Oyster House Is Hosting a 5K Led by a Giant Lobster Tomorrow

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Wednesday is apparently National New England Clam Chowder Day, so naturally, the Oyster House is going all out. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the restaurant is hosting the inaugural Chowder Awareness Fun Run, a 5K(ish) group run through the city led by—wait for it—a gigantic lobster. (I guess the clam was not available?)

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Meet Chico, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo courtesy PAWS

Photo courtesy PAWS

Name: Chico

Age: 1 to 2 years old

Breed: Pit bull terrier mix

Size: 46 pounds

Background: Chico was found as a stray.

Where you can find him: PAWS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic in Grays Ferry.

Running style: Tune in, Chico! This dapper pup is all ears for your springtime racing and training goals. He’s got some goals of his own, and the Monster Milers volunteers are working hard to help him get there. At the shelter, Chico is learning how to play nicely and be sociable with other dogs and people, and his new running habit goes hand in hand with his practice of calm, quiet manners for use in his forever home. (Plus, he looks great in a bowtie, don’t you think?)

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Power-Through Beats from Amrita Yoga’s Emile Sorger

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About two years ago, at my first hot yoga class with instructor Emile Sorger at Fishtown’s Amrita Yoga & Wellness, I was pretty sure I was going to faint, puke or melt before the class ended. Then, like a gift from the heavens, Imagine Dragons’s “Radioactive” started playing. Immediately, I was all, “Hey, I’m radioactive!” and I was able to bounce back for the last four minutes of class. I walked out of the studio thinking, “Dang, that guy knows how to make a workout playlist.” (And also, “I hope I don’t run into anyone I know on the way home. I will probably puke on them.”)

So this week, inspired by Emile’s ability to help me bounce back from what I thought was the Land of No Return, I recruited him to put together a workout playlist for you guys. Let me tell you: It does not disappoint. This playlist is filled with some of Emile’s favorite songs to sweat to—and if you’re a regular in his class, you probably recognize a few of them. Whether you’re hitting the trails for a long run or getting your at-home yoga practice on, this playlist will help you push through to the end. Happy sweating!

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Register Now: Valentine’s Day Runs in Philly

Cupid's Undie Run | Phoot by Eddy Rhenals-Narvaez

Cupid’s Undie Run | Phoot by Eddy Rhenals-Narvaez

Believe it or not, we’re less than a month out from Valentine’s Day. I can already tell this year is going to fly by. If you have your heart set (See what I did there?) on participating in a Valentine’s Day race or run in the Philadelphia area, you should get your registration on STAT. Here are four lovey-dovey runs to check out this year.

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Second Date Added for Sold-Out Chili Run

chili runAttention, you who were shut out of the sold-out Chili Run on January 25th: Organizers have scheduled a date for a second Chili Run to meet the demand of the region’s chili-obsessed runners. (How nice of them!)

The run, which debuted last year to much acclaim, is a chip-timed two-mile race that takes place in Pitman, New Jersey. Runners receive long-sleeve tech shirts, entrance to an after party with live music at Carolina Blue Smokehouse and Tavern, and, naturally, free chili and a beer at the end. Awards are given to the top overall male and female winners and age-group winners. There are also team awards.

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