For this week’s adoptable running dog we’ve got Peanut Butter Roll, a big and beautiful brindled Mastiff who’s always up for pounding the pavement with the Monster Milers. If you are interested in making this pooch your running buddy, you can meet her at PAWS’ Grays Ferry location.
Can you believe that as of this Saturday, we’re just three weeks out from The Philly 10K? I hope you’re as jazzed as we are. The folks over at Philadelphia Runner still have a few surprises up their sleeve for this debut race, so stay tuned as we reveal them in the days ahead.
For now, I want you to add Thursday, August 21st to your calendar for our second and final group training run for the Philly 10K. Go ahead. Open your Google Calendar. I’ll wait …
UPDATE 8/8 at 3:55 p.m.: WOW, that was fast. We just heard from PAWS that Blue has been adopted. Congrats, little buddy! Enjoy your forever home.
We’re pretty much obsessed with Blue, our featured running pup up for adoption this week. He’s one of those not-too-big, not-too-small running dogs that’s perfect for a city dweller.
He comes to us by way of the Monster Milers, the dog-loving runners who keep him panting each week, and the folks at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society—you know ‘em as PAWS—who’s keeping Blue happy and healthy at their adoption center at Second and Arch streets in Old City.
Read more about this little guy below.
Looking for an early fall race to add to your calendar? The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon and new-this-year 5K race will hit town on September 20th and 21st. The half marathon course includes four miles in Center City before ushering runners out to Kelly Drive for a lap on the famous River Loop. The 5K is entirely contained on MLK Drive, with the start and finish line at Eakins Oval.
I don’t know about you, but I’m still buzzing from last night’s insanely amazing cross-training run with Unite Fitness. We had over 110 people RSVP on our Facebook invite, and I’m fairly certain almost all of them showed up—which, of course, was awesome.
UPDATE 8/06: It’s official—Venus has been adopted! From here on out, this adorable pup will be living it up with her new adopters, and her new bulldog brother, Cory.
Up this week, we’ve got the brindle-coated beauty, Venus. This friendly pooch loves to hit the trails for runs either short and speedy or long and leisurely. When she’s not out exploring the city with the Monster Milers, you can find her at the PAWS’ Grays Ferry location.
There are a lot of reasons why I love my job, and this is one of them: Last week, I got into a pretty fun Twitter convo with Run 215 founder (and stellar #BWPSelfie taker) Jon Lyons about his dare-to-dream idea of creating a Run to Work Day in Philly, similar to Bike to Work Day.
“Sounds like a worthy Change.org petition to me,” I said. And so it began.
For all you Main Liners looking to get into running, Bryn Mawr Running Company is launching a running group geared toward beginners this fall. The seven-week training program, led by BMRC manager Kim Walsh, will include two group runs a week along the Radnor Trail. At the end of the seven weeks, you’ll be able to show off your hard work and progress by running the Amazing Race 5K on October 25th.