Reminder: Our Free Philly 10K Training Run Is Tomorrow!

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Just a quick reminder that our free Philly 10K training run with Philadelphia Runner is tomorrow night at 6 p.m.! The photo above is just meant to show you how prepared I am: I already have your free swag—Be Well Philly towels to sop up your sweat and yummy KIND bars to help you refuel—all laid out and ready to go, more than 24 hours in advance. Because that’s how excited I am.

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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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Want to Win a Free Philly 10K Bib? Take Our Fitness Poll

Last year's Be Well Philly print magazine.

Last year’s Be Well Philly print magazine.

Hey, Be Well Philly fans, we need your help! For the upcoming print issue of Be Well Philly, which we’ll be rolling out in September, we’re polling Philly’s fitness and wellness community to find out about how you stay healthy and fit.

To sweeten the pot, we’re giving away a free bib to the sold-out Philly 10K to one lucky winner. To enter, take the poll below and give us your email address so we can contact you if your name is drawn. That’s it!

The results of the poll will be included in Be Well Philly, so you’ll get to see how your answers stack up to the Average Philadelphian. The poll will close on July 11th at noon, and only one entry per person will be counted. We’ll select one winner at random and contact him or her by July 16th.

So what are you waiting for?! Get crackin’ below.

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Fairmount Park Conservancy Has Bibs for the Philly 10K

Philly-10K-BadgeHeads up if you’re looking for a way into the sold-out Philly 10K this fall: The Fairmount Park Conservancy has a few bibs for runners willing to fundraise.

The goal is $500—same as the fundraising minimum for charity bibs for the Broad Street Run—and funds go to support the group’s trail restoration project at the Belmont Plateau.

The Philly 10K, a new race created by Philadelphia Runner (and for which Be Well Philly is the exclusive media partner), is set for September 6th. It starts and ends near the Singing Fountain in South Philly’s Passyunk Square neighborhood, with the 6.2-mile course weaving through several of Philly’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The debut race sold out in just 70 minutes last month.

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Philly 10K Registration Is Now Open

One of the streets you'll run along during the Philly 10K // Photograph by Matt Stanley

One of the streets you’ll run along during the Philly 10K // Photograph by Matt Stanley

UPDATE 11:40 a.m.: Holy moly, people, this race is officially sold out—already! Here’s a follow-up post with official sell-out stats from Philadelphia Runner. Also, there will be bib giveaways in the coming weeks and months, so I’ll let you know about those, too!

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Attention, runners! If you’re hoping to snag a spot in the Philly 10K—you know, the coolest new race to hit Philly—get your gears in motion. General registration is officially open for business.

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The Philly 10K Is About to Become Philly’s Coolest New Race

Philly 10K BadgeGuys, I have been absolutely bursting at the seams with a secret for the past month. See, a few weeks back, Ryan Callahan from Philadelphia Runner asked me to have coffee with him so he could tell me a secret. And then he told me said secret and I was so stinkin’ excited, it took everything to not spill the beans early.

But as of this afternoon, I can officially get this bit of no-longer-embargoed news off my chest: Philadelphia is getting a super cool, brand new 10K race this fall, and It. Will. Be. Awesome.

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