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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Have you ever thought something was missing on your runs? You know, like lights, lasers, glow gear, DJs and electronic dance music? If so, your expectations for a run are pretty high — but you’re in luck: the Night Nation Run crew is looking to deliver on those expectations come May. Read more »
Thanksgiving (otherwise known as eat-yourself-into-a-food-induced-coma day) is just over a week away! As you’re running around trying to get your last-minute ingredients ready (don’t forget the local turkey!), we suggest running an extra mile — or five — and working for that turkey and seconds of your mom’s mac and cheese. Below, over 25 turkey trots to get you in shape for Gobble Day, or to work off all that pie, post-Thanksgiving. Check them out below. Read more »
It’s time to search for the world’s tackiest holiday sweater and run like you’re running to a big pile of presents on Christmas morning. Why? The Ugly Sweater Run is making its way back to Philly on Saturday, December 19th. Read more »
Looking for an excuse to dress up like a pirate, run 3.1 miles, and down a pint of beer (or three)? Saucony Creek’s Maple Mistress 5K has got you covered. The Maple Mistress 5K is a run (or walk) complete with pirate costumes, an after-party, and beer — and it’s all going down on Saturday, November 7th at Saucony Creek Brewery in Kutztown.
You’ve probably heard of Penn State’s THON, a 46-hour dance-your-pants-off fundraiser that happens once a year and benefits childhood cancer research and treatment. Dancing for 46-hours (non-stop) is a great way to work up a sweat and stack up those donation dollars, but unfortunately THON is still more than 100 days away. (And FYI, you wouldn’t want to see me dance for 10 seconds, let alone 46 hours — trust me.) If dancing isn’t your thing and/or you’re itching to help right now (and still want to work up that sweat), keep reading. Read more »
A gaggle of dogs. Free massages. Food trucks. What else could you ask for at the finish line of a race? The Rescue Run 5K, coming up Saturday, October 3rd at the Navy Yard will give you all of this, plus a good morning workout. And pssst: We have a discount code!
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Training for your first 5K can be a daunting task if the only kind of running you’re used to doing includes going for a mid-afternoon coffee run. But you can do it (we promise!), and to help you out, we got running coach Cory Smith of Run Your Personal Best to put together a nine-week Couch to 5K training plan for beginners, complete with tons of Philly flavor. Think: runs along Forbidden Drive, tackling hills behind the Art Museum and, of course, running the Art Museum Steps.
Over the course of nine weeks, you’ll work your way up from doing a mix of running and jogging to running a full 3.1 miles, easy. Check out the training plan below.