Friday, March 6, 2015


Roundup: St. Patrick's Day 2015 races in Philly area

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
March may have started cold and icy, but Philly’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will soon warm you and have your Irish eyes smiling. And it is not all beer drinking and parade watching that is on tap either. Here are some St. Paddy’s Day fun fitness events that are good for the body... Read more

Free Running Summit March 7

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you pumped for warmer weather and longer runs? To help you warm up for spring, 7 local running experts will be presenting at the first-ever Running Summit on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Training Room inside STACK Velocity Sports Performance in Cherry Hill, NJ. “We wanted... Read more

Broad Street Run: A runner’s guide to avoiding road rage

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
The race to the Broad Street Run is picking up pace. In an attempt to channel your inner Steve Prefontaine, you have taken the initial steps necessary to successfully reach the finish line. You awkwardly galloped outside of Philadelphia Runner while Stu the sneaker specialist assessed whether you would... Read more

Change in start time for Broad Street Run

Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:02 PM
Be prepared to set your alarm clock for a little earlier if you are running the Broad Street Run this May. Due to requests from the Philadelphia Police Department and the Stadium Complex Management, the start time of the race has been moved from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Make sure you make note of the... Read more

New date revealed for the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 11:13 AM
The Philadelphia Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon is traditionally held the third week of September. So for those of you concerned about what Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting Families would mean for the race, you can all take a deep breath. The organizers just announced its... Read more

10-week training plan for Broad Street Run

Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
The Broad Street Run lottery results are in! Hopefully you won a spot in this year's run.This will be my first Broad Street Run, and I am excited to be a part of the largest 10 mile running event in America. If this is your first distance run, now is the time to pick up your training. There are only... Read more

Mark your calendars: The Philly 10K returns August 30

Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:58 AM
The inaugural Philly 10K was such a smash hit last September that Philadelphia Runner is bringing it back this year on Sunday, August 30th. According to Ryan Callahan, outreach director for the Philadelphia Runner, great plans are in the works, but nothing to announce just yet except for the date.... Read more

Running clubs vie for the Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Philly pride is alive in our city, especially in its running community whose roots are deep and rich. To help celebrate Philadelphia’s runners, Anthony LoCicero III and Johanna Goode have founded what they are describing as a cross country meet for adults: The Philadelphia Mayor's Cup. The winning... Read more

Bring spring in with inaugural Philly Flower Show 5K

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
The Philadelphia Flower Show at the beginning of March has always been one of the first signs of spring with all the beautiful arrays of flowers to get us in the mood for the brightly colored and sweetly-smelling warmer days ahead. This year the PHS wants to get our running community in on their ode... Read more

What are Philly’s best Summer and Fall races?

Friday, February 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Philadelphia has a thriving running community that loves to support one another and celebrate its city. That's why the ODDyssey Half Marathon and Mamma Chia are teaming up to search for Philly’s best Summer and Fall races. As part of the ODDyssey Half Marathon’s Philadelphia Spring Running... 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.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
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
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
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
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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