Weekend Guide: Find Out How Many Push-Ups You Can Do, a Run That Ends With Root Beer Floats, and More

Your guide to fit fun in Philly this weekend.



The weekend is almost here, my friends! Set your sights on one (or a few) of these fun events and give yourself something to look forward to all Friday long.

1. Lithe for Breast Cancer
When: Saturday, June 13th at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Bloomindale’s King of Prussia, 660 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia.

Sweating plus shopping equals a good Saturday morning in my book, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at this  bring-your-own-mat, pop-up Lithe Method class for charity, happening at Bloomingdale’s at KOP this weekend. The hourlong Lithe class will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Then, after class, attendees can shop the store’s racks before it opens. Cool, huh? It’ll cost you $10 to join in and all proceeds go to breastcancer.org. Email amanda.hill@bloomingdales.com to reserve your spot.

2. The Generation Run 5K
When: Saturday, June 13th at 10 a.m.
Where: The Navy Yard, 4747 South Broad Street.

Get your 5K on and then get your root beer float on at this race benefitting Students Run Run Philly Style. I mean, what better way is there to start your Saturday morning? It’ll cost you $35, root beer float included.

3. Push-Ups for Veterans
When: Sunday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Fit Fire Studio, 300 Lancaster Avenue, Devon.

During this fundraiser, being held at Devon’s Fit Fire Studio, folks will see just how many push-ups they can squeeze in over the course of 90 seconds. Simple as that. It’s $25 to register beforehand (and you get a shirt with registration) or you can donate what you wish at the door. All proceeds go to Boot Campaign, a national nonprofit that provides assistance to veterans.

4. Yoga for SOPA
When: Saturday, June 13th at 1 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Power Yoga, 2016 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.

Get your downward dog on for a good cause at this hourlong class benefitting the Pennsylvania Special Olympics. After class, you’ll get your snack on with complimentary refreshments from Pure Fare. Mmmm. Cost is $25.

5. Watch the ODDyssey Half Marathon 
When: Sunday, June 14th at 7 a.m.
Where: Starts at the Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Fairmount Park.

Even if you aren’t sweating it out on this half-marathon course, it’s worth watching others pound the pavement: A good chunk of runners get decked out in costumes and, this year, one runner will be suited up in full-on banana gear, attempting to set a new world record for fastest half marathon run as a fruit. Because yes, that record has been set before.

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