Love Run Registration Opens Today (And a Bunch of Runners Will Get in for Half Price!) 

Photo courtesy the Love Run

Photo courtesy the Love Run

It’s that time again: Time to register for the fourth annual Love Run Half Marathon, going down on March 26th. I know, I know, asking you to think about March when it’s only September is sort of cruel, but we wouldn’t do it if there wasn’t something good in it for you. So, why do you need to know about registration for the March race right this second? Well, today and today only, the run will give 150 runners their bibs for half price, meaning you could get your half marathon bib for just $32.50. Sweet, right?

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3 Things You Need to Know If You’re Training for the Philadelphia Marathon

Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

So you’re really doing this — you’re running your first marathon. You’re signed up, committed and, hopefully at this point, deep into your training plan.

Completing your first (or second, or third) marathon can be one of the most rewarding and intimidating experiences of your life. Conquering 26.2 miles is a task that requires months of preparation, hard work and lots of running.

Running 26.2 miles can seem even more intimating and perhaps down right terrifying if this is your first marathon. Here are three tips every first-time marathoner needs to pay special attention to.  Read more »

#RuntoWorkPHL: Runners Get Free (Yes, FREE!) Sweetgreen This Friday

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

If you need more incentive than just a boost in endorphins to strap on your running shoes and pound the pavement into the office, we’ve got some more incentive for you: Like last year, our friends over at Sweetgreen have graciously offered to give everyone who joins in on Philly’s Run to Work Day this Friday, September 16th, a free salad. Yes, my friend: You will be forking FREE Sweetgreen into your mouth in just three sleeps.

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Love Beer and Running? You Need to Know About This New Philly Running Crew

Legs and shoes of four young adults running in forest, crop

Legs and shoes of four young adults running in forest, crop

There’s a new weekly beer running club in town, people: The Manayunk Beer Runners. The Fishtown Beer Runners announced in their newsletter last week that the Manayunk Beer Runners, led by local runner Dave Scarpello, is the latest addition to the network of official Beer Runners chapters. (Yes. Yes, my friends: That is a real network with real chapters. Amazing, we know.)

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Run-Commuting Tips From a Pro: How to Run to Work This Friday (And Every Day!)

This post was originally published on September 21st, 2015, after the second annual #RuntoWorkPHL. As you prepare for this year’s Run to Work Day, coming up this Friday, September 16th, these run-commuting tips, courtesy of a run-commuting pro, are sure to come in handy. You find details for this year’s #RuntoWorkPHL here

On Friday morning, the Philadelphia running community rose to the challenge to run to work. We skipped our regular commutes and instead pounded the pavement, snapping sweaty selfies along the way and rolling up to our office buildings with a slightly funky smell. It was glorious, right? For the rest of the day, we all had a runner’s high, happy that we were able to fit in a morning workout and skip whatever dreadful commute we normally have to endure. I bet you found yourself wondering, “Why can’t every day be like this?” I’m here to tell you it can! Read more »

Cool! Lululemon Is Turning the Schuylkill River Trail Into a Virtual Race Course

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk | Photograph by Laura Kicey

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk | Photograph by Laura Kicey

Guys, the folks over at Lululemon Walnut Street have been cooking up something really good for you. Like, reeeeeeeallllly good.

Okay, okay, enough with the suspense. Here’s the deal: Lululemon’s Walnut Street store is getting in on the race game — but it’s not your typical race. The store has teamed up with run-tracking social network Strava and Silverline Athletics to put on an epic seven-day virtual 8K race along the Schuylkill River Trail. The name? The Ghost Race.

Oh! And it’s totally free to join in on. Sweet, right?

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Hey, Runners! The Philadelphia Marathon Is Having a Flash Sale

Philadelphia Marathon | Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Marathon | Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

The Philadelphia Marathon announced on Instagram Wednesday that they’ll be running a flash sale of sorts on race registration for both the full and half marathon races on Friday, September 9th. And the discounts are big: As their Instagram caption states, they’ll be offering original 2016 pricing on full marathon and half marathon registrations.

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The Checkup: How to Pick the Fastest Checkout Line at the Grocery Store 

• Scary fact: Americans spend 37 billion HOURS a year waiting in line. And if you want to cut down on your personal contribution to that time, express checkout may not be your best bet at the grocery store. According to research, hopping in line behind one cart with many items should be faster than getting behind a few people with just a few items. That, plus many more tips to help you spend as little time in line as possible the next time you hit the grocery store. [New York Times]

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Psst: This Giant (Free!) Workout Is Taking Over Center City Next Week

Photo courtesy Unite Fitness

Photo courtesy Unite Fitness

As I was filling in my workout calendar for next week, I realized I should remind my fellow friends out there trying to stay on top of their fitness game: Next Tuesday, September 13th, is the big day for Unite Fitness’s giant Unite Philly Run, a two-mile cross-training run with four surprise exercise stations speckled throughout Center City. And the whole thing is free. Yep: FREE.

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