The Philadelphia Flyers raise their sticks in a show of appreciation to their fans at the close of the season and the NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Philadelphia. Carolina won 4-3. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Tom Mihalek

The Philadelphia Flyers will sponsor a series of bicycle races and a 5K walk/run this summer in the city, the team announced Tuesday.

The Philadelphia Flyers Charity Classic, which is scheduled for July 16, will consist of the 5K walk/run, a 10-mile family bike ride, a 50K bike ride and a 100K bike ride throughout the city.

“We’ve proudly hosted the Flyers Charities 5K for five years now and are excited to enhance that event with a new summer date, new course and the addition of a cycling component to welcome even more fans this year,” Flyers President Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “This new event will showcase our great city as a recreational leader, as these new routes will take runners and riders through very scenic courses.”

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The event is a collaboration between Flyers Charities, the Flyers Alumni Association and g4 Productions, a large-scale event management organization.

Proceeds will benefit Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association.

The races all have a slightly different course throughout the city. All participants will receive a Flyers goodie bag, a race T-shirt, a finisher’s medal and post-race refreshments.

Entry fees vary by event. The 5K walk/run is $50 per person, the 10-mile family bike ride is $50 per person or $100 for a family of four, and the 50K and 100K bike rides have an early bird rate of $100 per entrant.

For more information or to register, go to phil

Contact: 609-272-7193


A graduate of Penn State University, I worked at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, before joining The Press in 2013.

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