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.
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 »
I’m pretty sure it’s physically impossible not to crack a smile at the name of this 5K: It’s called the 2015 Palmerton Wiggle Jiggle Giggle 5K. And you will certainly see a lot of wiggling and jiggling because clothing is optional.
I’m sure plenty of you reading this have run a bazillion races in your lifetime, but how many of you have ever gotten to run alongside Olympic runners? Well, come August 30th, you’ll have the chance to do just that at the inaugural Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic.
You may have noticed that we get pretty excited when anyone around here combines food, drinks, and running. So, naturally, we had to share this upcoming event with y’all: The inaugural Chester County Red, White and Brew Run will be happening Sunday, September 13th, at the Historic Phoenixville Foundry. Read on for details. Read more »