Warm Up: 6 Winter Runs It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up For

The Pickle Run | Photo via Facebook

The Pickle Run | Photo via Facebook

For me, the hardest thing about running during the winter season is making it out the door. The cold wind instantly makes me question my sanity — why would I ever leave the Kingdom of Coziness otherwise known as my bed? But falling behind on runs is no good, especially with the spring race season quickly approaching.

If you, too, have a hard time sticking to your winter runs, these should help: Six winter fun runs and races it’s not too late to sign up for — also known as your motivation to step out the door and show that frost who’s boss. Read more »

Snow Day Plans: Run Secret Snow Day Beer Mile with Run215

The snow is a comin’, friends. If you can already feel the cabin fever kicking in, know that you don’t have to stay on your couch all weekend long: Run215 is putting on what sounds like maaaaybe the best snow day activity ever — a pop-up BYOB (or BYO soda, for the non-drinkers) beer mile in the snow tomorrow. The event is called — wait for it — #FREEZYCHEEKSPHL, in honor of this weekend’s postponed Chilly Cheeks 7-Miler. Read more »

The Best Winter Running Gear, According to Philly Runners

Resisting your bed’s siren song of warmth during the winter can be tough. Especially when the alternative is going for a run in the frigid winter air, where each gust of wind feels like Jack Frost is slapping you across the face. The best way to fight the inevitable winter laziness? Have the right gear on deck to brush off winter’s worst.

Your wardrobe should act like armor against the cold and allow the length of your runs to be decided by you, not the forecast. And because dropping that sage wisdom simply isn’t enough to get you to leave your bed, we’re sure, we asked seven of our favorite Philly runners to spill on the items they couldn’t leave behind on a cold winter run. So say adios to windburn and embrace the winter running season! Read more »

Celebrate Honeygrow Run Club’s Anniversary with — What Else? — Running (and Free Beer!)

What are you doing next Tuesday? Nothing? Well, here are some plans for you: Honeygrow Center City is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their hg Run Club (they meet every fourth Tuesday of the month, by the way) next Tuesday, January 26th, with a run that’ll it take you around three to five miles of the city, ending at Philadelphia Runner’s Center City store with beer, a raffle and all sorts of other fun.
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Cupid’s Undie Run: Run 1 Mile in Your Underwear for Charity

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Photo by Eddy Rhenals-Narvaez

If you’ve always longed to run around outside in your underwear without fear of being arrested for acting like a lunatic (this a judgment-free zone, by the way), we’ve got your opportunity right here: Strip down to your undies to pound the pavement (for charity!) in Cupid’s Undie Run, coming to South Philly’s XFINITY Live! on Saturday, February 20th. And don’t worry: You don’t have to run too far — the fun run takes you through just one mile’s worth of freezing February weather. Just enough to feel … exhilarated, you know? Read more »

How to Not Hate Valentine’s Day: Philadelphia Runner’s Singles Run

Last year's Valentine's Day Singles Run | Photo via Facebook

Last year’s Valentine’s Day Singles Run | Photo via Facebook

Valentine’s Day is just a month away, folks! And if, come February 14th, you envision yourself hunkering down on the couch to watch The Notebook — again — pint of Ben & Jerry’s in hand, we have a better idea: Philadelphia Runner is hosting their annual Valentine’s Day Singles Run, a night of running, dancing and drinking with your fellow single Philly runners. So much better than drowning your sorrows in ice cream while mouthing along to Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’s whole “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird” thing, right?
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