The 5th Annual Blobfest 5K/10K and Kids' Fun Run!

Fri July 8 - Sun July 10 Phoenixville, PA 19460 US
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Now Offering a Non-Binary Gender Option!

Blobfest 5K

07/10 8:15AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Now Offering a Non-Binary Gender Option!

Blobfest 10K

07/10 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Kid's 800-meter Fun Run! (11 and under)

07/10 8:20AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Dress in your Best 50's Garb and be part of the FUN!

Volunteer for the Blobfest 5K/10K

07/10 7:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Get the swag even if you can't make it in person!

Virtual 5K or 10K

Description

7/8 UPDATE! On-line registration is CLOSED! 
REGISTRATION is available in-person at the RUNegades' table at the Blobfest Street Fair on 7/9 from 11 am to 5 pm and at the race on Sunday 7/10 starting at 7 am. 

LIVE! IN-PERSON! The SPECTACULAR BLOB-TACTULAR RACE OF THE YEAR is BACK!


On Sunday July 10th, Steve McQueen and YOU star in the horror movie of the century!
Uh...last century! 

 

**7/6 Update! PACERS! We will have pacers available in the 10K for the following paces (per mile): 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30**  

Location: The starting area is under the Gay Street Bridge in Phoenixville, PA (the same location as the Phoenixville Farmer's Market). The closest address is 200 Mill Street.

Parking: There is a good deal of parking in Phoenixville, but we expect nearly 400 runners, so we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING (or walking to the start if you live close by). There are two municipal lots near the starting area. One is accessible by the driveway between the Municipal building and the Foodery (325 Bridge Street). The other is on the corner of Taylor Alley and South Main Street. There is also street parking on the streets around downtown. 

Starting Times:
10K: 8 am / 5K: 8:15 am / Kids' Run 8:20 am

Bib Pickup:
There are 2 options for packet pickup this year. 
SATURDAY 7/9 11am to 5 pm @ the RUNegades table at the Blobfest Street Fair on Bridge Street in Phoenixville.
RACE DAY 7/10 starting @ 7 am.  
 
Water Stops: There will be a water stop at the top of Cromby hill (Mile 1.4). That stop will have water and special Blobb-O Gatorade Shots (Jell-O made with Gatorade). There will also be a water stop at mile 2. (These stops will be roughly miles 4 and 5 on the way back of the 10K). 

Steel City Offer: Steel City Coffeehouse and Brewery at 203 Bridge Street in Phoenixville is offering 10% off all purchases for runners who show their bibs after the race!


Every year, Phoenixville, PA celebrates Blobfest in honor of 1958's The BLOB. And every year, we throw a running party to help celebrate and support the historic Colonial Theatre that stars in the film!  This year we are back IN PERSON for our 5K, 10K, or kids' fun-run.

All 5K/10K participants who register by June 28th will receive a unique race-themed T-shirt! And all 5K and 10K finishers will receive a 4" moving, light-up Blobfest medal!
 
All participants in the kids fun-run receive a finisher's ribbon and prize. 

For the first time in 2022, The Blobfest 5K and 10K proudly includes a non-binary gender option.
The Blobfest is a local holiday for ALL and the RUNegades is a running club for ALL. We welcome ALL paces and faces. Any discrimination, bigotry, snide remarks, or otherwise negative gobble-dee-gook will not be tolerated. We will happily offer a full refund to anyone who signed up prior to this announcement who does not think they can be respectful of all. Simply contact us privately at info@runegades.com.

5K and 10K awards: The top 3 M/F/NB overall and the top 3 M/F/NB in each of the following age groups will be recognized: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

But that's not all!! We'll have special rewards for best dressed, craziest Blob escape-route, and most blobbiest team!
 
A portion of your registration fees and 100% of all donations will go to The Historic Colonial Theatre, the site of The Blob's most famous scene!
 
INDESCRIBABLE! INDESTRUCTIBLE! NOTHING CAN STOP IT! (is that old poster about the Blob...or YOU?)

PACKET PICKUP: There are 2 options for packet pickup this year. 
SATURDAY 7/9 11am to 5 pm @ the RUNegades table at the Blobfest Street Fair on Bridge Street in Phoenixville.
RACE DAY 7/10 starting @ 7 am.  
 
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