If there is anything that will get you out of bed bright and early on a Saturday morning to lace up your running shoes and tackle 3.1 miles on foot as fast as humanly possible, it’s the promise of donuts at the finish line, am I right? And that’s exactly what you’ll get at the first annual Couch or 5K race, going down at the Woodlands on Saturday, April 22nd. Dottie’s Donuts, at that!
The idea of a donut burger — that’s a hamburger sandwiched between two donuts instead of a burger bun — elicits one of two reactions: The scared-eyes emoji or the heart-eyes emoji. Or both. If you are in the heart-eyes emoji camp, you’re going to want to clear your schedule for November 5th. That’s when the DonutBurger 5K is going down.
Attention! If you haven’t started thinking about what you’re going to be for Halloween this year (it’s only August, so, I can’t really blame you), you may want to start, like now: Rugged Races, a company that was featured on Shark Tank and is best known for their obstacle-filled Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race series, is bringing its Costume Dash, which debuted in Boston last year, to Philly for the first time this October — on Saturday, October 29th, to be exact.
If you’ve already participated in fun runs like the Color Run and the Insane Inflatable 5k and are on the hunt for another crazy day of running, then you’ve come to the right place, my friends. The first annual Glow in the Dark 5K Walk/Run, put on by Race Roll Dye, is coming to town — to Pennsauken, New Jersey to be exact — and, well, it sounds pretty fun.
Who run the world? Girls. Or at least they run Philly in the See Chicks Run 5K/10K coming up Sunday, June 5th. The race is a strictly no-boys-allowed event with the exception of one lucky man deemed “the rooster” who is chosen through a lottery process.
Each year the race is hosted by Philly Girls In Motion, a program started by swimmer, runner and triathlete (and past Be Well Philly Healthy Hero Challenge semifinalist!), Beth Devine. After saying ‘see ya’ to her corporate position, she began getting involved with a slew of children’s athletic programs, directing Future Stars Basketball and running school fitness programs. Devine quickly realized the lack of activities in Philly to get young girls to fall in love with fitness, so Philly Girls in Motion was born. Today, they work with teachers, nutritionists, trainers, and even CHOP to help get young ladies movin’ and groovin’.
While a well-deserved beer can be the perfect way to cap off a hard run, the folks at Newtown Square Neighbors feel you deserve better. Their version of better: their new annual Pints in the Square Craft Brew Fest and 5K where runners get their sweat on, then are treated to unlimited samples of over 50 beers from over 25 regional breweries. Yes, unlimited samples. Read more »
Uncle Dave’s Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog is making its return this summer to Yardley’s Shady Brook Farm with a 5K that is guaranteed to challenge your endurance and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. Read more »
With spring weather comes spring races, which means people will soon start blowing up your Instagram feed with sweaty selfies captioned with inspirational quotes. But if you’re like me, getting sweaty and getting likes isn’t enough reason to get up early on a Saturday. What will do the trick? Food. Or Drinks. Or basically anything besides just running. So here, six spring 5Ks that offer resistant runners more than just a few blisters and a sense of accomplishment.
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