Team Philly, a local race-training group, has teamed up with Temple’s Sport Industry Research Center to conduct a study on a 10-week training program for the Broad Street Run.
Hey Philly runners, once you’ve exhausted all of the excellent running resources and news here on Be Well Philly (ahem), and you’re looking to connect with fellow runners in the community, you should head over to Run215, a brand-spanking-new Facebook group for Philly runners.
It was created by local runner Jon Lyons, who, according to his own Facebook page, works locally with the Southern Tier Brewing Company as a beermonger. My guess? There could be some killer beer runs in the future for Run215 members—which is more than reason enough to join the group.
Think you know a thing or two about Philly? Put your know-how to the test at the upcoming Great Urban Race scavenger hunt on April 26th.
Here’s how it works: Teams will meet at noon at Finnigan’s Wake and be given a list of with 12 cryptic clues. You’ll have five hours to solve them, as you race around the city. (Don’t worry—you can use your smartphone to help you get around, and you can get from here to there on foot or on SEPTA.) At each stop around the city, you’ll have to perform mental or physical challenges. Once you’ve solved all the clues, you’ll head back to Finnigan’s Wake for an after party and awards ceremony. Prizes will be given out for best team costume, top fundraiser (funds go to St. Jude) and the top three finishing teams.
Thanks, Buzzfeed, for this reminder of all the annoying things that can happen during a run. I’ve suffered my fair share of many of these. Any running-induced afflictions you would add to the list?
“You work here, usually?” I ask a bathroom attendant as he squishes a glob of soap into my hand. “How’s this compare to the usual crowd?” I’m in my underwear, so I figured I should make small talk.
“Nicer,” he says, “but we’re not getting much in the way of tips.” It’s not just the dancers in the mechanical bull room who are in their underwear at XFINITY Live! on Saturday afternoon. It’s me. And everyone. We are there for the second annual Cupid’s Undie Run, a gimmick run for charity. We will be running outside shortly. It’s in the thirties.
If you’re planning on running the Wildwood Half Marathon or 8K on May 18th but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, you’re in luck: The race just released a discount code to score $10 off your registration.
No, it’s not remotely surprising, but it’s still super cool to see. According to a pretty new map, which aggregated running-route data collected by the app RunKeeper, the Ben Franklin Parkway, Art Museum, Schuylkill River Trail and Broad Street (hello, Broad Street Run) are the most-run (runned?) running spots in Philly.