Oktoberfest 2017 Registration is Open!

To register online Click Here.


Oktoberfest returns to the Swarthmore Community Center on Saturday, October 28,  8:00 – 11:00 pm. What a great fall event to attend with your friends. It is an Adult Event so get those babysitters lined up.

Tickets are $40 per person ($45 at the door) and you will be all set for great beer, brats and homemade desserts!    Proceeds will go to paving the outdoor basketball courts!


Registration can be completed online via TeamSnap, with a small handling fee added per ticket.  To register online Click Here.


Alternatively, to register offline, send an email to bobdawes@yahoo.com with the number of tickets needed, and write a check for $40 per ticket, made out to “SRA”, and send it to SRA Oktoberfest, PO Box 235, Swarthmore, PA 19081.


Below:   See New Year’s Day race participants celebrating as they heard that Oktoberfest would return again in 2017.
Swarthmore New Year's Day Race
Swarthmore New Year’s Day Race


Fall Town Soccer is around the corner

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Local Soccer Legend Terry Lynch has spent the summer studying soccer tactics around the country, and eagerly awaits starting his 24th season of Town Soccer! Town Soccer will start Saturday, September 9th, and will run through November 4th.

Full description of the Fall Programs – click here:  SRA FALL PROGRAM BROCHURE 2017

Read more about the Town Soccer program here:   http://www.swarthmorerecreation.org/index.php/town-soccer/

Registration is open!  Register here:   Admin Sports



Passing of the “Fastest in Swarthmore” torch

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charlie winner


While most of the top contenders were taking it easy in a “gentleman’s start”, Charlie Dawes jumped to an early lead and held on, winning the coveted “Fasted Person in Swarthmore” title for 2017.   Rob Fairbanks, the 2016 title holder has realized that he’ll have to train hard to reclaim the top position in 2018, and looks forward to a rematch.   Claims that the winner was aided by a close family member at the starting line are under investigation.



SRA Town Picnic Thursday, June 29

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SRA Town Picnic Thursday, June 29 5:30 to 8:00pm

We will eat promptly at 6pm!

(No Rain Date)
SRS BASEBALL FIELD  On College Ave. behind SRS

SRA provides:  Hotdogs, pulled pork sliders, veggie burgers, buns, lemonade and good old-fashioned games!

You provide: one dish to share (plus silverware, cups & napkins)

Last name A-L salad, fruit or a veggie plate to share

Last name M– Z  dessert to share

A multigenerational picnic for family members and friends.

Games and fun will include Tug-O-War (North VS South), wheelbarrow races, and crabwalking races.

Summer Registration is Open!

It’s not too late to register for Summer Camp, Soccer Clinics and Bocce.  Online registration is open and will remain open throughout the summer. Summer Camp is five weeks long and parents can choose to register for all five weeks or for any of the individual weeks. Please check out the attached SRA Summer Brochure and if you have any questions please contact SRA Staff.


T-Ball Teams & Opening Day


***Because of the heavy rain and poor field conditions, we are moving our opening day activities from the field to the SRS Basketball Courts and blacktop. Due to the switch, sneakers should be worn.***


T-Ball Opening Day Schedule – Saturday, April 1

9:30 – 9:45 Team assignments & Warm-Ups

Players should report to their team color which will be displayed around the courts. See below for team lists and colors.

9:45-10:50 Skill Station Rotation

10:50 “Opening Pitch” and refreshments

11:00 End


Gray Team

Wendell Braneky

Calvin Kerr

Will Spector

Nathaniel Smith

Jackson O’Malley

Clark Slaven

George Miller

Nathan Brown



Red Team

Ezra Peltzman

Julia Orlando

Matthew Zdilla

Cyan Jukkala

Kori Nwadiora

Andrew Warren

Everett Miller

Claire Bruno



Royal Team

Landon Elshami

Chase Tucker

Lyla Huss

Finley Raffaele

Peter Garin

Rebecca Figura

Meghan Kelly

Samuel Grant



Garnet Team

Danny Shank

Caden Coschignano

Colson Shields

Andrew Shuster

Wren Peterson

Calleigh Chwastyk

Taylor Elshami

Ian Wilson


Gold Team

Luke Connor

Connor Cheshire

Anna Cheshire

Joshua Himmelberg

Nash Hoy

Bennett Phipps

Gabe Cocos

Jack Williams


Purple Team

Blake Jones

James Davis

Ben Jordan

Joey Larin

Jack Grider

Leonardo Bellini

Tony Gonzalez

Miles Thomas


Light Blue Team

Cash Mote

Sam Greco

John Turbville

True Kieser

Gabriel Carone

Shane Elias

Finn Kille

Gianmarco Segato


Orange Team

Alex Shaw

Owen Rumble

Ryan Taylor

Christian Dolce

Justin Dolce

James Ball

Collin Siri

Sal Onesti


Lime Team

Finn Coe

Henry Burch

William O’Brien

Dugan Smith

Grey Dunn

Kyler Minton

Nelson Saylor

Brady Torregrossa


Forest Green Team

Marcus Templeton

Thomas Beck

Aidan Henderson

Jacob Graden

George Loving

Bryan Lentz

William McFadden

Dallin Sun



2017 New Year’s Day 5K and Family Race Results!

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The Swarthmore Recreation Association held another successful New Year’s Day 5K and kids’ runs on Jan. 1, 2017. On a beautiful, sunny Sunday with 45-degree temperatures, the 5K attracted 206 finishers, with dozens more children participating in the kids’ runs on the Swarthmore College track.



The winning 5K time of 16:59 went to Kevin Donnelly, and the first seven finishers, including women’s winner Jenn Cronin (18:09), all ran sub-6:00 miles.

Full Results are available at Run The Day!   https://www.runtheday.com/registration/results/41373

Swarthmore-based photographer Andy Shelter again took hundreds of amazing photos at the race. They are available for viewing and downloading at Andy’s website.

Have a wonderful year. See you Jan. 1, 2018!

New Years Day 5K is coming up quick!

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Registration is open for SRA New Year’s Day 5K

Kick off 2017 in one of the best ways possible. The family-friendly SRA New Year’s Day 5K starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Swarthmore College’s Lamb-Miller Field House and travels through the beautiful borough of Swarthmore. Race-day registration and packet pickup begins at 9 a.m. in the field house.

Unique wooden race medals are awarded to the top two finishers in each age group. Kids’ races are held on the college track at 11:30 a.m. for children ages 2 through 13. Long-sleeve tech T-shirts are given to 5K participants (first 200 registrants) and cotton short-sleeve T-shirts to kids’ race participants.

Register via https://www.runtheday.com/race/SRANYD5K

It is $25 to register in advance and $30 on race day for the 5K. Registration for the kids’ runs is $5. Family maximum of $100.

New Year's Day Race
New Year’s Day Race
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