Yoga, Running, Obstacles, Wine: Run the Vineyards 3.2.1 Challenge Registration Now Open

Run the Vineyards 3.2.1 Challenge

Run the Vineyards 3.2.1 Challenge

The popular Run the Vineyards 3.2.1 Challenge is officially coming back for a second year, with two race-date options to accommodate more participants. The event, which combines yoga, a chip-timed run with obstacles, and wine-tasting, will take place on July 11th and 12th. Registration is now open.

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New Vegan Bakery Coming to West Philly

Treats from Crust Vegan Bakery; left to right: mixed berry pie with crumb topping, baklava cheesecake, and apple pie cupcakes.

Treats from Crust Vegan Bakery; left to right: mixed berry pie with crumb topping, baklava cheesecake, and apple pie cupcakes.

Shannon Roche and Meagan Benz are basically a match made in vegan heaven, but they didn’t know it until a few months ago. Both spent part of their academic lives studying chemistry, both are lifelong vegetarians-turned-vegans, and both are naturals in the kitchen.

“We had similar interests and business ideas, and we kept hearing about each other through mutual friends, who said we just had to meet,” says Roche, 26. When they finally did meet, it all clicked: Philly needed a vegan bakery, and they were just the gals to do it.

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Lululemon Center City Issues Statement on Yesterday’s Partial Roof Collapse

Lululemon’s Walnut Street store suffered a partial roof collapse yesterday when loose bricks from a neighboring building crashed through the store’s roof. Three female shoppers where injured in the incident and treated at Hahnemann for non-life-threatening injuries; they were later released from the hospital.

The store’s management team issued a short statement about the incident on its Facebook page this afternoon.

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Philadelphia Running Calendar: 10 Spring 2015 Races to Have on Your Radar

Runners at the Bucks County Half Marathon | Photo via Facebook

Runners at the Bucks County Half Marathon | Photo via Facebook

Believe it or not, the 2015 spring racing season is just about upon us. If you’re planning on doing a run or two, now’s the time to get serious about training.

To help you get amped, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite runs coming up in the next few months. (Except for Broad Street because, well, we think that goes without saying.) Get ready to hit the road, runners.

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Schuylkill River Trail Is Getting Its Own Beer

SRT aleWell, this is pretty sweet. Or, er, hoppy. Pottstown-based Sly Fox Beer is releasing a special beer later this spring to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail. It’s called — wait for it — the SRT Ale.

It’s described as “a golden, delicious, hop-forward American Pale Ale, and at 4.7% alcohol by volume, it’s designed to be the perfect post-activity beer.” A portion of the proceeds from the beer’s sales will go toward maintenance and improvement efforts of the 130-mile Schuylkill River Trail.

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Report: 3 Hurt in Partial Roof Collapse at Lululemon Center City

UPDATE, 4:47 P.M.: The latest from the city: “Traffic flow is being restored in the area around the partial roof collapse at the Lululemon Store at 1527 Walnut Street. However, the 1500 block of Walnut Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic at this time.”

ORIGINAL: 6 ABC is reporting that loose bricks from an adjacent building crashed through the roof of the Center City Lululemon store earlier today. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m.

NBC Philadelphia says that at least three people have been hurt. So far, only minor injuries have been reported. Philadelphia fire officials are currently on the scene.

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