Everything You Need to Know About the Broad Street Run Lottery (It Opens Wednesday!)

Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Yup, it’s that time of year again, runner friends. The Broad Street Run frenzy is about to hit, as the registration lottery, now in its fifth year, officially opens for business on Wednesday, February 1st. If you’re planning on running in the May 7th 10-miler, you’ll need to enter the lottery to do so.

New to the lotto process? Not to worry — here, the eight most important questions answered. 

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Adios, Netflix: 5 Healthy Winter Date Ideas Around Philly

Come under-40-degree weather, it’s easy to trade creative and active date ideas — like, say, biking as far as your legs can take you on the SRT and refueling with margaritas and tacos at Manayunk’s Taqueria Feliz — in for lazy  nights of Netflix and delivery. If you’ve been at a loss for how to spend time with your significant other — off of the couch — during these cold months, we’ve got some date ideas that will get you movin’ (and score you thoughtfulness points). Feel free to take all the planning credit … we won’t tell.

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Philadelphia Running Calendar: 10 Spring 2017 Races to Have on Your Radar

Time flies. Case in point: Believe it or not, spring racing season is right around the corner. Soooo, if you’ve got your sights set on crossing a finish line or two, it’s time to hop off the couch and get training.

And because we know that abandoning reruns of New Girl in favor of your running shoes is hard (been there), we’ve got a little something to get you amped up about spring running season. We, with the help of some of our favorite Philly runners, have put together a list of 10 awesome spring races in Philly. Read through, pick a few to tackle, then get to training!

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The Checkup: The Secret Ingredient That Transforms Scrambled Eggs

• Some — and by some, I mean my mother and my boyfriend — call me the Scrambled Egg Queen. But this title doesn’t come easy: I always cook scrambled eggs on low heat for what feels like forever to get them just right. Turns out adding cornstarch, though, can seriously cut that time, allowing for the texture of low-and-slow scrambled eggs in just a few seconds. Yes, please! [Self]

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Meet Slush Puppie, This week’s Adoptable Running Dog 

LOOK at that face!

LOOK at that face!

Ummmmmm, can we all just take a moment to appreciate the undeniable cuteness of this week’s adoptable running pup? His name is Slush Puppie (yes, with an i and an e), and he’s not yet a year old, so he’s new to the running game. That said, the Monster Milers are confident he’ll make for a great running partner once he grows up a little bit. Learn more about him below.

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Two Runners Robbed on the Schuylkill River Trail in the Middle of the Night 

Photo | M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

Photo | M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

A heads up for all our runner friends: Two runners were robbed on the Schuylkill River Trail in the wee hours of Friday morning, 6abc reports. According to 6abc, the runners — a 21-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man — were running along the trail near Walnut Street around 12:30 a.m. when a male suspect robbed them at gunpoint and made off with their phones and wallets. The victims were physically unharmed. Police are still looking for the suspect.

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Giant Yoga/Running/Meditation Fest Wanderlust 108 Coming Back to Philly  

Wanderlust 108 Philly | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Wanderlust 108 Philly | Photo by Adjua Fisher

This day is proving to be on the bad side. Case in point here. But we’ve found a sliver of sunshine on this otherwise gloomy day: The folks at Wanderlust 108, the awesome yoga/running/meditation fest that took over the Navy Yard back in October, just clued us into the fact that the fest will, in fact, be coming back to Philly, for the second time, in 2017.

Say it with me: YASSSSSS.

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4 Women Are Running From New York to D.C. for Planned Parenthood — Here’s Where to Run With Them in Philly 

Image via Four Women for All Women GoFundMe

Image via Four Women Run for All Women GoFundMe

Well, consider this your very hefty dose of Monday motivation: Later this month, four women are running from Harlem, New York to Washington, D.C. in an effort to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. Yep: That’s a whopping 240 miles they’ll be running. We repeat: 240 (!!) miles.

The route for the verrrry long run will be taking them right through Philly. And what’s that, you ask? Can you run with them? Why, yes, as a matter of fact, you can! Just mark the date Thursday, January 19th down in your calendar now.

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Meet Rocky, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Say hello to Rocky | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

Say hello to Rocky | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

Rocky fans, we’ve found your four-legged soulmate. This week’s adoptable pup, Rocky, is currently hanging out at ACCT, but we’re pretttttty sure he’d rather be running the Rocky steps with you. Learn more about him below.

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