Is there any better race than one that ends at a beer brewery? I’d argue the answer is no. If you agree, you will love Sly Fox Brewing Company’s Foxtrot 5K. The charity race, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, starts and ends at the popular Pottstown brewery. And boy, does it have a great ending: After sweating their faces off during the timed 5K, runners are invited to hang out at a day-long post-race party hosted by the brewery, complete with six food trucks, live music, and tons of beer on tap. Now, that’s my kind of race!
Time to gather up all the recyclable bags you can find, because the Philly Farm and Food Fest is coming up and, believe me, you are going to want to buy everything in sight. Please excuse me while I squeal with excitement.
The annual fundraising event, hosted by Fair Food Philly and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, will be taking over the Convention Center on April 13th. The Fest is a food-lovers dream, with over 150 local farms and businesses posting up shop for the day, basically creating the dreamiest farmers’ market imaginable.
If you’ve been looking to switch up your workout routine, look no further: Fit Fire Studios is hosting the ultimate Spring Mashup event, squeezing five of their workout classes into one heart-pumping, hour-long sweat session. Bonus: It won’t cost you a thing.
Here’s the deal: The new-ish studio (they opened in January) specializes in Les Mills classes, so the one-hour workout will integrate BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyAttack, CXWORX and BodyFlow. Folks will get a serious workout, along with a taste of the fitness studio’s variety of class options. Then, post-sweat session, participants will refuel with complimentary drinks and snacks.
A morning run that ends with a sun-soaked potluck picnic in the park sounds like something out of a fairytale. But lucky for us, the Springtime on the Schuylkill Fun Run and Potluck is totally real. And it’s happening on April 5th, so you’d better start looking for that picnic blanket your stored in a box somewhere in your basement at the start of winter.
A race where you don’t have to finish first to win? It exists! (Don’t worry, it’s not some cheesy, “Everybody is a winner” kind of thing. Promise.) The Snowflake Prediction Run, happening this Sunday, is a time-prediction run. So runners predict their finish times and whoever finishes closest to their predicted time wins.
The sap-factor during the month of February is on another level of ridiculous: hearts galore, photos of Valentine’s Day flowers clogging Instagram feeds everywhere, and don’t even get me started on the cable movie options. But here’s a love-themed event which, despite it’s totally sappy name, doesn’t make me cringe. It’s a Valentine’s-month miracle!
Raise your hand if you took tap classes as a kid. Now raise your hand if you wish you’d stuck with it through adulthood.
Well, my friends, here’s your chance to channel your inner Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire once again. Philly Dance Fitness is kicking off a fun new class called Tap Tonic, a tap-based fitness class, starting this Wednesday.
It’s suited for everyone from beginners to advanced tappers, with an emphasis on moving your body and working up a sweat. Tap shoes aren’t required, though you can wear them if you have them.
More info is here.
If you’re getting bored of hearing about marathon season, you might be interested in this unique race for charity. On November 23rd, Balance Chestnut Hill and Indigo Schuy are hosting a team indoor-cycling race called Wheels for Meals. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Meals on Wheels, a nonprofit which provides over one million meals to senior citizens across the country each day.
Here’s how the race works: Each team will consist of four to six members taking turns cycling on a stationary bike, pedaling as fast as they can for 10-minute intervals. The team will go for two hours, total. Talk about a workout, huh? The goal is to rack up as much mileage as possible; the three teams with the most mileage in the end will win some goodies!
Our very favorite workout with a beer (Seriously—we gave it a Best of Be Well Philly award for that very reason) is back this month for a holiday-rific session. Happy Hour Yoga features a one-hour, all-levels yoga class taught by instructor Theresa Conroy, which is followed by a beer tasting with Daily News beer columnist Don Russell (a.k.a. Joe Sixpack). This month, he’ll sample several yummy winter beers just in time for the holidays.
Learn more and sign up here.
$25, November 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Yoga on the Ridge, 493 Domino Lane, Roxoborough.
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