This Local Running Group is Challenging You to Run Every Single Day This Month

#RunStreakPHL is live in Philly starting tomorrow.

The last few weeks have sprinkled in a few nice days among ALL. THE. RAIN. and on those days, you see what seems like all of Philadelphia on the trails. Well folks, get ready to see a TON more people pounding the pavement all over the city because, it’s that time of year again — time for Run215‘s annual month-long running challenge dubbed #RunStreak PHL, which aims to get people running at least one mile every day of March (well, it’s usually February).

So the challenge — which, by the way is totally free to join (yay for free fitness!) —asks all participants to run or walk at least one mile for 31 days straight. You’ve got to get moving — rain or shine, no matter your mood — Every. Single. Day. To keep you accountable, you’ll drop your name into this Google Spreadsheet where you’ll log your daily miles next to all the other people participating in the challenge.

Oh, and for the procrastinators out there, you don’t have to log your miles every day, on that day (like in the previous years). Rather, you just have to have them all plugged in to the spreadsheet by March 31 to be eligible for prizes. It is still required, however, that you document your runs with a daily sweaty selfie, mileage pic, or pace log posted to Instagram and Facebook with the hashtags #RunStreakPHL, #Run215 and #MyPhillyRun because, well, social media rules the world.

This year, the goal for the challenge is for all of the miles logged in the spreadsheet to reach 50,000 miles, which is a tall order — last year the group collectively ran only 36,391.31 miles. But hey, we have three more days this year.

Throughout the month, keep your eyes peeled for announcements on Run215’s blog and social media accounts for challenges and “other general ridiculousness” to keep things interesting along the way. (Think: “art” on your run tracking apps). Just like in year’s past, there will be a humdinger of a party at the end of the month to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments — big and small — along the way. And yes, there will be certificate awards for all finishers as well as some other prizes in the way of gift certificates to Philadelphia Runner and Lululemon, running shoes, and more.

It’s goes without saying  — well actually, I guess not because I’m saying it — that this challenge comes in perfect time to kick off your Broad Street Run training. Alternatively, it could serve as a way to pull yourself out of the inevitable exercise hiatus from winter hibernation. Happy running!

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