A Gritty-themed 5K is set for Sunday, October 13 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Fans are encouraged to don their best orange and furry regalia as they run from the Wells Fargo Center, travel through the Navy Yard, and finish outside of Xfinity LIVE!
The race, taking place just days after the Flyers home opener at the Wells Fargo Center (October 9), will feature a course with the full mascot treatment, including Gritty-styled "rest" and "water" stops, as well as on-route décor reflective of the mascot-of-honor's favorite tricks, gags, and gadgets. At the finish line, the best-dressed runners will be awarded special prizes in one-of-a-kind categories such as "best in fur".
In his namesake, Gritty himself will be leading the charge at the starting line. When asked about his participation, the mascot noted, "I will obviously win. I'll do whatever it takes. I'll spin signs around so people run the wrong way. You don't follow the rules when it's your event. You just soak in the glory when crossing through those flaming gates of victory."
Gritty's personal announcement regarding the event can be found HERE.