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.
You guys, on Monday we’ll officially be 10 weeks out from the Philly 10K. Crazy, right?
To help you get your training in gear, we asked our friends at Philadelphia Runner, the architects of the race itself, to come up with a 10K training plan that’ll get you across the finish line with a brag-worthy finish time. And so I give you: The Official Philly 10K Training Plan.
Hey, Be Well Philly fans, we need your help! For the upcoming print issue of Be Well Philly, which we’ll be rolling out in September, we’re polling Philly’s fitness and wellness community to find out about how you stay healthy and fit.
To sweeten the pot, we’re giving away a free bib to the sold-out Philly 10K to one lucky winner. To enter, take the poll below and give us your email address so we can contact you if your name is drawn. That’s it!
The results of the poll will be included in Be Well Philly, so you’ll get to see how your answers stack up to the Average Philadelphian. The poll will close on July 11th at noon, and only one entry per person will be counted. We’ll select one winner at random and contact him or her by July 16th.
So what are you waiting for?! Get crackin’ below.