‘Uptown Drum for the Run’ returns during the 2012 Broad Street Run

    When the 2012 Blue Cross Broad Street Run commences, tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., a group of North Philadelphia percussionists will be there to encourage the estimated 40,000 runners who will attempt the 10-mile course.

    Supporters of the 33rd annual race that benefits the American Cancer Society, will be cheering all along the route, which begins near Broad and Olney. At the 3-mile mark, at Broad and Cumberland, a group of local musicians are beginning their own tradition.

    Uptown Drum for the Run will be back for their second year, on the 2200 block of North Broad Street, performing to support the cause, and encourage the runners.

    According to CBSPhilly, the group consists of about six drummers, who are encouraging others percussionists to join them, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., as the race makes its way through North Philadelphia.

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