THE RERUN STORY
The original idea for The Broad Street ReRun came from a discussion between a PTW physical therapist and a patient who mentioned their goal was to run in Philadelphia's Broad Street 10 Mile Run. The patient mentioned that Lansdale should hold a race down the town's own Broad Street. The patient, who happened to be a lawyer, mentioned that trademarks would prevent Lansdale from using the Broad Street Run name, and thus The Broad Street RERUN was born.
Ever since, The Broad Street ReRun has been a 5 Mile race through Lansdale/Upper Gwynedd held shortly after Philadelphia's 10 miler. The race's timing and distance allows runners from the 10 Miler to work out their aches and pains or a shorter, less demanding course, while also giving new or less experienced runners the chance to prove themselves and set new personal records!
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The Broad Street ReRun will benefit The Community Health & Youth Foundation, and affiliate of The Chamber of Commerce for the Greater Montgomery County. The foundation is a reorganization of the former North Penn Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In addition to he name change the mission has been expanded to include a broader commitment to the community.
The Community Health & Youth Foundation supports the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) program and provides scholarships for area high school students. Over the course of five sessions in July and August, PFEW aims to provide high school juniors and seniors with hands on experience developing mock businesses and services in order to learn entrepreneurship and its value in America
The Broad Street ReRun donates 100% of the net proceeds to The Chamber of Commerce for the Greater Montgomery County, who through the Community Health & Youth Foundation, send kids to a one week business retreat in the summer to learn business, career choices, and about life through mentor-ship from business volunteers and community members.