The weekend is almost here, my friends! Set your sights on one (or a few) of these fun events and give yourself something to look forward to all Friday long.
1. Lithe for Breast Cancer
When: Saturday, June 13th at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Bloomindale’s King of Prussia, 660 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia.
Sweating plus shopping equals a good Saturday morning in my book, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at this bring-your-own-mat, pop-up Lithe Method class for charity, happening at Bloomingdale’s at KOP this weekend. The hourlong Lithe class will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Then, after class, attendees can shop the store’s racks before it opens. Cool, huh? It’ll cost you $10 to join in and all proceeds go to breastcancer.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
2. The Generation Run 5K
When: Saturday, June 13th at 10 a.m.
Where: The Navy Yard, 4747 South Broad Street.
Get your 5K on and then get your root beer float on at this race benefitting Students Run Run Philly Style. I mean, what better way is there to start your Saturday morning? It’ll cost you $35, root beer float included.
3. Push-Ups for Veterans
When: Sunday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Fit Fire Studio, 300 Lancaster Avenue, Devon.
During this fundraiser, being held at Devon’s Fit Fire Studio, folks will see just how many push-ups they can squeeze in over the course of 90 seconds. Simple as that. It’s $25 to register beforehand (and you get a shirt with registration) or you can donate what you wish at the door. All proceeds go to Boot Campaign, a national nonprofit that provides assistance to veterans.
4. Yoga for SOPA
When: Saturday, June 13th at 1 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Power Yoga, 2016 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Get your downward dog on for a good cause at this hourlong class benefitting the Pennsylvania Special Olympics. After class, you’ll get your snack on with complimentary refreshments from Pure Fare. Mmmm. Cost is $25.
5. Watch the ODDyssey Half Marathon
When: Sunday, June 14th at 7 a.m.
Where: Starts at the Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Fairmount Park.
Even if you aren’t sweating it out on this half-marathon course, it’s worth watching others pound the pavement: A good chunk of runners get decked out in costumes and, this year, one runner will be suited up in full-on banana gear, attempting to set a new world record for fastest half marathon run as a fruit. Because yes, that record has been set before.
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