Meet Elfish Presley, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

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When the Monster Milers sent us this week’s adoptable running dog, we couldn’t help but chuckle at her name. I mean, Elfish Presley? Come on—that is just too darn clever. But it really fits: This dog has the most adorably pointy elfish ears you can imagine. See more pics of this awesome four-legged running buddy, and find out how you can take her home below.

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The Complete Guide to the Philly 10K for Runners and Spectators

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Ahhhh! It’s almost here! The Philly 10K is coming up this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re planning on running or spectating, here’s everything you need to know, from how to get to the starting area to where the Porta Potties will be (important!) to which coffee shops along the course will be open (you’re welcome, spectators!).

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The Tiny Running Accessory Philly Runners Need Like Whoa

Photo courtesy Runbell

Photo courtesy Runbell

Here’s how I know summer’s over: The sidewalks in Center City, which have been relatively abandoned (read: peaceful) these past few weeks, are once again jammed with pedestrians, strollers, dogs and, yes, the occasional cyclist (grrr), all of whom have returned from their vacations to their regularly scheduled 9-to-5 programs.

It’s a pity, to be sure, but especially if you’re a runner; we’re back to helter-skelter starts and stops as we dodge the throngs en route to wide open spaces like the Schuylkill River Trail (obviously, I’m being sarcastic, you guys) and the Wissahickon (no sarcasm!). If you’re used to shouting, “ON YOUR LEFT!” as you flash by or, less politely, “MOVE!” I would like you introduce you to the Runbell, a handheld get-out-of-my-way bell just for runners.

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Run in Your Underwear for Colon Cancer

Undy Run | Photo courtesy Colon Cancer Alliance

Undy Run | Photo courtesy Colon Cancer Alliance

If you had a blast at Cupid’s Undie Run earlier this year, consider stripping down once again for the Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk on September 13th. The 5K run supports colon cancer screening at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center as well as national prevention, research and patient support programs at the Colon Cancer Alliance.

You’re encouraged to come in your underwear, of course, but you’ll also get a pair of boxers to commemorate the event. And in a first for any race we’ve ever written about, there’s this, from a press release: Participants “will have the opportunity to take a stroll through a larger-than-life inflatable colon. This creative and educational inflatable is a unique way for visitors to understand the disease.”

The run takes place on MLK Drive and starts at 9 a.m. It’s $30 to register. Learn more and sign up here.

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