Run Your Butt Off: Be Well’s Spring and Summer Running Calendar

Don’t miss a chance to sweat for a good cause. Here, our roundup of 28 area runs (and walks!) from now through the end of September

Mudder Mayhem 7-mile Trail Run, May 8, 2010
This second-annual run takes place in historic Evansburg State Park along a path that is guaranteed to be a muddy good time. The mayhem this year is set to rival last year’s muddy goodness with a new path and crew committed to making Mudder Mayhem part II even better!

Type: Trail Run
Where: Evansburg State Park, May Hall Road, Collegeville
Time: Registration closes May, 2010, at 11:59 p.m.; Race starts at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $25

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K & 1-mile Fun Walk, May 9, 2010
This iconic race includes a 3.1-mile course that you may run or walk, and if you’re not into racing, try the 1-mile Fun Walk. Come out and help celebrate 20 years of “Racing. Embracing, Empowering.”

Type: Run/Walk
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Time: Registration, 6:30 to 8:00 a.m; Race starts at 8:15 a.m.
Cost: Adults $35, Children (12 & under) $15

Brian Anderson Memorial 5K Run/Walk & 1-mile fun run, May 9, 2010
The “BA5K” is held every year in honor of Brian Anderson, who passed away at the age of 21 on Mothers Day morning, 2005, due to an undiagnosed heart arrhythmia. All proceeds from this family event will go toward supporting three noteworthy causes: the SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome) Foundation, research at the Mayo Clinic, and the Brian Anderson Memorial Scholarship program at Washington Township High School and Villanova University.

Type: Run/Walk
Where: Washington State Park, Sewell, NJ
Time: Registration, 7:00 a.m.; 5K starts at 9:00 a.m., 1-mile Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 prior to event; $40 for family (up to 5 people); $20 on event day; $45 per family on race day.

St. Dot’s Challenge, May 15, 2010
This course starts at the St. Dorothy School followed by a scenic, tree-lined course through the rolling streets of Drexel Hill. Be sure to pick up your copy of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by New York Times best-selling author Christopher McDougall; McDougall will be on-hand after the race to sign copies.

Type: Run/walk
Where: St. Dorothy School & Church, intersection of Township Line Road (Route 1) and Burmont Road in Drexel Hill
Time: Registration, 8:00 am; Dots Dash starts 8:45 am; 5K starts 9:00 am, Kids K (1-mile) starts 9:03 am, Family Fun Walk (1-mile) starts 9:05 am
Cost: 5K- $20 before May 1, 2010, $25 after May 1, 2010. Kids Dot’s Dash 1-mile, $8; Family Walk, $10 for adults; $8 for kids 14 and under

Philadelphia Bar Assoc. 5K Run/Walk-31st Annual, May 16, 2010
Organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association, this event attracts more than 1,200 runners and walkers each year and benefits the Support Center for Child Advocates. The event is open to runners and/or walkers of all ages and skill levels, so come out and run for a good cause.

Type: Run/walk
Where: Entry of Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive (West River Drive), adjacent to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Time: Day-of registration, 7:15 a.m.-8:15 a.m.; 5K run starts at 8:30 am; 5K walk starts at 8:35 a.m.
Cost: $25 for Philadelphia bar association members by May 12, 2010; $40 for non-members by May 12, 2010; $50 day of registration; 5K walk family, $60 includes immediate family at reduced rate

Dave Logar Memorial 5K Run, May 16, 2010
In memory of Dave Logar, all proceeds of this run will be distributed to the Dave Logar Lenape Scholarship Fund, individuals with paralysis, and the Miami Project, part of the Buoniconti Fund for paralysis research. The race will include a 5K run or 1-mile walk.

Type: Run/Walk
Where: Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ
Time: Registration starts 8:15 am, Fun Walk starts 9:30 am, 5K run/walk starts 10:00 am.
Cost: $15 before May 10, 1010. $20 from May 10, 2010, until race day.

Nita’s 5K Walk/Run, May 22, 2010
This run/walk benefits the Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester, which provides shelter and encouragement for the homeless. The 5K loop through the roads of West Chester Borough is mixed with flats and hills, which means you’ll get a great workout.

