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Lemon Run: Making strides against childhood cancer

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Every day, approximately 250 kids around the world die from cancer, accounting for 91,250 losing their lives to the disease every year. The hope for a cure never dies though. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, started by a young cancer patient, Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) with... Read more

A newbie's guide to the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
On Sunday morning, I joined 3,000 runners on the Ben Franklin Bridge for the annual Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K. The run benefits the Larc School, a special education school serving students with moderate to severe disabilities at no cost to families. The course began on the New Jersey side of... Read more

Road closures and parking considerations for Run the Bridge

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:09 PM
This Sunday, November 2, runners will be converging on the Ben Franklin Bridge for the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K and 2-mile walk. Registration opens at 6:15 a.m. with the 10K and 2-mile walk starting at 8:30 a.m. The Kids’ Event will begin at Campbell’s Field in Camden at 8:45... Read more

Hall of Famer Bernie Parent lacing up for Flyers Halloween 5K

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
For Philadelphia Flyers NHL Hall of Fame Goalie Bernie Parent, giving back to others is a big part of his life. As a motivational and inspirational speaker, he tries to bring attention to important issues. Through his partnership with the ALS Hope Foundation, he is especially focused on raising awareness... Read more

Challenge your strength and endurance at Optimal Games

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you love fitness, but are a little run out from all the 5ks and other races this time of year, Optimal Sport Health Clubs and Performance Coach Erik Strassman are offering a unique competition that combines weight lifting and distance running. This Saturday, October 25, the 3rd Annual Optimal Games... Read more

Bone-chilling fun at Run4UrLife in West Laurel Hill Cemetery

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Get your adrenaline rushing not only with a good run, but with the thrill of a good scare this Halloween. On Thursday, October 30, the eve of Halloween, at the historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, all area runners are invited to run for their lives on a 3k course through the cemetery... Read more

Record-breaking morning for Deena Kastor at 2014 Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:03 PM
Over 23,000 competitors left the starting gate at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Philadelphia this morning. At the end, however, there was little question that the day belonged to one woman. Deena Kastor set the World Record in the Women’s Masters division for the half-marathon... Read more

Bedan Karoki wins 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 9:17 AM
PHILADELPHIA - On a cool Sunday morning in Philadelphia, 23,000 runners took to the streets as part of the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Bedan Karoki of Kenya won the 13.1 mile race with an unofficial time of 59:22. Averaging a 4:32 minute per mile pace, Karoki beat out fellow Kenyans Cybrian... Read more

When should you skip the workout buddy?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
My company, Total Performance Physical Therapy offers group training programs for various distance runs, yet I am constantly called to the table because the first thing I tell people to do when they are injured is to stop running with a group, stop running with a partner, and just run by yourself.... Read more

Get movin’ with Run to Work Day Philly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
On your mark. Get set. Go. Jumpstart your day by running to work on Friday, September 19. Running is already a favorite form of exercise here in the Philadelphia area. People are pulling on their running shoes before work, after, even at lunch time, but what about on the way to work? It is amazing... 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
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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