Join us tomorrow for the seccond annual Toyota Flyers Charity Classic! Walk up regitration is available. More information HERE.
The 2018 Toyota Flyers Charity Classic is a city-wide event incorporating a 5k walk/run through the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a 10-mile family bike ride through the Navy Yard and FDR Park, and two bike rides - a 50K and a 100K - spanning the sights and sounds of Broad Street, through historic Valley Forge Park leading back through MLK Drive to the Wells Fargo Center Complex.
This year marks the second annual edition of the summertime event in which thousands of participants bicycle, run or walk to raise money for worthy causes in the Delaware Valley. The Toyota Flyers Charity Classic grew out of the Flyers Charities 5k run/walk, which proved very popular over a five-year period.
In 2016, Brad Marsh, the Flyers' director of community development and president of the Flyers Alumni Association had an idea for the Flyers to add a bicycling event to the organization's charitable fundraisers. An avid cyclist who once bicycled coast-to-coast across Canada to raise funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. In the 1980s, during his playing days as a Flyers defenseman, he used to participate in off-season triathalons.
In developing the concept for what became the Charity Classic, various ideas were discussed along with Flyers Charities.