Glow-in-the-Dark Run (With Inflatable Obstacles!) Happening Next Month


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If you’ve already participated in fun runs like the Color Run and the Insane Inflatable 5k and are on the hunt for another crazy day of running, then you’ve come to the right place, my friends. The first annual Glow in the Dark 5K Walk/Run, put on by Race Roll Dye, is coming to town  — to Pennsauken, New Jersey to be exact — and, well, it sounds pretty fun.

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A Perfectly Valid Excuse to Run in a Cape As a Grown Adult

Admit it: More than once during a strenuous run, you have felt incredibly super — like superhero-status super. You could’ve sworn you were actually flying along, your cape catching the breeze behind you. But then you feel a bead of sweat drip down your back and you were whisked out of your fantasy. There was no cape, just your soaked grey T-shirt instantly regretted wearing. And BAM: Your superhero daydreams were crushed. BUT good news, dreamers: The 29th annual Run for the Hill of It 5-miler is about to make your superhero dreams come true. For the run, you are actually encouraged to wear a cape (that you design yourself) and embrace your inner superhero, all while helping children in Philly. If that isn’t super, I don’t know what is. Read more »

Do This: Epic Spin/Run/Boot Camp/Brunch Workout (With Mimosas!)

Fit Academy | Photo via Facebook

Fit Academy | Photo via Facebook

If you’re feeling a bit blasé about your usual Saturday-morning workout and are looking for a workout that will kick your butt this weekend, you’re in luck: Tomorrow, June 25th, Body Cycle Studio and Fit Academy are teaming up for an epic midday sweat-and-brunch session, including a Spin class, a short run and a boot camp class. Followed by mimosas, of course.
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Ladies-Only Race Takes Over the Wissahickon Next Weekend

Runners at Fairmount Park | Photo via Facebook

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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Run or Walk for Chowder

lobster-costume-oyster-house-400Be Well Philly is taking the angle that Oyster House is hosting a 5K led by a giant lobster tomorrow. And while true, we here at Foobooz are much more excited about the $5 bowls of Oyster House chowder that will be served on the sidewalk in front of the Sansom Street restaurant, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Of course if you do want to run with a giant lobster up the Art Museum stairs and get your chowder and Narragansett Lager for free, check out Be Well for details.

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WXPN to Host Inaugural 5K Race with Dance Party at World Cafe Live

workinonit2Get your calendars ready: The University of Pennsylvania’s radio station WXPN is hosting an inaugural 5K run this fall, with a post-race dance party at World Cafe Live.

It’s happening on October 5th over at Penn Park. The timed race benefits the station’s Musicians On Call program, which places volunteer musicians in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the region to bring music, room to room, to patients. Those same performers will be out on race day, performing acoustic sets along the course, providing a pretty neat soundtrack as you run.

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To Do: The Snowflake Prediction Run This Sunday

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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.

Pretty neat, huh? »