Better Business Bureau Warns About Theme Runs

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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 »

The Super Run Coming to Philly This Summer

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First it was the 90s-themed 5K. Then it was the Chickie & Pete’s 5K. And just when you thought the 5K scene in Philly couldn’t get any weirder, we hear about The Super Run, a superhero-themed 1K and 5K, coming to Philly on June 21st. Costumes are encouraged, but if you don’t have a full Batman suit at the ready, fear not: all participants get a free cape. Read more »

Viewer’s Guide to This Weekend’s Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic 2014

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Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Planning to watch the big bike race hitting town this weekend? Here’s what you need to know about the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic this Sunday.

The Basics
Formerly known as the Manayunk Bike Race, the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is a professional cycling race that winds through Manayunk, East Falls, and Fairmount Park this Sunday, June 1st.

The day starts at 6:45 a.m. with the Velothon, a 30-mile amateur race that follows the same course as the real deal. Then it’s the Women’s Race at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Men’s Race at noon. It starts and ends at The Wall on Lyceum Avenue in Manayunk.

The course is a 12-mile loop. The men will complete 10 laps, for a total of 120 miles, and the women will complete five laps, for a total of 60 miles.

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4 Things to Do Tonight in Philly: Weird Larry the Puppet, Trippy Japanese Theater and More

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Malvern, Pa. brothers Ben and Mike Lebovitz are premiering their TV pilot/short film Welcome to Brownsville this week at PhilaMOCA. The protagonist of the film is a puppet named Weird Larry, ”a registered sex offender who’s taunted into misadventures and epic musical numbers as he tries to escape to Thailand where he can freely be himself.” Before he makes it, though, he needs to get past a bunch of cops, racists, drug addicts and “monster scientists” who want to study his brain. Think Avenue Q, but even less kid-friendly. Catch the trailer here7 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.,tehmuppetz.com

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To Do: Flywheel Charity Ride for Students Run Philly Style

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Never tried indoor cycling? Well, Flywheel Sports is giving you a few reasons to slap on some padded shorts and join in on the fun.

On October 23rd, the popular indoor-cycling studio will be hosting Flywheel Rides Philly Style, a class where participants will ride along to Philadelphia music and have the opportunity to win free raffle prizes. One lucky cycler will even win a stay in Barbados. (I’ve never been there, but Rihanna’s Instagram tells me it’s gorgeous.)

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