It is the time of year again when the South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners run the streets of South Philly to enjoy the holiday lights. The 11th Annual run will be on Thursday, December 13, at 7 p.m. at Columbus Square (12th and Wharton), PLEASE enter Columbus Square at the 12th Street entrance, which is located in the middle of 12th between Wharton Street and Reed Street.

The run ends at Victory Beer Hall at XFINITY Live! (11th and Pattison). Drink specials include $5 Home Grown, Helles Lager, Hop Devil and Vital IPA. They will also have their late night menu available. The specials will be available throughout XFINITY. Bring your IDs.

As is tradition with the Holiday Lights Run, we are having a food drive to benefit Philabundance. Please bring canned and other non-perishable food to Columbus Square or if you would rather donate online, click the following:;jsessionid=00000000.app30111a?5976.donation=form1&df_id=5976&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=41EF7CAD0EBEC17967C45916B8B42BC8

Last year, we collected 220 pounds in food donations and $490 in online donations!

Feel free to wear bells, lights, and holiday costumes. All paces are welcome.

The route is 4.01 miles. Click here for the cue sheet:

and here for the MapMyRun map:

Please enter Columbus Square on 12th Street and Wharton.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Please obey traffic rules and ONLY cross streets, particularly Broad Street or Oregon Avenue, on green lights. We do not want any accidents or having drivers annoyed at us for crossing on red lights.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: Please respect the neighborhood. Observe areas where there are signs to stay off the grass.


How do I get to the start at 13th and Wharton?
• SEPTA: The Broad Street Line stop at Ellsworth/Federal is two blocks from the start. Several SEPTA bus routes, including the 45 and the 4, let off on Wharton. Check out SEPTA’s website for a route that works best for you.
• Uber/Lyft
• Run or walk
• Bike or drive: You may consider biking or driving to XFINITY Live! ahead of the run and then take the Broad Street Line up to Federal and to the start.

We do not recommend biking to the start or parking at Columbus Square because the destination bar is a couple of miles away.

What are options to get home from the destination bar?
• SEPTA: The Broad Street Line stop at AT&T is a couple of blocks from XFINITY Live!
• Uber/Lyft
• Run or walk

Will there be drink specials?
Yes, there are $5 selected draft specials.

I’m injured, don’t run, work late, etc. can I still come to the bar?
Yes, all are welcome!


By participating in this event/run, you acknowledge that running can be a dangerous sport and that you alone are responsible for your safety and/or actions. You should ensure that you are physically fit enough to participate in this run. The organizers and the running location are not liable for your safety and/or actions.