10 Weeks to the Philly 10K: The Official Training Plan

Schuylkill Trail along Kelly Drive // Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Schuylkill Trail along Kelly Drive // Photograph by Jeff Fusco

You guys, on Monday we’ll officially be 10 weeks out from the Philly 10K. Crazy, right?

To help you get your training in gear, we asked our friends at Philadelphia Runner, the architects of the race itself, to come up with a 10K training plan that’ll get you across the finish line with a brag-worthy finish time. And so I give you: The Official Philly 10K Training Plan.

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Mustache-Themed 8K Coming to Jersey This Fall

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If you can grow some serious facial hair and like free beer, this may just be the perfect race for you. The folks over at Good Day for a Run and MΣAN GUY Running just announced that they’re hosting the Mov’n 8K, a mustache-themed race on November 1st. The 4.98-mile race will help raise awareness and funding for Movember, an organization that supports over 700 mens’ health projects. (Side note: It’s open to ladies, too! No mustache needed.) Read more »

10 Summer 5Ks to Have On Your Radar

The Color Run | Photograph by Cara Worcester

The Color Run | Photograph by Cara Worcester

Summer is officially, officially here, so it’s time to think about your running plan for the months ahead. Since you all seemed to love our spring 5K picks so much, we decided to revise the idea for the summer season. So check out these super fun 5K runs coming up through mid September, doable for all fitness levels, whether you’re looking to PR or finish your first race ever.

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What to Do With Your Old Race Medals: Donate Them to Sick Kids

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Malinda Hill’s race medals for Medals4Mettle.

I don’t know about you, but I have a drawer full of race medals that I haven’t looked at since I got them. They’re fun to grab at the finish line and pose with for a few photos, but after that, what are you really supposed to do with them?

I’d almost forgotten they were there, until I saw a tweet from Philly runner Malinda Hill earlier this week putting out the call to fellow runners in the area who might like to donate their medals to sick kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Turns out, Malinda is the newly minted (i.e. she took up the post just this week) Philadelphia chapter coordinator for a nonprofit called Medals4Mettle, which takes old race medals and redistributes them to kids and adults facing chronic and life threatening illness. “The idea is to celebrate their courage for fighting for their lives,” says Hill.

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Run Fun: Ultimate Guide to Running Clubs in the Philadelphia Area

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Fishtown Beer Runners // Photo via Facebook

As a new runner and avid hater of any temps above the mid-70s, lacing up my running shoes and heading outside has been an intense battle of wills lately. With the first heat wave of the season officially upon us, finding the motivation to go for a run can be a challenge. But when you need a little extra encouragement, there’s nothing better than a friend (or 10) to get you moving. Below, find 30+ running clubs in the city, ‘burbs, and Jersey that are sure to keep your spirits and your heart rate up.  Read more »

The Insane 50-Mile, Cape May-to-Margate Run You Need to Try This Summer

Cape May, New Jersey | Photo: Shutterstock

Cape May, New Jersey | Photo: Shutterstock

I couldn’t not share this, you guys. In reporting a piece for an upcoming issue of Philly Mag, I was chatting with NJShoreRun.com’s Steve Antczak, who casually mentioned that he’d created—and has completed four times—a 50-mile running route hitting almost all of the towns that comprise the Jersey Shore.

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