PHOTOS: Be Well Philly Underground Glow-in-the-Dark Run with Yards and Run215

Photograph by Susan Nam

Photograph by Susan Nam

I have to admit that I started to freak out juuuust a little yesterday as the clouds started rolling in. I began obsessively checking the hour-by-hour forecast, my spirits sinking as the chance for rain beginning during the evening commute increased steadily as the day rolled on. And then around 5:30, as I was leaving the office for our monthly Be Well Philly Underground gathering, the rain started to fall—lightly, but still, very, very steadily.

I said to Be Well Philly assistant editor Adjua Fisher, “Welp, it might just be me and you tonight.”

See, despite our best intentions and planning—organizing with the fab folks at Yards Brewing Company, roping in my pals at Run215—the one thing you cannot control in event planning is the weather. And, boy, did it turn on us last night.

So imagine my joy when, just after 6 p.m., runners started gathering at Franklin Square for our Glow-in-the-Dark Bridge and Beer Run. A few at first, then more and more as our departure time of 6:30 got closer. Then it occurred to me: Philly runners are just awesome people. You give ‘em a time, you give ‘em a place, and they show up, even if it’s rainy and windy and positively freezing outside. By go time, nearly 60 runners had gathered for our big event.

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Free Beer at Tonight’s Shake Shack Run

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Shack Track & Field Philly

With temperatures hitting near 70 today, it’s going to be a perfect night for a run, you guys. And it’ll be an even better night for a run, followed by a free beer, if our pals at Shake Shack have anything to say about it.

Tonight’s gathering of the Shack Track & Field Club will include free beers from Brooklyn Brewery. Runners will gather at Philadelphia Runner’s West Philly store (3621 Walnut Street) at 7 p.m. for an easygoing, all-levels fun run ending at Shake Shack University City. Reps from Brooklyn Brewery will meet you there, with a free ShackMeister Ale, t-shirt and beer koozie for every runner.

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Can You Run Faster Than a SEPTA Bus? Find Out Tomorrow

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This is one of those ideas that’s so good, I wish I’d thought of it. Tomorrow night, the West Philly Runners will find out if they can outrun a SEPTA bus as they follow (lead?) the 21 bus across the city for their Beat the Bus Run.

“We all know that running is good exercise, but we believe it can also be a faster way to get across town and we’re out to prove,” says a message on the run’s Facebook page. We can dig it, especially since, you know, that’s kind of what our whole Run to Work Day thing was about, too.

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5 Reasons You Should Volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon This Year

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The Philadelphia Marathon is looking for volunteers who are willing to pitch in on race weekend, November 21st through 23rd. There are all kinds of opportunities available, from registration and t-shirt pick-up at the Expo to food distribution at the Rothman 8K to water hander-outer (that’s what they should be called, anyway) at the marathon.

Volunteers will get free race swag for their efforts, of course, and the satisfaction that comes with pitching in. But if that’s not enough incentive, I asked a few runner friends why volunteers are so important at races and how they contribute to the magic of the event. (If you’re rolling your eyes at the word “magic,” I will assume you’ve never run a race before. Because the energy of race day—from the spectators, volunteers, race organizers and runners—is nothing short of magical.)

Here, five reasons you should sign up to volunteer.

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Need New Running Shoes? Philadelphia Runner Is Having a Huge Sidewalk Sale

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Photographic evidence of the massive sidewalk sale happening at Philadelphia Runner University City

Philadelphia Runner is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend in classic Philly Runner style. In addition to the fun run happening tonight at the Center City location, the shop’s University City outpost is hosting a big ol’ sidewalk sale, with a mountain of running shoes on discount. Oh, and there are free cupcakes, too.

The sale’s going on today and tomorrow, but I would suggest going over sooner rather than later if you need something specific. Lord knows those shoes won’t last. The University City store is located at 37th and Walnut. It’s open until 7 p.m. tonight, and reopens tomorrow morning at 11.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Super Sweaty Beats from Body Cycle Studio’s Shoshana Katz

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About two weeks ago, we got our sweat on with Body Cycle Studio’s Shoshana Katz at our second Be Well Philly Underground event (if you haven’t signed up for Underground, you better hop to it—our third event is coming up!), and what I remember most from the class isn’t how sweaty I was afterward (very), or how sore I was the next day (very), it’s how awesome Shoshana’s playlist was. It was filled with high-energy beats that pushed all of us sweaty Be Wellers to keep going, even when we (or, at least, I) thought we might collapse. So it only seemed natural to ask Shoshana to fill this week’s workout playlist with all her favorite songs to sweat to. Check ‘em out below.

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6 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Yoga Movie Night, Lemon Run, Pickling Workshop and More

The Lemon Run | Photo via Facebook

The Lemon Run | Photo via Facebook

1. Philadelphia Runner’s 10 Year Anniversary Run
When: Friday, November 7th at 6 p.m.
Where: 16th and Sansom streets, Center City.

A free, casual run with Philly’s best running store (if we do say so ourselves) to celebrate a decade of business and community building. Beers back at the shop will follow.

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Thanksgiving Fun: 20 Turkey Trots Near Philadelphia

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It’s no secret: Everyone’s jeans feel a bit more snug after Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, who can say no to the heaven on a plate that is mac n’ cheese, creamy mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and pumpkin pie? But here’s the good news: If you squeeze one of these pre-Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day turkey trots into your schedule, there’s a chance your pants might not feel quite as oh-my-God-I-think-I’ve-lost-circulation-in-my-left-leg tight after Thanksgiving dinner. You’re welcome.

(Pssst: If you don’t have time to get your trot on before Thanksgiving dinner, no worries: We’ve got post-Thanksgiving turkey trots on this list, too.)

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