Everything You Need to Know About the Philly 10K Before Race Day

The Philly 10K | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K | Photo by Matt Stanley

We can’t believe we’re saying this, but the Philly 10K is right around the corner, people. The end-of-summer race is coming up this Sunday, August 28th, and while we’re sad that summer is clearly coming to a close, we are OH so happy for the big day. Below, everything you need to know before the race — including where to find a blowout party for the entire Philadephia running community this Friday and Saturday.

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Pssst: Here’s How to Run (and Drink Free Beer) With Us Next Week

Photo by Adjua Fisher

Photo by Adjua Fisher

Next Monday, August 15th, is going to be great day for not one, but two reasons: First off, it’s National Relaxation Day (and The Logan is giving us all tons of free ways to zen out throughout the day) AND, secondly, it’s our third and last training run with our friends from The Philly 10K. And this time around, the run ends with free beer. See? I told you it was going to be a GREAT Monday.

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How to Get a Free (Yes, Free!) Bib for the Sold-Out Philly 10K

The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

Hey, Be Well Philly readers, we need your help! For our upcoming print issue of Be Well Philly, which you’ll be able to get your hands on come September, we’re polling Philly’s fitness community (that’s you!) to find out how you stay healthy and fit in this awesome city of ours. And to sweeten the pot, we’re teaming up with our friends at The Philly 10K to give away one bib for this year’s sold-out race. Yep: You could run the much-anticipated race just by filling out this poll. Read more »

The Philly 10K Pop-Up Runs to Put on Your Calendar Now

Pop-Up Training Run for the Philly 10K 2015 | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Pop-Up Training Run for the Philly 10K 2015 | Photo by Adjua Fisher

We’ve got some exciting news so go ahead and bust out your calendars, runners: We’re teaming up with our friends at The Philly 10K again this year to put on four training runs throughout the summer, conveniently designed to fit oh-so-nicely into your Official Training Plan for the Philly 10K, which we’ll be posting next week. And in true Be Well Philly and The Philly 10K fashion, there’s free beer involved.
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Psst: This Is How Many Spots Are Left in the Philly 10K (Hint: It’s Not Many)

The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

Word to the wise: If you want in on the Philly 10K coming up August 28th, you’re going to want to snag your spot, like, now. The organizers just let us know there are only 300 spots left in race. Considering they started with 4,500 spots on Monday morning, we’re guessing these last few will go like hotcakes. So, go get yours or deal with the FOMO come August.
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Stop Everything: Registration for the Philly 10K Is Open!

The Philly 10K | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K | Photo by Matt Stanley

The time has come, my friends: Time to register for the Philly 10K, coming up Sunday, August 28th! If you aren’t familiar with the race (where have you been??), it’s not your average race: The Philly 10K, in its 3rd year, is all about city streets (no Fairmount Park stretches here!), giving upward of 4,000 runners a neighborhood-centric course that ends with a giant block party — complete with free beer and custard!
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Everything You Need to Know About the Philly 10K 2016

The Philly 10K 2016 | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K 2015 | Photo by Matt Stanley

You’ve survived a verrrry rainy Broad Street Run — congrats! Now it’s time to start talking about your summer race calendar, specifically the race you should have penciled in for Sunday, August 28th: The Philly 10K, of course! Last week, we chatted with race organizer Skip Stiles to get all the juicy details about this year’s race, which — as always — gives runners the awesome and unique experience of racing through 6.2 miles of  Philly’s neighborhoods, ending with a sweet post-race festival that takes over neighborhood streets. Psst: that post-race festival includes free frozen custard (a drool-worthy Coffee and Donuts collaboration between Shake Shack and Federal Donuts) and Philadelphia Brewing Company beer, created specifically for the race for all. Yes, please!

Below, everything you need to know about this year’s race, plus when to set your alarm for registration. Read up, friends! Read more »

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