Sunday, December 21, 2014


The Philly 0.0: Instant Gratification Run

Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Who says you have to work up a sweat to enjoy a post race party? Definitely not the founders of New Era Events who are hosting the first ever Instant Gratification Run, the shortest running course probably in the history of running. (Should they be calling the Guinness Book of World Records?) At this... Read more

Ring in the holidays with Philadelphia Runner

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
The weather outside while maybe not frightful just yet is starting to feel like winter, but that won’t keep diehard runners off the road. Philadelphia Runner wants to celebrate the holidays with you, doing what you love –running, of course. They are holding their Rudolph Run on Saturday... Read more

Run for charity at Havertown’s Reindeer Romp

Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
This Sunday, December 14 at 3p.m., Havertown’s streets will be alive with the sounds of holiday spirit as the 17th annual Reindeer Romp kicks off. This special 5k Fun Run/Walk was started 17 years ago by the Lake family to honor their son Brandon who died from leukemia at the age of 3. All the... Read more

Global adventurer Rosie runs across America

Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:17 AM
When you first meet United Kingdom’s Rosie Swale Pope, referred to by most people as just Rosie, you can’t help getting caught up in her enthusiasm and her love of life. She is on a mission to raise cancer awareness and to inspire people to live life to the fullest and to never give up... Read more

Get festive South Philly-style with Holiday Lights Run

Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
What would the holiday season be without colorful, sparkling lights illuminating the night sky? If going to see holiday lights is on your to do list this December and you love to run, then join the South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners for their Holiday Lights Run on Thursday, December 11... Read more

Exercise control: A worrier’s guide to anxiety, stress relief

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Is controlling your anxiety starting to get on your nerves? Not to worry, I have remedy that requires no prescriptions or visits to your doctor: exercise. I am a self-diagnosed germaphobe with a history of hypochondria. There was a time when anxiety had me on the VIP list at the college infirmary... Read more

Philly Girls in Motion offers the gift of movement

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
As a swimmer, runner and triathlete, Beth Devine has always been an avid sportswoman, but she also loves working with children. When first out of school she spent time running children’s programs like Future Stars Basketball, Field Hockey and Day Camps, but then decided to enter the business... Read more

Fit to run or run to be fit?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
All too often, when my patients enter my office with a running-related injury, on day one their first question is "how soon can I get back to running?" While this may seem like a reasonable question, there are many factors that influence a safe return to running. Depending on the severity of the pain/injury... Read more

Rocky 50K: Run in Rocky’s footsteps

Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
Yo, Adrian! Calling all youse Rocky Balboa fans. Time to lace up those sneakers and don those grey sweatpants and red headbands and hit the same Philly streets that Balboa did in Rocky II. Inspired by an article in Philadelphia Magazine, which outlined the 31-mile training route that Rocky took in... Read more

Philly Runner giving back with Black Friday Sales

Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
Each year, the holiday season seems to be more and more commercial with the focus on bargains, deals and discounts. In an effort to drive more sales, many malls and stores are now even opening up on Thanksgiving Day, a day meant to be spent with family and friends. Luckily not everyone is only concerned... Read more
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Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
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
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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