Legs Against Arms has been a spring event for its first eight years but in 2015, the race will be held in the fall on October 11, 2015 to take better advantage of its Arcadia University location.
Here is a link to register for the event and to sign up to fundraise:
Forms are available under our registration section.
Check out https://500px.com/psrphiladelphia for photos from 2014's event.
Here is the initial plan for LAA IX:
Physicians for Social Responsibility’s 9th Annual Legs Against Arms
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Arcadia University
As an outgrowth of our commitment to eliminate the public health epidemic of violence in the Philadelphia region, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is hosting the 9th annual Legs Against Arms 5K Race/Walk/Roll (with a 1mile Walk/Roll option) and educational event, at Arcadia University on Sunday, October 11, 2015. With a focus on initiating a change in our social norms, specifically those that celebrate violent behavior, Legs Against Arms IX will encourage youth and adults to come together to strengthen their legs, as they send a clear message opposing violence in all forms, while honoring loved ones lost to gun violence in our community. PSR is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization.
Our partners will provide interactive educational displays to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the impact of violence in our community as part of a Celebration of PEACE that follows the exercising. PSR will highlight Project PEACE (Peaceful Endings through Authorities, Children and Educators)—a program of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office--that rests on the conflict resolution, peer mediation, anti-bullying and youth court education programs that PSR has served as “midwife” for in bringing to the Philadelphia area. We will also be celebrating children's vision of peace with our poster contest and with school displays. But peace involves more than children--we are inviting veterans, nurses, educators, doctors, yoga instructors, massage therapists, public health professionals and the families of those struck by violence to share their visions of peace with the larger community. A draft program for the day looks like this:
7:30 a.m. Registration opens on Arcadia campus
9:00 a.m. Race start
9:30 a.m. Celebration of Peace at Arcadia Commons Building Begins—Yoga, massage, exhibits and more open to the public
9:45 a.m. Race Winners Announced
10:15 am Poster contest winners recognized
11:30 a.m. Event Ends
New site, same commitment...
Past Legs Against Arms events have been held at LaSalle College, the Mann Music Center and St. Joseph’s University, but for PSR’s Sunday, April 6, 2014 Legs Against Arms VIII, PSR is bringing the event to Arcadia University in Glenside with the goal of finding a permanent home for the event moving into the future. Arcadia’s renowned Physician Assistant Department provides a direct medical link to the event and opens up the possibility of establishing a student PSR chapter at Arcadia that would connect students in the program with a wide network of socially active physicians and other health professionals. Arcadia’s School of Education already looks at school climate issues such as bullying and other forms of violence and LAA offers students and staff a connection to major resources for such efforts. The newly created Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University provides another natural tie with LAA since LAA is essentially civic engagement at its root level. The event will also provide another service avenue for Cindy Rubino and all of the student volunteers in Arcadia’s Service Office. There is also an obvious connection between LAA and Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Arcadia University’s School of Continuing Studies is another partner for LAA, committed as it is to providing relevant, flexible, and innovative programs to the region’s adult, professional and non-traditional, students.
LAA also offers the opportunity to reach out to the local community, in Glenside and beyond. The race itself, starting and finishing on campus and highlighting such attractions on campus as the new Commons and the stately Castle, would travel out into the neighboring community connecting Cheltenham Township officials and police to the event. PSR’s Race Director, Dan Brannen, has viewed maps of the campus and the community and he will work with university and local officials to create a certified course that both serious runners and the novice walker will enjoy. David Trevaskis, a longtime adjunct professor in the School of Education, is the PSR Board member coordinator in charge of the race and he is excited about bringing the spotlight of LAA to Arcadia as well as creating partnerships for Arcadia with PSR.