Get Ready to Register for the Philly 10K Race That Ends With Shake Shack and Beer

The Philly 10K is back — with just 5,000 runner bibs available.

Photograph courtesy the Philly 10K.

Yes, it may be literally snowing outside, but in our minds, it’s a hot, glorious day August and we’re eating ice cream. That’s because we’ve got the Philly 10K on the brain, and we’re already planning ahead for this year’s fifth annual run through South Philly and Center City on August 26.

While the race may be months and several drastic seasonal changes away, we’re gearing up for it now because the registration is opening Monday, March 26, at 10 a.m. And because there are only 5,000 bibs available for this race, we know we’re going to have to move fast if we want a spot at the starting line.

Photograph courtesy the Philly 10K.

The registration this year will cost $64, and for that, you’ll get to run 6.2 miles through the heart of Philadelphia and some of its historic ‘hoods, a race shirt, and the chance to partake in the post-race festival. At the celebration, Shake Shack will be slinging their Federal Donuts custard (um, yum), and there will will be chilled PBC beer for all.

If all this has you dead-set on getting a bib this year, we’ve got a little secret for you: While the race registration officially opens on Monday, you can register right NOW if you do it through one of the race’s charity partners. Through these charities — which include the American Cancer Society, Back on My Feet, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Students Run Philly Style — you can commit to raising a certain amount of money for the charity (example: Back on My Feet asks for a minimum of $400 raised) and get a guaranteed bib.

Photograph courtesy the Philly 10K.

So there you have it — and now you know to set your alarm for 10 a.m. on Monday. And if you are one of the lucky ones who nabs a bib, there’s more good news: The race organizers are hosting a kick-off, three-ish-mile training run on March 26 at 6 PM. It’ll end with Philadelphia Brewing Co. beers and Federal Donuts at Bok Bar — and for that alone it’s worth joining. Find the full deets here.

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