This past Saturday, 3,500 runners made their way through 6.2 miles of the city’s streets in the very first Philly 10K. After a serious sweat session, runners were greeted with a cup of cold beer and some creamy custard at the finish line, because they freakin’ deserved it! Needless to say, it was an awesome day. And there is plenty of photographic evidence to prove it: Here, our 10 favorite Instagram shots of the big day. (The first comes courtesy of Be Well Philly’s Instagram—we caught a video of the very first male runner to pass our booth!)
You didn’t think we were going to leave you high, dry and music-less for the Philly 10K this weekend, did you? Even if you don’t run with music (who are you?!), you can totally use the playlist below to get yourself amped beforehand.
You’ll find a nice solid mix of classic, upbeat running-playlist songs, with some oh-so-Philly songs thrown in for good measure because—duh—this is the Philly 10K, after all, a race meant to celebrate all that is good and awesome about our city.
Ahhhh! It’s almost here! The Philly 10K is coming up this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re planning on running or spectating, here’s everything you need to know, from how to get to the starting area to where the Porta Potties will be (important!) to which coffee shops along the course will be open (you’re welcome, spectators!).
Here it is, hot off the presses (quite literally), folks.
If you weren’t able to get a bib for The Philly 10K this year, I’ve got some good news for you: The race is looking for volunteers, and they’ve got some pretty sweet perks for folks who sign up. Each volunteer will get a Philly 10K shirt, a $20 gift card to Philadelphia Runner, free beer and—drumroll, please—the ability to register for next year’s race before registration opens. Say whaaat?!
The folks at Philadelphia Runner are delivering on their promise to serve up a special beer honoring the first-ever Philly 10K and the Philly running community. (Don’t believe me? Check out the sick label on the left, and click it to make it bigger. So many running clubs!)
Brewed by none other than Philadelphia Brewing Company, the beer is meant to toast the September 6th race and local runners alike. It’ll be tapped at the pre-race expo at the Italian Market on Thursday, September 4th, and be served at the festival after the race on the 6th.
Here’s what Philadelphia Runner’s Ryan Callahan has to say about the so-named Philadelphia Runner’s Ale:
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 …
I’m sorry, but where has the summer gone? Spring, too. I couldn’t believe it this afternoon when I was talking to a colleague and it dawned on us, collectively, at the exact same moment, that the Philly 10K is exactly one month away. Time has seriously flown these past few months.
So I just wanted to take a moment out of our regularly scheduled program to offer a quick reality check if you need one: I repeat, y’all, that the Philly 10K is in one month. One. Month.
How’s this for a fun contest? The Philly 10K is on the hunt for an awesome name for the beer that’s being brewed especially for the September 6th race, courtesy of Philadelphia Brewing Company. So they’re opening it up to you, and offering a bib (and a $50 gift card to Philadelphia Runner!) to the person with the best name idea.
Check it out:
Just a quick reminder that our free Philly 10K training run with Philadelphia Runner is tomorrow night at 6 p.m.! The photo above is just meant to show you how prepared I am: I already have your free swag—Be Well Philly towels to sop up your sweat and yummy KIND bars to help you refuel—all laid out and ready to go, more than 24 hours in advance. Because that’s how excited I am.