10 Coolest Philly Fitness and Foodie Events: June 2017

There's a LOT of fit fun to be had this coming month, folks.

Canoeing at Camp Bonfire | Photo by Paul Gargagliano for Hazel Photo

Between beachside spin down the Shore, fitness fests in the city and plenty of running fun around town, you’ve got lots of fun ways to sweat (and refuel) this month. Take your pick!

1. Be Well Philly Boot Camp
When: Saturday, June 3rd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Drexel Recreation Center, 3301 Market Street, University City.
GUYS, can you see us jumping up and down with joy at the fact that Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our annual wellness fest for women, is just a few days away?? Because we are. In case you’ve somehow missed us talking about the big day ALL over the blog, here’s the deal: There will be over 20 fitness classes from the region’s best instructors going throughout the day (think: everything from an outdoor Pop Divas Workout Party to SUP fitness with Aqua Vida and more), cooking demos with Philly chefs, tons of inspiring speaker sessions, a marketplace full of local wellness-focused vendors and more. Oh! And your ticket gets you breakfast, lunch from Sweetgreen (mmmmmm) and a well-deserved happy-hour drink. Yeah, you don’t want to miss it. You can snag your ticket here.

2. ODDyssey Half Marathon
When: Sunday, June 11th at 7 a.m.
Where: Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park.
The ODDyssey Half Marathon is known for expertly toeing the line between serious and fun — on the fun end, they have live bands along the course, a costume contest and a post-race beer garden complete with free massages for runners. Yes, please!

3. Global Running Day
When: Wednesday, June 7th.
Where: Wherever you are!
Global Running Day, a day designed to celebrate the joys of pounding the pavement, is back! You can pledge to run here, then get your run on wherever you damn please. (But if group runs are more your thing, note that Honeygrow’s fitness arm, HgAthletics, is hosting a Global Running Day group run, led by Suzanne Allaire of Runner’s World and Jon Lyons of Run215, on Wednesday evening. And you’ll get a discount on your post-run Honeygrow stir-fry or salad, too!)

4. Camp Bonfire
When: Friday, June 16th to Sunday, June 18th.
Where: Lake Owego, Poconos.
Three words, people: Adult summer camp. Forget about all your grown-up responsibilities and revert back to adolescence — just for a weekend. This Poconos summer camp for adults comes with plenty of fitness fun — night hikes, kayaking, capture the flag, stand-up paddleboarding, and more — along with ways to chill out (hello, dance parties, yoga and hammock-hanging), AND food that totally beats what your summer camp served back in the day. (Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options available.) Because we all deserve to forget about grown-up stuff like PECO bills and work deadlines every now and then.

5. Rocky Training Ride
When: Saturday, June 3rd at 10 a.m.
Where: Stephen Girard Park, 21st and Shunk Street, South Philly.
This 15-mile group bike ride, hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, is inspired by the training montages from Rocky I and Rocky II, taking riders by the Italian Market, the Delaware River waterfront, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and of course, the Rocky Steps. Proceeds from the ride ($35) will go to the Bicycle Coalition and the Center City Residents’ Association. After the ride, folks will head to Fairmount’s Urban Saloon for drink specials.

6. B+YND Class: Beauty X Edit Summer Skin
When: Thursday, June 22nd at 7 p.m.
Where: Function Coffee Labs, 1001 South 10th Street, Bella Vista.
Looking good isn’t just about what you put on your skin — what you eat can play into that, too. In this cooking class, certified esthetician Emily Watson will show you how to whip up seasonal eats that will get your skin glowing from the inside out, and how to whip up skin-friendly beauty treatments with ingredients from your kitchen.

7. The Color Run
When: Sunday, June 25th at 8 a.m.
Where: Citizens Bank Park, South Philly
The Color Run, which calls itself the “happiest 5K on the planet,” is making its way back to Philly this month. And in what seems to be the theme of 2016 (hey, unicorn lattes), unicorns are a big part of the run — in which participants get doused in a rainbow of paint — this year.

8. Yoga in the Garden at Morris Arboretum
When: Saturdays in June, starting June 3rd
Where: Morris Arboretum, 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill.
Fact: Doing yoga in this arboretum’s garden just may be the most tranquil way to start a Saturday morning. ‘Nough said. (If Saturdays aren’t good for you, they also do yoga in the gardens on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer.)

9. Body Cycle Studio at the Shore
When: Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th
Where: Martin Bloom Community Pavilion, Margate.
Rittenhouse’s Body Cycle Studio will be schlepping their bikes down to the Shore this summer for beachside spin pop-ups. And what better way to start a day at the Shore than by sweating it out in a spin class then jumping into the ocean for a cool-down? Spoiler: There is no better way.

10. Historic Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt
When: Sunday, June 4th at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row, Fairmount.
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned scavenger hunt? This three-hour version, which will take you to six of Fairmount’s historic houses, can be completed in teams of one to five on foot or on bicycle. After scavenging around the park, each participant will get to kick back with a drink (included in registration) at Belmont Plateau’s Parks on Tap. Fun, right?

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