Type: Run/Walk
Where: Calvary Church parking lot, 730 South New Street, West Chester
Time: Registration closes May 20, 2010, at 11:59 p.m.; Race starts at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 pre-registration until May 14, 2010; $20 May 15, 2010, to race day

Run for ALD 5K, May 23, 2010
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare, genetic disease that causes brain damage, failure of the adrenal glands, and eventually death. All proceeds from this event benefit the non-profit Kennedy Krieger Institute dedicated to treating, preventing, and ultimately curing ALD, as well as other neurogenetic diseases. This year’s run is being dedicated to Matthew Gagliardi of Stratford, New Jersey.

Type: Run/ Walk
Where: Cooper River Park Stadium, North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ
Time: 5K Run/Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.; 1-mile Fun Walk starts at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: 1-Mile walk: $15 pre-registration, $20 after May 15, 2010, until race day; 5K run/walk: $20 pre-registration, $25 after May 15,2010, until race day

ODDyssey Half Marathon, May 29, 2010
This is the kind of race that helps you remember running is fun. This half-marathon is peppered with optional twists and fun obstacles throughout, such as costume contests, all while running through the beautiful Fairmont Park, then winding through the serene Schuylkill River Loop. All finishers will receive an official ODDyssey Half Marathon pint glass, so come out, have some fun, and use your prize to toast your victory at the finish!

Type: Run
Where: Memorial Hall Green, Fairmount Park
Time: Race starts at 7:00 a.m.
Cost: $60 until May 1, 2010, $75 from 5/1/10 until race day

WIA-KIA Memorial 5K Run & 1-mile Family Walk, May 29, 2010
This run gives people at home a chance to show their support for service men and women that have defended our freedom, particularly in the post-911 era. All proceeds go toward monuments in Freedom Park honoring military personnel killed in action post-Vietnam.

Type: Run/ Walk
Where: 17 N. Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
Time: Registration 7-9 a.m., race starts at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $25, 5K Walk/Run (postmarked by May 15); $30 race day/after May 15); $10 children (12 & under)

Sixth Annual Teal Ribbon 5K-Race Against Time, May 30, 2010
The race takes place on an organized, well-marked course through beautiful Fairmount Park. There will also be a Kid’s Fun Run for children 9 years and under. Start your Memorial Day with this great race and help raise funds to find a cure for ovarian cancer.

Type: Run/Walk
Where: Fairmount Park/Carousel House, Belmont Avenue & North Concourse Drive
Time: Registration, 7:00 a.m. 5K Run starts at 8:30 a.m.; 5K Walk starts at 8:35 a.m.; Kids Fun Run starts at 9:15 a.m.
Cost: Pre-registration, $18 for Adults, $12 children (12 & under); Day of race- $25 adults, $20 children (12 & under)

Running of the Monk to Benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, June 4, 2010
Hosted by the Springfield Country Club, this run benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Join in on one of Philadelphia’s most challenging 5Ks or the Kids Fun Run, and stick around for an after-party with great live music.

Type: Run
Where: Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield
Time: Registration, 5:20 p.m.; Kids 1/2 mile Fun Run starts at 6:45 p.m.; 5K starts at 7:20 p.m.
Cost: $25 registration by May 17, 2010; $30 race-day registration

Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K Run, June 5, 2010
This flat, fast, and traffic-free course is USATF certified and passes through the tree-lined streets of historic Moorestown, with the start and finish located at the Moorestown Community House.

Type: Run/Walk
Where: The Moorestown Community House on Main Street in Moorestown, New Jersey.
Time: 8K starts at 8:30 a.m.; 5×1-mile Relay starts at 8:30 a.m.; 1-mile Fun Run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: 1 mile, $22 until May 26, 2010; $25 thereafter; 8K, $24 until May 26, 2010, $30 thereafter; Relay, $ 24 per runner until May 26, 2010, $30 per runner thereafter

Wissahickon Trail Classic, June 5, 2010
This challenging, premier trail race includes a 10K trail run or scenic 5K walk that will take you along the paths of the Wissahickon Valley Park. The Trial Classic benefits Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers, a non-profit organization devoted to restoring the natural lands of the park.

Type: Trail run/walk
Where: Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue in the Wissahickon Valley section of Fairmount Park
Time: Registration, 7:00-8:45 a.m; 10K starts at 9:00 a.m.; Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.
Cost: Race: $25 adult/$20 student/ $15 walk (online-registration by June 1, 2010/Mail-in postmarked by May 19, 2010); $28 adult/$23 student/$18 walk (postmarked May 20-June 3, 2010); $30 Adult/$25 student/$20 walk (day-of race)

King of Prussia 10 Miler, June 6, 2010
This challenging suburban 10-mile run through King of Prussia is USATF certified. There will also be a 5K run and a 5K walk, as well as a Kids Fun Run for kids 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the MDP School Educational Endowment Fund.

