Shane Montgomery Fundraiser 5K Planned This Weekend in Manayunk

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CBS Philly is reporting that there will be a 5K happening in Manayunk on Saturday to help raise money for the Help Find Shane Montgomery fund. It will start at 9 a.m. outside of Goals Fit (4450 Main Street) and be led by Goals Fit owner Kasey Manwaring. The run is free but donations are encouraged.

Schuyler Nunn, owner of Indigo Schuy in Chestnut Hill and co-founder of the iRunTheHill Facebook group, says she will also be collecting optional donations for the Shane Montgomery fund at this weekend’s free Phrosty 5K in the Wissahickon.

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0.0-Mile Instant Gratification Run to Debut in Philly Next Year

gratification featuredI honestly thought I’d seen it all. Then I received a tweet on Friday afternoon inviting me to check out a new race coming to Philly in February called the Instant Gratification Run. It has all the elements of a traditional road race—a start and finish line, entry bibs, awards for top finishers, commemorative t-shirts—except, er, the mileage. Participants in the Instant Gratification Run will cover exactly 0.0 miles.

Huh?

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Attention Runners: Expect Closures at the Schuylkill Boardwalk This Week

Photograph by Laura Kicey

Photograph by Laura Kicey

UPDATE 2:51 p.m.:

ORIGINAL POST: Just a quick PSA to help you avoid running-route snafus this week: The Schuylkill River Development Corporation has announced that the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk will be closed for a few days this week while a pair of pergolas are installed.

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Meet Miss Buttersworth, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo via Kristin Facinelli

Photo via Kristin Facinelli

If you’re looking for a winter cuddle buddy, look no further: Miss Buttersworth is just as sweet as her name implies, and she loves to snuggle. She recently had pups, so she has yet to hit to the trails with the Monster Milers, but they predict she’ll be a lean mean running machine once she regains all of her energy. Learn more about this lovely lady below.

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Greatest #SeenOnMyRun Ever? Photos from South Philly Holiday Lights Run 2014

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It was fitting that we were treated to a festive dusting of snow flurries yesterday, as runners across the city got amped up for last night’s South Philly Holiday Lights Run, organized each year by the Fishtown Beer Runners and South Philly Striders. The festive nighttime run is a tour de South Philly, of sorts, where holiday decorations and twinkly lights are in anything but short supply. Runners gathered at Broad and Oregon at 7 and set off to peep the lights. The run ended at American Sardine Bar with—what else?—drinks and fun.

Check out photos of the festivities below.

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