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Broad Street Run: Full security details

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:44 PM
In light of the tragic events in Boston on April 15, it made sense that added security measures would be in place for this weekend’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run. This afternoon, we learned what some of those measures will entail. First, no bags, backpacks or coolers will be permitted in the... Read more

The mental side of running Broad Street

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:29 AM
Whether the race is a sprint, middle distance or a marathon, running is a very mental sport. The sport is mentally challenging because of the confidence, composure, concentration, and often times pushing through physical pain that it requires. The Broad Street Run is challenging in another way because... Read more

Road to the Broad Street Run paved with funny twists

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:25 PM
Cue the Seinfeld theme. There are times when you really have to wonder about fate, about certain little things you do that, in retrospect, actually come together for a reason. And it makes you wonder. On Tuesday night, my wife Amy and I had a date at Citizens Bank Park. Our son Jack was on a field... Read more

Why do you run Broad Street? Amber's inspiring story

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:30 AM
In the summer of 2010, Amber Rosenberry, then 30, was walking through her Philadelphia neighborhood when she tripped over a crack and fell into the street, just as a delivery truck was driving by. The rear wheels crushed her right arm. After repeated surgeries, it was encased for months in a metal... Read more

Fairmount Running Club combines fitness and fun

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:46 AM
The Fairmount Running Club formed in 2003 for the purposes of safety, fitness, and mutual motivation. The club started with only a handful of people and today has grown to 600 members and participants of all abilities and levels. Last year, the Fairmount Running Club was voted the #1 Running Club in... Read more

Running from injury at Broad Street

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:24 AM
After spending hours at the computer, you won yourself a Broad Street Bib. The big day is right around the corner. But how can you escape injury at the 34th annual race? As a physical therapist at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Riverfront Outpatient Center, the three most common running injuries... Read more

Broad Street runner joins Philly groups in solidarity run for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013, 3:41 PM
I walked out of the front door of 801 Market Street, as usual, between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday night. You need to post your palm print to get out, but graphics artist Mike Placentra was in the doorway, like a sergeant at arms. As I stepped outside into the street that changes faces every hour every... Read more

Broad Street Run: 'Red Sox' for Boston

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 10:33 AM
All week long, Major League Baseball teams around the country have been honoring the Boston Marathon bombing victims and the city itself. One way they’ve done so is by playing ‘Sweet Caroline’, a Neil Diamond hit that became an unofficial Boston Red Sox anthem during the 7th-inning... Read more

Philadelphia Running Clubs: West Philly Runners

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 5:50 AM
The West Philly Runners were founded in November, 2010 to bring together the community of runners in West Philadelphia and to explore the city. The club began with two friends who enjoyed running, the club has since grown to more than 25 weekly runners. The group credit their inspiration to David... Read more

Running Club Profiles: Philadelphia Frontrunners

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:55 AM
The Philadelphia Frontrunners is the local representative of an affiliation of LGBT running and walking clubs that have organized in cities around the world. The club specifically caters to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their friends. The first club began in San Francisco in 1974 and was inspired... Read more
About this blog

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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
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, Pa.
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
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