10 Fall 5Ks to Have on Your Radar

Costumed runners at the Rest in Peace 5K. | Photo via Facebook

Costumed runners at the Rest in Peace 5K. | Photo via Facebook

I know, I know. I’m sorry to bring up the F-A-L-L word. It’s still August. This summer has been pretty much perfect. And I totally agree with Foobooz that we shouldn’t be ringing the death knell of summer just yet by hastening the coming of cozy sweaters, falling leaves and pumpkin everything.

In fact, I actually considered not doing this post—not yet, anyway—out of respect for your summer. (You’re welcome!) But then I figured, since we’re talking about athletic endeavors here and some of you might actually like to train for these races, I needed to give you ample lead time. (You’re welcome!) Rock, meet Hard Place.

As you can see, I’m going with my gut here—also, my coworkers said I would get a pass for this one, considering the training and all—and posting 10 fun fall 5Ks to add to your calendar. Read about ‘em below, start training and, by all means, enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Just hold off on those pumpkin lattes for now.

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The Skinny on Philly’s New Cold-Pressed Juice Pop-up, Stripp’d Juice

Stripp'd Juice

Stripp’d Juice

You may have seen Khoran Horn at Urban Yoga Philly a few weeks back, or maybe at DIG Yoga in Queen Village earlier this month. You may have even tried his juices (lucky you!).

The 31-year-old foodie/entrepreneur, who lives in Fishtown, has been quietly popping up around town lately, slinging his new line of cold-pressed juices at various fitness events and studios in an effort to get the word out about his brand, Stripp’d Cold-Pressed Juice. So, obviously, I needed to know more about it.

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#BWPSelfie of the Week: This Workout Shirt Is the Best Inspiration Ever


Michelle Haughton, our #BWPSelfie of the week.

Welcome to our new Monday feature, the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read about why we’re celebrating selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below. 

Name: Michelle Haughton

Day job: Instructional aide

Where she snapped this: Cheltenham High School Track

How often she does track workouts: I try to go to the track at least once per week. It’s a great place to run speed drills and focus on my pace.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Sing-Out-Loud Karaoke Favorites



This week’s playlist was a real team effort, you guys. Earlier today, I asked Philly Mag staffers to send their favorite karaoke songs for a singalong edition of our weekly playlist series and, my goodness, did they deliver. The query actually ignited quite the conversation about which karaoke song is the BEST karaoke song, but I’ll let you peruse our selections below and decide.

As the headline implies, this playlist meant to get you to sing aloud. Like, actually out loud while you work out. Have you ever done it? People will look at you like you are insane, but it’s totally worth it because there is no better way to have a blast while you run, spin, burpee, whatever than by singing aloud as you do it. I promise.

So check out this week’s genre- and decade-spanning playlist, clear your throat, and Belt. It. Out. Your adoring public awaits.

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Free Philly 10K Training Run with Be Well Philly and Philadelphia Runner

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Can you believe that as of this Saturday, we’re just three weeks out from The Philly 10K? I hope you’re as jazzed as we are. The folks over at Philadelphia Runner still have a few surprises up their sleeve for this debut race, so stay tuned as we reveal them in the days ahead.

For now, I want you to add Thursday, August 21st to your calendar for our second and final group training run for the Philly 10K. Go ahead. Open your Google Calendar. I’ll wait …

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