5 Ways to Celebrate Global Running Day in Philly (Free Rita’s Water Ice Included!)

We've got you covered with where to find group runs for Global Running Day this Wednesday.

Listen up, Philly runners: Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 7th. Yep: That’s tomorrow! Here’s the lowdown on how to celebrate in Philly. Spoiler: Free water ice is involved.

Regardless of whether or not you get in on one of these group runs or just fit a solo run into your day, iRunTheHill’s Schuyler Nunn tells us RUN215 and iRunTheHill are asking you to don blue to bring the whole community of Philadelphia runners together. And if you post a pic of your run, be sure to hashtag #phillyrunstrong.

Cigna BoMF Treadmill Challenge
When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse.
10 treadmills will be set up all day for runners to grind out the miles and raise money for Back on My Feet Philadelphia. There are still spots available to gather a last-minute team and run for this great local cause. You can register your team online here and pledge to raise $2,000. (You can do it!)

HgAthletics Community Run
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Honeygrow’s HgAthletics is teaming up with Runner’s World’s Suzanne Allaire and Run215’s Jon Lyons to bring you a three-mile run that will conveniently finish up at Honeygrow’s new 11th Street location. After the run, enjoy 20 percent off a salad or stir fry. Sweet, right?

iRunTheHill Morning Run
When: 6 a.m.
Where: Valley Green Inn on Valley Green Road, Wissahickon.
Meet at the Valley Green Inn for an out-and-back all-levels run hosted by Chestnut Hill running group iRunTheHill. After the run, folks will hang out for some (much-needed) morning coffee.

iRunTheHill bRUNch
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Balance Chestnut Hill, 12 West Willow Grove Avenue, Chestnut Hill.
Brunch and run combo? Yes, please. Here’s another all-levels run brought to you by iRunTheHill. After the three-mile run, stretch it out and nom on some healthy bites from Green Soul.

Run to Rita’s 
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Runner, 3621 Walnut Street.
The lovely humans at Philadelphia Runner are celebrating Global Running Day with a group run complete with — wait for it — complimentary Rita’s water ice at the 22nd and South Street location. That’s right, after the three-mile run, kicking off at Philadelphia Runner’s University City location, they’ll be footing the bill for your post-run Rita’s treat. Plus, Philadelphia Runner will be raffling off a variety of prizes.

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