See Chicks Run | Photo via Facebook
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’.
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Listen up, runners: 5K Flash Mob — a group that puts on exactly that, flash mob-style 5K runs, in cities around the country — is coming to Philly this Friday, May 20th with a pop-up 5K dubbed the “Cheesesteak Shuffle” slated for “somewhere in the zip code 19103.” Read more »
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 »
The Color Run | Photo via Facebook
The Color Run returns to Philly this summer for the fifth time with a brand-new tropical theme, a new venue, and (like I even have to say it) plenty of stains. Read more »
Uncle Dave’s Ice Cream Jog ‘n Hog | Photo via Facebook
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 »
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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The Night Nation Run | Photo via Facebook
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 »
The Ugly Sweater Run | Photo via Facebook
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.
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