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ODDyssey Half Marathon One of Top 100 Road Races In America

04/18/2012, 3:04pm CDT
By Carl

The ODDyssey is Fast Becoming Philadelphia's Favorite Half Marathon Because of the Race's Dedication to the Runner's Experience!  


        The ODDyssey Half Marathon is Philadelphia's spring half marathon.  It is catching on fast and it is easy to see why - this is more than a race, it is an event that really celebrates running.  This year, the ODDyssey was recognized as one of the top 100 races in North America by because it is a race "that puts their runners as their top priority." 


         It has all the bells and whistles that you want and need.   

  • USA Track and Field certified course - got it! 
  • Professional photography - ASI is there. 
  • Cash prizes - absolutely. 
  • Chip timing - yep - as soon as you cross the finish line you can immediately look up your results on touch screen kiosks. 

          But, the ODDyssey also is the most fun half marathon you will ever run.  It features:  

  • Live music along the course
  • Optional quirky challenges like a $1,000 cornhole toss 
  • Costume contest with bobble-head trophies
  • Free Finish Line Beer Garden from Sly Fox Brewery
  • Free Post Race Massages
  • Medals with Beer Openers Built In 
  • Commemorative Pint Glasses to all finishers! 

   The ODDyssey is capped at only 3,500 runners.  Make sure you sign up before the 40,000 running Broad Street grab all of the spots.    


What do runners say about the ODDyssey?

  The race was AWESOME today.  It was well organize and SO fun! A great first race and first half for me :)  I'm already looking forward to next year.  Thanks!!! 


  All around good event. Loved the ample support, scenic course, festive bands; and the runners will inspire mysterious grins on my face for weeks. Thanks for a good time! - Rose P. 


  My first half-marathon. ..  THANKS for the awesome experience :-).... I'm planning on participating next year! - Marianne C.  


Great race today. Thanks to everyone who made it possible. The built in bottle opener on the medal is a nice touch. I might actually have a use for this medal! - Glen F.   


Great job with the race! Medals, shirts, and beer glasses were all nice.  - Louis R.  



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