Best of Philly

Best Running Club

2017 Best Running Club

Chasing Trail

A jaunt with this all-paces-welcome trail-running group (they meet at Wissahickon’s Valley Green Inn at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays) squeezes in a hefty dose of nature, a calf-burning workout and a chance to make new friends, all before brunch.

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2016 Best City Fit Girls

City Fit Girls

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Let us count the ways this ladies-only weekly running crew, which has ballooned from a handful of runners to dozens every week in two short […] Read more »

2015 Best Passyunk Beer and Java Runners

Passyunk Beer and Java Runners

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If your personal slogan is “Will run for coffee and beer,” meet your tribe: This South Philly-based group hosts evening and morning runs that end […] Read more »

2014 Best Young Involved Philadelphia Running Club

Young Involved Philadelphia Running Club

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Once a month, a gaggle of millennials sets out on a group run to an interesting destination in the city—Lemon Hill Mansion, the Reading Viaduct—where […] Read more »

2013 Best Fishtown Beer Runners

Fishtown Beer Runners

Starting point: 2346 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Intimidated by the pace-obsessed, -spandex-clad enthusiasts who populate some running clubs? This once-a-week group (Thursdays at 7 p.m.) is for you. The runs are short […] Read more »

2012 Best Fishtown Beer Runners

Fishtown Beer Runners

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READERS’ PICK: A group whose three-to-five-mile runs end at a pub for drinks—is there any wonder this is a reader favorite? Read more »

2013 Best Shake Shack’s Shack Track & Field Running Club

Shake Shack’s Shack Track & Field Running Club

2000 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Burgers and running aren’t exactly the most obvious bedfellows, but at Shake Shack, they work. Here’s how: At 7 p.m. on the second and fourth […] Read more »

2013 Best Fishtown Beer Runners

Fishtown Beer Runners

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Fact: When you know there’s beer at the end of your run, you’ll make it. The friendly runners who convene once a week for a […] Read more »