Sunday, February 1, 2015

Broad Street Run

Broad Street Run registration opens Feb. 1

Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Snow and ice got you down? Here is something to cheer you up: Registration for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run lottery opens Sunday, February 1 and will close on Friday, February 13 at 11:59 p.m. Yes, May is not that far away with its warmer days and sunny skies. Remember that the Broad Street... Read more

Broad Street Run 2015 lottery opens Feb. 1

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:49 PM
While you are in the marathon frame of mind this weekend, make sure you set yourself a reminder that the lottery for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run opens Sunday, February 1 and closes Friday, February 13. Don’t worry about what time during this window that you register. The last person... Read more

The Broad Street Run is more than just a race

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:28 AM
At 8 a.m. on Sunday, we were bunched in the Pink Corral — the final passel of the 40,000 Broad Street Run runners, alternately wiggling around to keep warm and loosen our muscles as we all stood there waiting for our turn to head downhill. A few feet ahead of me was the Stay Puff Marshmallow... Read more

Runner proposes to girlfriend at Broad Street Run finish line

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1:49 PM
Kaitlyn Foley got more than a medal at the finish line of the 35th annual Broad Street Run this Sunday! Foley and boyfriend James Bowman lined up at the start of the race together — but it was more than just friendly competition that pushed Bowman to beat his girlfriend to the finish line. Shortly... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: Last-minute announcements

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 5:00 AM
Throughout the day, we’ll be bringing you any last-minute announcements pertaining to Sunday’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Corral Times: Upon arriving at the start line, you’ll want to start from the corral that corresponds to your anticipated finishing time. They are as follows: Corral... Read more

Runner picks up his bib at the Broad Street Expo

Friday, May 2, 2014, 4:41 PM
The move to the Convention Center turned out to be a hit. The AlterG Antigravity Treadmill swept me off my feet as I traveled through time and space. Physical therapist John Feeley had locked me in and I was floating, wearing what looked a cross between a rubber suit and a tutu. We started at 100... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: Stroke survivor believes in a way back

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
This time two years ago, Dr. Tom Leonard should have been prepping for his 10th Broad Street Run. That was his plan, anyway. The year before, he had completed the race in just 78 minutes, his best time to date. His love of running was well known throughout his neighborhood of Collingswood—he... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: A big (weight) loss, but a greater gain

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a collection of individuals from all walks of life—competitive athletes, hobbyists, or just people trying to cross off an item on a bucket list. At Sports Doc, we’re lucky enough to be able to profile just a few of them each year, with the hope that their... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: Clearing the mental hurdles

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
Dr. Daniel Leichter is a clinical psychologist for MossRehab at Doylestown Hospital and the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. He is also an avid long-distance runner. Today, he shares some of his personal tips for mental preparation before a big race. Physically ready for the Blue Cross Broad Street... Read more

Broad Street Run training: Am I ready?

Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:15 AM
Broad Street is a scant few days away and there is a collective angst that no one is ready. The cold and icy winter roads stymied everyone’s training. Fortunately, last weekend's 5K Run for Clean Air made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. If you are 60 or older, you get to sign up for... Read more
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Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
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