Type: Run/walk
Where: Heuser Park on Beidler Road. King of Prussia
Time: 10-mile run, 8:00 a.m., 5k walk starts 8:15 a.m.; Kids Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: 10 Mile Run postmarked by May 15, 2010, $25; $30 after May 15, 2010; $35 on race day; 5K Run/walk, $15 postmarked by May 15, 2010, $20 after May 15, 2010, $25 on race day

Mud Run, June 12, 2010
Grab your friends and get dirty for a good cause. Throughout the 10K course, you’ll find unique, man-made challenges and natural obstacles—along with mud, lots and lots of mud. This is the first-annual Mud Run in Brandywine and benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Where: Newtown Square
Time waves will be announced two weeks prior to the race for arrival times
$40 until April 5, 2010; $50 until May 6, 2010; $60 until June 10, 2010

Third Annual Danielle Bledy Memorial 5K Race & 1-Mile Fun Walk, June 13, 2010
This race is in honor of Danielle E. Bledy, and benefits Pediatric Brain Aneurysm Research and the D’s Dawgs Scholarship Fund. Run a 5K, try the 1-mile Fun Walk, or D’s Dash, where children 10 and under can participate and race in a 50-yard (approximate) race.

Type: Run/walk
Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
Registration, 7 a.m.; 5K starts at 8:30 a.m.; 1-mile Fun Walk starts at 8:45 a.m.; D’s Dash starts 9 a.m.
5K Race, $20 (pre-registration), $25 (race day); 1-Mile walk, $15 (pre-registration), $20 (race day); D’s Dash, Free (only children 10 and under)

Dr. Howard Mazer Strides for Stroke 5K, June 13, 2010
This run is put on by the Delaware Valley Stroke Council and all proceeds benefit the Delaware Valley Stroke Council and its mission to advance education and reduce the incidents and impact of strokes in the community. Sign up as a team or go solo.

Type: Run/ Walk
Where: Art Museum Circle and MLK Drive (West River Drive)
Time: Check-in/registration, 7:30am; Race starts at 9 a.m.
Cost: $20 until June 9, 2010; $25 after June 9, 2010.

Ambler Area YMCA Summer Solstice 5K, June 16, 2010
Spring into summer with this 5K run/walk and Block Party. The course takes a flat route through a residential area along with a 1-mile stretch on a nature trail. This rain or shine event offers free supervised kids activities, an Olympic style finish, and post-event refreshments.

Type: Run/Walk
Where: Ambler Area YMCA, 400 N Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Pre-registration, $25 Adult, $12 Children (12 & under); Race Day, $30 Adult, $12 Children (12 & under)

2010 Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, June 27, 2010
The PHLYTRI MutliSport Expo will be taking place on Friday, June 25th, before the race events and should prove to be the center of attraction surrounding the weekend. PHLYTRI expects over 5,000 people to attend the Expo, which will include the latest in sports products, services, accessories, and events. Everyone should head out for a weekend of races and fun for families of any age.

Type: Triathlon
Fairmount Park. Martin Luther King Drive and Black Road
Sprint Triathlon starts Saturday, June 26, 2010, at 7:30 a.m.; Kids’ Duathlons and Fun Races start Saturday, June 26, 2010, at 12:30 pm; Olympic Triathlon starts on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 7 a.m.
Sprint Triathlon: Individual $160 from April 1, 2010, until registration closes (a week before the race or when race sells out), Relay $220 from April 1, 2010, until registration closes (a week from the race or when race sells out). Kids Duathlons and Fun Runs: Duathlons $20; Fun Runs, free
Olympic Triathlon:
Registration now closed. You may add your name to the Olympic Distance Race wait list here

Philadelphia Women’s Triathlon, July 11, 2010
Philadelphia’s oldest all-women’s triathlon (and duathlon), recently named “one of the Top 100 races and one of the five best all women’s races on earth!” by Triathlete Magazine in March 2010, is set on one of the most breathtaking courses and passes many Philadelphia landmarks. The race includes a 750-meter swim, 17-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run. Gather up your girls and create a team or try it solo.

