Upcoming Local Events You Can Take Part In
There’s always something going on in Pennsylvania and often it’s something that you can join in with. There are a whole host of events coming up that need talented people, like you, to sign up and join in. We’ve rounded up some of the best events going on locally, that will suit every kind of interest. Whether you’re a poker professional, a golf guru, or a marathon man, Pennsylvania has plenty of events to keep you busy all fall.
Huge Poker Tournament at Rivers Casino, Philadelphia
Rivers Casino in Philadelphia hosts regular poker tournaments with the biggest prize pools around, one per month at $4000 and one at $5000. If you want to get a little practice in beforehand then you’ll be pleased to hear that in Pennsylvania, playing online is totally legal. If you’re not local to PA then it’s worth finding out about which states allow poker sites in the US before logging in to brush up on your poker knowledge. Of course, The Rivers Casino would also be very happy for you to enter any of their smaller tournaments before giving your skills a go on the bigger prizes.
Golf Tournaments by the PIAA
Although the Pennsylvania Individual golf championships have already passed, it’s not too late to get a team together for the team tournaments. The PIAA runs tournaments every year and although they’re ultra-competitive, they’re very reasonably priced and make a great day out for the whole team. We’ve already written about some of the excitement from the individual championships, so you can get a flavor of what’s in store before you commit to playing.
The Philadelphia Marathon
One of the biggest sporting events in Philadelphia is the marathon. Taking place from the 19th to the 21st of November, there are a series of three races that you can choose from. The Rothman Orthopedics race is 8 kilometers and provides the perfect starting point for those who want to get into running longer distances. The next race on the timetable is the Dietz and Watson Philadelphia half marathon, which requires some real guts to complete. The weekend culminates in the full marathon, which this year is sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research, a truly noble cause to be running for. Although it seems a little way away, you need to get your entries in quickly and get cracking with your fundraising if you really want to make the biggest difference possible.
Dirt Monster Trail Race in Pittsburgh
At only 5 miles or 1 mile long, the Dirt Monster Trail race is certainly the shortest race on the list, but don’t be fooled into thinking this is easy. There are obstacles in your way, a whole lot of mud and you’ll be competing against some of the best runners in Pittsburgh. If you’re feeling up to the challenge then the next event is taking place on the 6th of November and is still open to entries if you get in quick. If you don’t quite make it to this event then you can join in with the mud race on any Saturday in November, to help raise money for OCD Pittsburgh.