Free beer, bottomless hot chocolate, and a whole bunch of ugly snowman sweaters: These are just a few of the wonderful things you can expect to find at this year’s Ugly Sweater Run, coming to Philly December 13th. Let me repeat: Bottomless hot chocolate, people.
It’s no secret: Everyone’s jeans feel a bit more snug after Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, who can say no to the heaven on a plate that is mac n’ cheese, creamy mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and pumpkin pie? But here’s the good news: If you squeeze one of these pre-Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day turkey trots into your schedule, there’s a chance your pants might not feel quite as oh-my-God-I-think-I’ve-lost-circulation-in-my-left-leg tight after Thanksgiving dinner. You’re welcome.
(Pssst: If you don’t have time to get your trot on before Thanksgiving dinner, no worries: We’ve got post-Thanksgiving turkey trots on this list, too.)
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Only one more day ’til sweet, sweet freedom, guys: the weekend is almost here! And if you have yet to decide how you’ll get your sweat on this weekend, we’ve got a few ideas: Here, five fitness events happening around Philly this weekend. Pick one, or a few, and have a blast, people.
Grab your four-legged running buddy and get ready to race, you guys: This Saturday, October 25th, the first-ever Bark in the Park 5K race —complete with a pre-race yoga class, post-race massages, food trucks and a puppy kissing booth—will take over Media’s Rose Tree Park, and you and your pup are invited.
Calling all Flyers fans! The Flyers Halloween 5K is quickly approaching—the big day is Saturday, October 25th—and if you haven’t registered yet, you’d better hop to it: the deadline for registration is one week from today, on October 21st.
How often can you say your morning workout took place at Joe Frazier’s old training spot? Probably not very often, right? Well, here’s your chance: The Boxers’ Trail Run, a 5K along Boxers’ Trail in Fairmount Park, is coming up September 13th, and you are invited.
I know, I know. I’m sorry to bring up the F-A-L-L word. It’s still August. This summer has been pretty much perfect. And I totally agree with Foobooz that we shouldn’t be ringing the death knell of summer just yet by hastening the coming of cozy sweaters, falling leaves and pumpkin everything.
In fact, I actually considered not doing this post—not yet, anyway—out of respect for your summer. (You’re welcome!) But then I figured, since we’re talking about athletic endeavors here and some of you might actually like to train for these races, I needed to give you ample lead time. (You’re welcome!) Rock, meet Hard Place.
As you can see, I’m going with my gut here—also, my coworkers said I would get a pass for this one, considering the training and all—and posting 10 fun fall 5Ks to add to your calendar. Read about ‘em below, start training and, by all means, enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Just hold off on those pumpkin lattes for now.
If you’re getting ready to sign up for a new fun run or theme race, you might want to take a closer look before you register. The folks over at Runner’s World shared news this week that the Better Business Bureau is advising theme-race registrants to proceed with caution. The warning comes on the heels of a flood of complaints the Bureau received about organizations canceling runs and not issuing refunds. Read more »
If you’re super bummed you didn’t make it into The Philly 10K, you can lick your wounds (or, as the case may be, drink your alcohol) with a sweet new race happening the same day: the Flying Fish 5K, hosted by Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, New Jersey, and organized by the folks behind the ODDyssey Half Marathon.
All finishers get a free beer and mug, and, to sweeten the pot for Be Well Philly readers, they’re offering $5 discount to those of you who register this week. Read more »