It’s so much easier to get motivated about doing anything fitness related when you have a friend by your side. We all have those days when you just don’t want to workout but your bud is counting on you, so off you go. You love-hate this person, but mostly love because you feel and look 💯. If you want to get into running or have a reason to wake up super early, we’ve listed some* Philadelphia-based groups that can be your friendly motivator!
City Fit Girls
City Fit Girls was created to connect women with health & fitness resources and inspiration to live healthy lifestyles at home, school and in the workplace.
Be Well Philly Underground
Every month, Be Well Philly hosts top secret boot camps, spin classes, shopping parties, happy hours and more just for the Be Well Philly community. These are fun, insider-only events you won’t find anywhere else—but you have to be a Be Well Philly Underground member to get access.
Run 215 is all about community, and advancing the positive culture of running in Philadelphia. P.S. They’re super active on Facebook. Even if you don’t participate in their group runs, they’re a great online motivator.
November Project PHL
Get fit for & build community for FREE at early morning workouts. 6:25 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Art Museum Steps and Fridays – Destination.
TEAM PHILLY Race Training
TEAM PHILLY Race Training was created to support the Philadelphia area’s beginner to intermediate runners in their aspirations of improving their running and living healthier lives.
West Philly Runners
Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, we meet at 45th and Locust (in front of Abyssinia) for a group run. We run a new set of 2, 4 and 6 mile routes each week. All three distances start together and end at the same place.
Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) Run Club
The YIP Running Club is a monthly running club that meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Philadelphia Runner at 6:30PM.
Now that you’ve caught the fitness bug, check out some upcoming local races!
You can always find more Philadelphia races on runtheday.com.
The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon | Sunday, March 26, 2017
Your love of running combined with all the great sights and sounds you love about Philadelphia. Join thousands from- around the nation for an unforgettable weekend to kickoff the Spring in the City of Brotherly LOVE.
Seventh Annual Phillies Charities 5K | Saturday, April 1, 2017
Start at Citizens Bank Park and after crossing the finish line, participants will be able to enjoy a cool down lap around the warning track on the field (weather permitting).
38th Blue Cross Broad Street Run | Sunday, May 7, 2016
10-mile, point-to-point course (named one of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country by Runner’s World) starts at Broad St. and Somerville Ave. The course is a pleasing run past the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street. The race finishes inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of Broad Street in South Philadelphia.
Looking to get out of your school’s gym and explore the city while working out? See these lists for places to train outdoors:
- Campus Philly: Our Guide to Taking a Stroll Outside
- Philadelphia Magazine: Broad Street Run Training: Philly’s Best Places to Do Long Runs
- Be Well Philly: The Best Running Trails in Philadelphia and Beyond