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Rocky 50K

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A Ton of Philadelphians Are Dressing Up Like Rocky Balboa and Running 30+ Miles This Weekend

There are two types of people in this world (I know, I know, but hear me out on this one): those who think marathoners are absolutely bonkers and […]

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Lovers of VERY Long Runs, Rejoice! Rocky 50K 2017 Run Date Announced

If you’ve pounded the pavement in the Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run in the past — for the uninitiated, that’s a 31-mile fun run that takes […]

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The (Free!) Rocky 50K Run Is This Weekend — Here’s Everything You Need to Know

You’ve probably seen ‘em before: Runners decked out like Rocky Balboa in grey sweatsuits and red headbands, running through Philly’s streets in the (often freezing) […]

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Run the Streets of South Philly Dressed Like Rocky Next Week

Listen up, Rocky lovers: Charge Performance and Wellness, the new Bella Vista gym we told you guys about a little while back, has hit the ground running (quite […]

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Mark Your Calendars: Date for Rocky 50K Run Announced!

If you love running really long distances (for free!), grab a pen and your calendar: The date for the fourth annual Rocky 50K Fat Ass […]

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14 Great Instagram Photos from This Year’s Rocky 50K

What did you do with your Saturday? Whatever it was, it probably was not as badass as the runners who joined in on the third […]

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Baby Named Rocky (After the Rocky 50K) Will Be At This Year’s Rocky 50K Finish

So, remember that baby who was named Rocky, not so much after Rocky the character, but after the Rocky 50K run? I’m not making this up, […]

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Hey, Runners: Location Announced for Devil Takes the Hindmost Free Fun Run

Calling all runners, the location for the Devil Takes the Hindmost fun run — being put on by Rebecca Barber (formerly Schaefer) of the Rocky 50K and […]

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Rocky 50K Founder to Debut Awesome New Fun Run This Summer

You’re going to want to clear your schedule for the date of June 27th: Rebecca Schaefer, founder of the beloved Rocky 50K, and her friend […]

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Date Announced for 2015 Rocky 50K

Because the best news always comes via Twitter, right …?

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#MotivationMonday: 10 Awesome Photos from the 2014 Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run

At 7 a.m. this past Saturday morning, while you were cozied up under the covers enjoying luxuries like sleep and heat, a super-inspirational (and maybe a […]

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5 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Rocky 50K, Ice Skating, Arm Balances Workshop and More

Scrambling for weekend plans? We have you covered. Here are five ways to get your fit on this weekend in Philly.

Rocky runners get ready in South Philly
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MGM Lawsuit Threat to Force Rocky 50K to Change Its Name

How long does a grass-roots DIY run last before it gets co-opted by The Man? Based on recent evidence, about a year. Last year, I […]

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Woman Pregnant at Last Year’s Rocky 50K Names Baby Boy Rocky

People, squee with me. Last week, local runner Rebecca Schaefer, who organized the inaugural Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run last year, forwarded me the following last […]

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Philly’s 10 Big Winners of 2013

My editor asked me to write this article as a companion piece to Victor Fiorillo’s Biggest Losers of 2013 article, and I must admit I’m […]