:

Join the FB event at:

Thank you for considering joining. If you know of any volunteers who would like to help, please send them our way.


Until next time, Go Navy, Beat Army.

P.S. Again, use code ALWHITE20 to get 20% off. Sign up, spread the word, and I’ll see you there! Oh, and I may or may not be calling during the run…..

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