YOU'RE INVITED TO THE ROCK N ROLL PHILLY WEEKEND

BIG NEWS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! 

I had so much fun trying to survive the Rock n Roll Philly half marathon last year that I've partnered with Rock n Roll to throw one hell of a party! Which means, THE #SPORTSBRASQUAD IS TAKING OVER THE ROCK N ROLL PHILLY WEEKEND SEPT 16 & 17 2017! 

Woops, those photos aren't very convincing... 

HERE. LOOK. SEE. FUN. LOOK HOW MUCH FUN I'M HAVING HERE.

Kelly Roberts Rock N Roll Philly Half

THAT'S RIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FUN ROCKING OUR FACES OFF AT THE ROCK N ROLL PHILLY WEEKEND!

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Gasp!

Yaaas

I know! Talk about a good time!!!

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Here's the scoop, the party starts bright and early on Saturday, The party starts bright and early on Saturday, September 16th on the 5K/10K course where we will support the hell out of the runners! THAT'S RIGHT! Get ready to cheer your heads off!

The 5K starts at 7:00am and the 10K starts at 7:30am so here's the deal, we are going to meet at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Sweetbriar Drive at 7:00 AM. (Click here for a link to location or see map below)! after the final 10K runners go by, we are going to run back to the start/finish area! HOW? UNSURE! We will figure it out! It's going to be an adventure! 

And just in case that map is confusing, try this one!

Sweetbriar Rd. is that teeny tiny underpass between Landsdowne Rd. and Martin Luther King Dr.!

Now our exact location may be 400m down Martin Luther King Dr. so just keep your eyes peeled for the screaming badass women with HILARIOUS race day signs! 

So find a way to get to Philly, spread the word, RSVP to the event here, and start brainstorming your funniest race day signs!

Now, let's talk Sunday! I haven't run a race since May because the London Marathon broke my damn heart. That's why I'm assembling the #BadassLadyGang to fun run the half marathon! So, if you're looking to start at a 9-minute mile pace and have the time of your life, RUN WITH US!

Regardless of whether or not we all run together, join us at the fountain next to the Washington Monument at 7:00AM for a #BadassLadyGang pre-race picture! 

Badass lady Gang picture

Rock n Roll Philly is going to be a party and our cheer station is going to be off the chain! Do people still say off the chain?

It's going to be lit! How is that? I feel like I'm too old to say "lit".

 IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD TIME. HOW IS THAT?! 

IT'S GONNA BE FUN! SEE YOU THERE! 

This post is sponsored by Rock N Roll Marathon Series. All the fun is being made possible because of Rock N Roll. 

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.