Weekend Guide: Yoga in LOVE Park, Rest in Peace 5K, Hip-Hop Yoga and More
Yoga and running dominate the fitness lineup this weekend, with a free outdoor yoga festival, 12-hour (!) trail run and more. Start filling your calendar … now.
1. Revival Outdoor Yoga
When: Saturday, October 10th beginning at noon.
Where: LOVE Park.
Lululemon Walnut Street is taking over LOVE Park this weekend for a one-day yoga and meditation festival. It’ll include bring-your-own-mat yoga classes going throughout the day — most of them complete with the awesome DJ SYLO, who provided the tunes for our final Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow class! — plus speakers, grub from Sweetgreen, a collective meditation session and more. And — you guessed it —it’s all free.
2. Rest in Peace 5K
When: Saturday, October 10th at 5 p.m.
Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, East Falls.
Prepare to scare yourself silly at this spooky run (at night!) through historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. After the run, stick around for the runners’ party, which will include plenty of Halloween candy, free beer and tunes. Oh, and be sure to wear a costume: There will be prizes for the best ones. It’s $35 to participate.
3. Belmont Plateau Trail Run
When: Saturday, October 10th at 9 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Car Barn Parking Lot.
Fact: It’s going to be the perrrrrfect weekend for a fall trail run. Hit up the one happening in the Belmont Plateau, organized by the Fairmount Park Conservancy. There are three- and six-mile options, and the runs are led by a seasoned guide. The run costs $10 to participate, with proceeds supporting the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
4. Sloppy Cuckoo 12-Hour Challenge
When: Sunday, October 11th at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Pennypack Park, 8750 Pine Road, Northeast Philly.
Speaking of trail runs, this might be the one to rule them all: On Sunday, you can run for up to 12 hours (!!) along Pennypack Creek with aid stations and support along the way, and professional chefs at the start/finish area to keep you fueled. The course is a 6.5-mile loop that you can complete once, twice or as many times as you want. Every finisher completing a marathon distance or more will receive a wooden plaque inscribed with his or her total mileage for the day. It’s $85 for race-day registration.
5. Flashback Friday: Funky Hip Hop Vinyasa Flow
When: Friday, October 9th at 6 p.m.
Where: Priya Hot Yoga, 1828 Callowhill Street, Fairmount.
If you love old school hip hop, you’ll want to check this out. Instructor Hope Goodman will lead a 90-minute yoga class set to hip hop classics. The class is suited for all levels. It’s $15 to participate.
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