Weekend Guide: Run the Philly 10K, Do Waterfront Yoga, Try Trapeze and More

Our picks for what to do this weekend in Philly.

The Philly 10K | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K | Photo by Matt Stanley

Happy last weekend of August! The summer’s going out with a bang this year, with a jam-packed almost-end-of-summer weekend. Check out our picks for how to stay busy below. 

1. The Philly 10K
When: Sunday, August 30th at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Race begins at 8th and South streets and finishes at 5th and Pine.

It’s here! The second annual Philly 10K is finally upon us and we couldn’t be more psyched. The race is long sold out, of course, but you can still get in on the fun by showing up to cheer. May we suggest heading to Chestnut Street between 12th and 13th to do exactly that? That’s where you’ll find the Be Well Philly/November Project cheer station in full force. BWP will also be posting up at the finish line festival, with a tent on South Street between 4th and 5th streets. If you’re running the race, be sure to stop by. We’ll be offering free post-race massages from Phila Massages until 11 a.m., as well as quickie yoga for runner sessions with Philly Yoga Factory’s Justine Bacon to help you streeeeetch it out; catch those at 9 a.m., 9:20 and 9:40. Oh! And you can pick up a copy of our brand new issue of Be Well Philly, our once-a-year Philly fitness guide that’s hot off the presses, and enter drawings to win a boatload of prizes and swag.

2. Philly 10K Shakeout Run to the Pre-Race Party
When: Friday, August 28th at 6 p.m.
Where: Meet at Philadelphia Runner, 1601 Sansom Street.

Speaking of the Philly 10K, we’re co-hosting one more pre-race pop-up run on Friday evening. This will be an easy one just to help keep you loose for Sunday. We’ll be tackling an easy two miles beginning at Philadelphia Runner’s Center City store and ending at the Philly 10K Bibs and Beers pre-race party at the Shambles at Headhouse Square. There, you’ll be able to pick up your race packet and grab a beer and food from one (or a few) of the food trucks that will be on site. And if you’re not running the race on Sunday, you’re still welcome to join our run and the pre-race party. It’s open to one and all!

3. Philly Naked Bike Ride
When: Saturday, August 29th at 3 p.m.
Where: TBA

The 7th annual Philly Naked Bike Ride returns this weekend with its infamous clothing-optional (and, to be perfectly honest, discouraged) bike ride through Center City. As of this writing, the starting location and route details haven’t been released yet; they’ll be announced on the ride’s website and social media 24 to 48 hours before the ride. What we do know is that the group will pass some of Philly’s busiest locations, including Independence Mall, Rittenhouse Square, 30th Street Station the Art Museum and more.  The ride starts at 3, but there are pre-ride festivities and body painting beginning at 12:30 p.m.

4. Waterfront Yoga at Tall Ships Tavern
When: Sunday, August 30th from 10:45 to 11:45
Where: Independence Seaport Museum’s Tall Ships Tavern at Penn’s Landing.

You’ll get your fill of pretty waterfront views at this Sunday’s outdoor class at the Independence Seaport Museum. The class, led by On the Goga’s Anna Greenwald, will take place on the terrace of the museum’s Tall Ships Tavern. After class, stick around for $4 mimosas at the restaurant. The class is $8 to participate and will be capped at 40 yogis.

5. Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic 5K
When: Sunday, August 30th at 10 a.m.
Where: Belmont Plateau, Army Road in West Fairmount Park.

This first-time race celebrates 50 years of the Belmont Plateau. You’ll have the opportunity to run the iconic 5K cross-country course, with awards for the top finishers. There’s also a 1-mile walk/run at 9:30 a.m., if that’s more your speed. It’s $35 to register day-of.

6. Philadelphia Circus School Open House
When: Sunday, August 30th from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 5900A Greene Street, Germantown.

Because you know you’ve always wanted to try the trapeze, here’s your chance: The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts will be having an open house event this weekend, with opportunities to try the tight rope, juggling, aerial silks and, yes, trapeze. Ten bucks gets you in the door for all the fun.

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