Type: Triathlon
Fairmount Park, Black Rd & MLK Blvd
Race starts at 8 a.m.
Race is sold out

BOMF 20in24 Relay Challenge Lone Ranger, Ultra Marathon, Midnight Madness
Run & Pajama Loop
, July 17-18, 2010
Run any of three runs this weekend. First, the Lone Ranger Ultra Marathon/20in24 Relay Challenge is a test to see how many miles you can run in 24 hours. Teams of five complete 20 loops (168 miles) in 24 hours. Each team member will run a minimum distance of 1 to 5 loops, or 8.4 miles to about 33.4 miles. The Midnight Madness Run is for night owls—all individuals are required to wear reflective gear, glow sticks, or paint—and starts at midnight on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Then, roll out of bed, slip into those sneakers and head out for the Pajama Loop, another 8.4-mile loop that starts at 5:30am on Sunday, July 18, 2010.

Type: Run
Schuylkill River Running Loop/Lloyd Hall #1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive
20in24 Relay/Lone Ranger Ultra, Sat. July 17, start 10 a.m.; Midnight Madness, Sat., July 17 at 12:00 a.m.; Pajama Loop, Sun July 18 at 5:30 a.m.
Lone Ranger Ultra Marathon, Regular Registration closed—25 charity entries available for fundraising minimums of $500; 20in24 Relay Challenge, $60-$1,050, depending on the distance you and your team are willing to go; Midnight Madness Run: $65; Pajama Loop, $55

Down and Dirty National Mud Run Series, July 18, 2010
Have fun and get dirty on this 5K and 10K off-road run comprised of military-style obstacles, wild water crossings, and lots and lots of mud! You can run alongside local Military and Police Academy Personnel while supporting the troops through Operation Gratitude.

Type: Off-Road Run
Fairmount Park-Belmont Plateau
Registration, 6:00 a.m.; 5K, start 8 a.m.; 10K, starts 8:30 a.m.
5K, $45 until July 2, 2010, $50 after July 2, 2010; 10K, $60 until July 1, 2010, $70 after July 1, 2010.

SheROX Philadelphia 2010, August 1st, 2010
This Women’s Triathlon consists of an .5-mile swim, 15.5-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run. This all-women’s event is sure to inspire and motivate everyone from participants to volunteers and spectators.

Type: Triathlon
Fairmount Park, Martin Luther King Drive and Black Road
Race starts at 8 a.m,
$10 Individual Fee; $175 Relay Team Fee

DQ Triathlon at Kings Grant, August 8, 2010
The DQ Triathlon includes a quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike, and 5K run. The swim takes place in Lake James, a fresh water lake, followed by the bike and run segment that will take you along a fast, flat road route. Register alone or with a team of three.

Type: Triathlon
Landings Drive off of Taunton Road, Marlton, NJ
Start at 8:00 am
$65 before August 1, 2010; $70 August 1-August 7; $80 race day; Triathlon teams (pre-registration only) $90

DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes, September 4, 2010
With all proceeds benefiting Marlton Lakes Water Preservation, this triathlon includes a quarter-mile swim, 11-mile bike ride, and a 3-mile run. The swim will be point to point across Flamingo Lake, followed by a bike ride along rolling country roads, and finishes with the 3-mile run along a beautiful, wooded setting.

Type: Triathlon
Lake Shore Drive, Marlton NJ
Starts 7:45 am
$65 before June 15, 2010; $80 from June 15- Sept 3, 2010; $80 for teams (pre-registration only)

ING Rock n’ Roll Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon, September 19, 2010
Formerly known as the Philadelphia Distance Run, this race will feature rock ‘n’ roll bands every mile as you run along the historic and beautiful course though Philadelphia. Make sure to also stop by the ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon’s Health &
Fitness Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on September 17th and 18th to pick up your race number, t-shirt, and goodie bags before the race.

Type: Run
Eakins Oval, Philadelphia
Race starts at 7:45 a.m.
$80 through June 4, 2010; $90 from June 5, 2010 through race day; $105 at Expo (if available)

William G. Rohrer 5K Road Race & 1M Walk, September 26, 2010
The tenth annual William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness race benefits the Fox Chase Cancer Center Program. The course takes place mainly behind the fitness center along a flat course with one or two hills.

Type: Run/walk
William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
1-mile fun walk starts at 8:30 a.m; 5K Road Race starts at 9:00 a.m.
5K Race, $20 pre-registration, $25 on race day; 5K Team Race, $15 pre-registration, $20 race day per person; 1-Mile Run, $15 pre-registration, $20 race day