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The Checkup: The Most Convincing Reason to Ditch Booze for a Month

• It’s Friday. On Fridays, I tend to tell myself that “I will go out for one drink with friends after work,” only to end […]

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Philadelphia Marathon Announces New 39.3-Mile “Rocky Challenge”

For everyone out there who doesn’t think running a marathon is hard enough, the Philadelphia Marathon — which has been shaking things up quite a bit […]

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Run Your Fastest Marathon Ever in the 26 x 1 Mile Marathon Relay

Here’s your chance to clock your fastest marathon time yet: The fourth annual 26 x 1 Mile Marathon Relay, hosted by West Philly Runners, is […]

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WATCH: Be Mesmerized by This Slow-Mo Video of a Marathon Finish Line

Hat tip to Competitor.com for sharing this completely wild, kinda trippy, totally captivating slow-motion video of runners at the Twin Cities Marathon crossing the finish line. […]

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7 Under-the-Radar Fall Marathons and Half Marathons to Mark on Your Calendar

Now that you’ve got your plans down for your fall 5Ks, I thought we should take a minute to discuss your marathon and half marathon […]

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Update: Where to Find Donation Boxes for Your Race Medals

Just a quick update to our post a few weeks back about the newly rekindled Medals4Mettle program in Philly, which invites runners to donate finishers’ medals […]

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Running for Charity? Philly Running Group Wants to Make Fundraising Easier

A quick heads up to any local runners out there who are fund-running (Get it? Fundraising/running?) for charity in an upcoming race: Run215 Facebook group founder […]

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What to Do With Your Old Race Medals: Donate Them to Sick Kids

I don’t know about you, but I have a drawer full of race medals that I haven’t looked at since I got them. They’re fun […]

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Philly’s First-Ever Love Run Half Marathon on Pace to Sell Out

Organizers for the Love Run Half Marathon on March 30th say their race is poised for a sell-out—an impressive accomplishment, considering this is a first-time […]

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PHOTOS: The Gayest Snaps from Boston’s Santa Speedo Run

Snow blanketed New England this weekend, but that didn’t deter the scantily clad runners taking part in Boston‘s 14th annual Santa Speedo Run on Saturday. […]

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Philadelphia Marathon: Where to Drink (and Brunch) Near the Finish Line

Fact: There’s no reward for 26.2—or 13.1, for that matter—quite like an ice-cold beer. Marathon runners often swear off the stuff for weeks or months […]

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How to Fuel Up for the Philly Marathon Without Carb-Overloading

The first time I ran a half marathon, I couldn’t wait for dinner the night before. I had visions of the mounds of pasta I […]

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The Checkup: 26 Very Reasonable Reasons Not to Run a Marathon

• I’ve never run a marathon and, to be quite honest, I have no plans to do so, ever. Why? Well, just read this list […]

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New Half Marathon Coming to Philly Next Spring

Heads up, runners! Philly’s getting a brand-spanking-new half marathon on March 30th courtesy of CGI Racing, the same race-management group that puts on the Unite […]

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Rocky 50K Run Planned for December 7th

And here it is, folks: The Rocky 50K Fatass Run is officially on the books, so I guess it’s time to start training. As per […]