5 Dog-Friendly Races Near Philly to Have On Your Radar

Dog Jog 5K // Photo via Facebook

Dog Jog 5K // Photo via Facebook

If you love running with your dog but have a hard time finding races in our area that allow four-legged competitors (Trust me, it’s hard—dog-friendly races are few and far between), this is the guide for you. Here are five runs and races in and around Philly—including one that features wine-tasting, too!—that welcome human-and-dog running teams. Plus, I threw in two dog-friendly walks, if that’s more your bag.

Peruse all the info about the runs while you also look at these adorably gratuitous photos of dogs running. You’re welcome.

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Ultimate Philly Runner’s Brunch Guide: Best Brunches Near Philly Running Spots

Runners on the Schuylkill Trail along Kelly Drive // Photo by Jeff Fusco

Runners on the Schuylkill Trail along Kelly Drive // Photo by Jeff Fusco

Last week, I set out to write what I thought would be the Ultimate Philly Runner’s Guide to Post-Run Brunching. Because think about it: What could be more useful to Philly runners than a list of solid brunch places near some of the area’s most popular running spots?

But then I realized something: I know nothing about Philly restaurants. Ask me anything about a gym or a yoga studio, and I’m all over it. But restaurants? Nope.

So I turned to my friends over at Foobooz to get their obviously more informed opinions on the subject. They thought about it for a week, and got their picks to me this morning. Guys, they did not disappoint.

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Yuengling to Host Inaugural Oktoberfest Beer Race

Photo by Flickr user Chris Waits

Photo by Flickr user Chris Waits

I know, I know—why are we talking about Octoberfest in April?, you ask. Here’s why: Because the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger, the brewery’s springtime 5K that’s coming up this weekend, is always a quick sell-out, so I wanted to give you plenty of lead time on Yuengling’s just-announced second race on tap for later this year.

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