Blue Cross Broad Street Run | Photo by Jeff Fusco
If you didn’t get into this year’s Broad Street Run, get ready to squeal because Independence Blue Cross is giving you a second shot at getting your hands on a bib. Through Sunday, April 12th, they’re running a photo contest to give away race bibs to 10 very lucky folks for May 3rd race.
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Yoga on the Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley
I hope you plan to spend as much time out of your house — and outdoors — as possible this weekend. The weather is going to be gorgeous! With a full roster of fit things to do — from the return of Yoga on the Pier to the Wharton 5K to the Philly Farm and Food Fest — you have no excuse but to have a blast. Check out our picks below. Read more »
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but at some point in your running career you will get injured. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the sport. Think about it: Even professional runners get injured despite having access to the world’s best coaches, doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists and sports scientists. If injuries were 100 percent avoidable, don’t you think professional athletes would be able to escape them?
The key is too reduce your chances of getting injured by focusing on what you can control. And if you do get injured, there are ways to minimize the time you’re unable to run. Read more »
• Happiness is a perfectly ripe avocado, right? If you agree, these three tricks to help you pick the perfect avocado every single time are sure to bring you lots of joy. [Greatist]
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Photo via Facebook | Yards Brewing Company
You got a pen? You’re going to want to mark this date down: On Thursday, April 16th, Yards Brewing Company is hosting their first Yards Runners’ Happy Hour of the year, complete with free beer and tomato pie. So, not only do you get a free workout, you get free dinner, too!
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Spring running season is finally here! We are heading right into great weather, longer days and the excitement of fun outdoor activities.
Many people are nervous about running a 5K because they think they’re not “real runners.” But yet, they are fit and healthy. They use the elliptical, they walk, they take Spin classes, they ride their bikes. But ask them if they want to join you on a 5K, and the answer is, “I don’t run.”
I get it. I was incredibly anti-running for years. I didn’t run a race until I was 36 years old. In my mind, fitness and running were completely different and exclusive activities. While I could take a spinning class, I was convinced that I could never run one whole mile. Read more »
Broad Street Run shirts at Modell’s
Remember last year when the Broad Street Run surprised us all with vintage throwback t-shirts that were, well, completely and totally awesome? And remember how everyone went out and bought one? The race has teamed up with Modell’s Sporting Goods again to run another batch of special-edition shirts for the 2015 race, and they just went on sale today. Read more »
Runners along West River Drive | Photo via Facebook
Hooray for April! With warmer weather comes killer fitness options. Don’t believe us? Check out the slew of fun things on tap for this weekend, like a potluck picnic for local runners, trail run at the Belmont Plateau, power yoga fundraiser and more. Read more »
Run the Vineyards | Photo via Facebook
If you’re a fan — we’re talking super fan status here — of the über popular Run the Vineyards race series, you’ll be psyched to hear that this year, organizers are offering a multi-race season pass for race discounts, so you can get your running and wine tasting on at any (or all) of the Run the Vineyards events this year. Read more »
John’s Roast Pork | Photo by J. Varney for Visit Philadelphia
If your calendar’s free and clear on Saturday, April 18th, I have a very good idea for how you can fill it: The Be the Match Walk and Run, a chip-timed 5K race and 1K walk, is headed to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and organizers are offering participants free sandwiches from John’s Roast Pork as a pretty sweet incentive. Read more »