6 Spring 5Ks Guaranteed to Win Over Even the Biggest Running Haters

Hot Chocolate 5K | Photo via Facebook

Hot Chocolate 5K | Photo via Facebook

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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Work for Your Turkey: 26 Turkey Trots Near Philadelphia

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 »

Dress Like a Pirate at Saucony Creek’s Upcoming Maple Mistress 5K

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.

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How to Participate in a Penn State THON Fundraiser — Without Leaving Philly

Photo Courtesy: THON

Photo courtesy of THON

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 »

How to Train for Your First 5K the Philly Way

Schuylkill Trail along Kelly Drive // Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Schuylkill Trail along Kelly Drive // Photograph by Jeff Fusco

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.

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This Is When and Where Kevin Hart’s Free Pop-Up Philly 5K Is Happening!

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As many of you probably know, comedian Kevin Hart is currently on tour, and he’s been holding pop-up 5Ks in many of the cities he stops in. So if you’ve been compulsively checking Twitter to get some — any! — information about when and where he will be holding his pop-up 5K in Philly, his hometown, you can stop pressing refresh: Last night, Hart tweeted out a link to reserve your spot for his Philly 5K, happening this Saturday, August 29th. Eeeeeee! Read more »

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