It's that time of year again. No, we are not talking about New Year's resolutions, but the registration opening for the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Are you excited? We are, and so are the folks at Philadelphia Runner who want to celebrate this exciting occasion with you.

Registration for the ODDyssey Half Marathon opens January 6, 2015, but you can register early at Philadelphia Runner's ODDyssey Pre-registration Party and then mark the occasion with a beer. The party is 4:00 p.m. to close on January 5 at their Sansom Street store. RSVP is required; register here for this event.

So what is all the fuss about you might ask? This unique race is organized by runners for runners and is the perfect combination of fun and seriousness. Runners will be able to enjoy a USA Track and Field certified course as well as an advanced chip timing system that allows you to look up your results on touch screen kiosks as soon as you cross the finish line. But who says you can't have fun as well, right? There will be live music all along the course, medals will have beer openers built in, and all finishers will receive a commemorative pint glass. Also, a free beer courtesy of Sly Fox Brewery and a free post-race massage by PhilaMassages will be waiting for you at the finish line.

The 6th annual ODDyssey Half Marathon will descend on Fairmount Park on June 14, 2015. Check out the course here.

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