SEPTA Police Officer Hit By Car While Running, Police Looking for Driver

SEPTA Police Officer Gary Miller and wife, Miller in hospital | Image via Facebook

SEPTA Police Officer Gary Miller and wife on Run Sunday, Miller in hospital | Images via Facebook

Last night, Fox 29 reported on Gary Miller, a SEPTA police officer who was out for a run with his wife in the Mayfair area of Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a car that, after striking him from behind and causing him to hit the windshield then land in the road, sped away. Miller ended up in the hospital with a broken collarbone, a broken leg and a concussion. Police are still looking for the driver. You can see surveillance footage of the car police are looking for below. Read more »

How Running Ultramarathons Changed My Life

Rebecca Barber, running with her signature braided pigtails.

Rebecca Barber, running with her signature braided pigtails.

I’ve run 5Ks before, a few Broad Streets, and even a handful of half marathons, but I’ve never approached anything close to the mileage local ultramarathoner Rebecca Barber logs on, say, a rainy Tuesday.

She’s the founder of the Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run and a 17-time ultramarathoner and, man, let me tell you, this gal has stories. In fact, one of her stories, about what it was like completing a 100-mile trail race earlier this year in Florida, is what prompted me to invite her to speak at this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, coming up on June 4th. Her topic? How running crazy-long distances has challenged her and changed her life in some pretty radical and unexpected ways.

Below, I chatted with Rebecca about some of what she’ll share at her Boot Camp session to give you a taste of the awesomeness she has planned. But you can hear her speak and pick her brain at the 10:30 a.m. session in our Speakers’ Lounge. Check out the full lineup of Boot Camp fun here, and snag a ticket while you still canRead more »

#NightShiftPHL Details: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Free Run for Night Owls 

#NightShiftPHL | Photo via Facebook

#NightShiftPHL | Photo via Facebook

If you thought you were going to spend Sunday night sitting around in an Aztec Clay Mask mask while eating a serving of the giant quinoa salad you made for the week and watching “Lemonade” for the trillionth time (can you tell this is how I spent last Sunday night?), think again: The lovely organizers of #NightShiftPHL — the free occasional pop-up night runs for the night owls amongst us put on by Jon Lyons of Run215 and Suzanne Allaire of the November Project — just let us know the next #NightShiftPHL will be going down this coming Sunday night. Read more »

Big News: Wanderlust 108 Date and Location Announced for Philly

Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn 2015 | Photo via Wanderlust

Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn 2015 | Photo courtesy Wanderlust

We’ve got some big news, guys. Like, sure-to-get-you-giddy-with-excitement BIG news. Here it goes: Wanderlust 108, the giant festival that combines yoga, running, meditation and music (plus a kombucha bar!), just announced exactly when and where they’ll be setting up in Philly this fall. Can I get a drumroll, please? The fest will be coming to the Navy Yard on Saturday, October 8th. Eeeeeee! Read more »

Video: Cecily Tynan Ditches Trail Run to Rescue Injured Owl

Welp, if you weren’t already obsessed with Cecily Tynan like just about every other human in Philadelphia, you’re about to be: The 6abc meteorologist and avid runner was out for a trail run today when she spotted an injured owl. And here’s where the swoon-worthy part that will make you fall in love comes in: When she spotted the owl, Tynan ditched her run, wrapped the owl in her shirt and took it to get medical attention, rescuing it like a freakin’ knight in shining reflective gear. Read more »

Meet Ronin, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo by Guillermo T.B.

Photo by Guillermo T.B.

This week’s adoptable running dog, Ronin, is a big fan of pounding the pavement, and his enthusiasm will turn you into a fan too (if you aren’t already). The Milers think he’d make a great training partner, so if you’re on the hunt for a partner to tackle your weekly miles with, head on over to ACCT to scoop him up! But first, learn more about him below.
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The Star Runner on Penn’s Track Team Wears What During Races?

Tommy Awad - Penn Relays

Photo by Don Felice/Penn Athletics

When Tommy Awad passed runners from Indiana and Georgetown in the final 100 meters to win the 4xMile at the Penn Relays last month, it was Penn’s first Championship of America relay win since 1974 — and the team’s first win in the 4xMile since 1950.

Awad has picked up quite a few accolades in his running career at Penn. He finished third in the mile at the NCAA indoor track championships this year. He helped Penn to a No. 21 rank nationally in cross country, and the team’s first berth in the NCAA cross country nationals since 1975. He holds the school record in the outdoor 5,000 meters, the indoor mile and the indoor 3,000 meters. He could run in both the 1500m and the 5000m at NCAA East Regionals and Championships, held later this spring.

And he runs in glasses. Read more »

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