If I only knew how cool it is to run past Temple University during the Broad Street Run while I was going there…Don’t be regretful me, reach for the stars and that cup of water at mile 8! Below we’ve rounded up some upcoming races and (FREE) outdoor spots to get your training miles in:
Let’s start with Be Well Philly’s Warm Up: 6 Winter Runs It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up For
Sixth Annual Phillies Charities 5K | Saturday, March 26, 2016
Start at Citizens Bank Park and after crossing the finish line, participants will be able to enjoy a cool down lap around the warning track on the field (weather permitting).
The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon | Sunday, April 10, 2016
Your love of running combined with all the great sights and sounds you love about Philadelphia. Join thousands from- around the nation for an unforgettable weekend to kickoff the Spring in the City of Brotherly LOVE.
Cherry Blossom 10K | Saturday, April 16, 2016
Celebrate the return of spring with a run (or walk) beneath the cherry blossoms. Our 10K and 5K courses wind their way through the historic Centennial District of Fairmount Park. Enjoy great views of Memorial Hall and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden as well as the beautiful blossoms along the Schuylkill River.
37th Blue Cross Broad Street Run | Sunday, May 1, 2016
10-mile, point-to-point course (named one of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country by Runner’s World) starts at Broad St. and Somerville Ave. The course is a pleasing run past the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street. The race finishes inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of Broad Street in South Philadelphia.
Looking to get out of your school’s gym and explore the city while working out?!
See these lists for places to train outdoors:
- Philadelphia Magazine: Broad Street Run Training: Philly’s Best Places to Do Long Runs
- Be Well Philly: The Best Running Trails in Philadelphia and Beyond