Team PHIRE (Philadelphia Running Echo) is a regional chapter of the Flying Fox Runners Club in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The organization was formed from three sub-groups in the area, Valley Forge, Peace Valley and Philadelphia. Team PHIRE began with just a few people running together on the beautiful trails of Valley Forge National Park. They have since grown to over 90 members that meet regularly every Saturday and Sunday, year-round, through rain, shine or snow!

Flying Fox Sports (the parent organization of Team PHIRE) was founded with the objectives to promote sportsmanship among the younger generation, improve the relationship between family members, and forge a strong connection among the local community and beyond. Engagement in sports activities helps to reshape their members’ lives in a positive way, both physically and spiritually.

A number of Team PHIRE’s top runners travel the world to compete in the six Major Marathons (Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York), however they have made participating at Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia their team tradition! This year, team PHIRE was the largest Run Club at the event with 80+ members! At every race they look forward to bringing energy and enthusiasm to the start line! To learn more about team PHIRE please visit http://phirerunners.blogspot.com.