Run For Fun With City Fit Girls

IMG_6003You, yes YOU, can run! Learn to LOVE running with ‘City Fit Girls Run for Fun’ weekly fun run group through Center City Philadelphia! Starting Wednesday, September 10th, City Fit Girls will kickoff a 3-mile run (or walk/run) starting at the newly renovated Dilworth Park at City Hall. This “no excuses” run group is open to all levels and we hope to see you there!

Purpose: Set a goal and crush it! Running doesn’t have to be hard. Our goal is to help make running enjoyable and fun! Don’t worry about how long it will take or what others will think, we’re here to have a good time. All you have to do is show up.

How To Join: Just show up! September runs are scheduled on the 10th, 17th, and 24th at 6:30PM. [Runs are subject to change depending on weather – please sign up for updates at cityfitgirls.com]

What’s in it for you?: A supportive group to run with, resources and of course snacks and swag from our partners!

Upcoming Running Events: We want to help YOU prepare for upcoming events in the Philadelphia Region! Check out this list of upcoming events. Choose an event to prepare for and hit the ground running!

  • Four Seasons Parkway 5k Run to benefit Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania – September 28th, Register here.
  • The Color Run 5k- October 18th, Register here.
  • AIDS Run Philly 5k – October 19th, Register here.
  • Rothman Institute 8k – November 22nd, Register here.

Is there a run you’d like to see added to this list? Let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am NOT a runner. Can I still join this group? : Yes. ‘City Fit Girls Run for Fun’  is open to everyone. Our only requirement is that you finish. If you’d like to start with a walk/run, we’ll show you how to do that too! No runner will be left behind because of speed.
  2. Is there a fee to join? No. City Fit Girls Run for Fun is NOT an instructed/guided program like our amazing Bootcamp or Club Cardio classes. We’re a free community of women who love running, want to learn more about running, and/or love running with others. To learn more about Bootcamp, Personal Training and Club Cardio, click here.
  3. Is there parking? : Parking in Center City can be tough which is why we chose to meet up at Dilworth Park (City Hall). City Hall is accessible by most forms of public transportation (SEPTA buses, Regional Rail, subway lines, and trolley lines). Click here to find directions via public transportation. If you have to drive, there is limited paid on-street parking and parking garages available in the area.
  4. Is there a place to put my bags?: City Fit Girls will not provide a place for you to check your bags. Since we’ll only be covering 3-4 miles each week, you’ll only need a water bottle and other emergency items (keys and cell phone).

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City Fit Girls FitRetreat [Photo Recap]

Thank you to everyone who participated in City Fit Girls’ 2nd Annual FitRetreat at Impact Hub Philly! Thank you to our presenting sponsor Ryan Crown’s Juice Club, our lunch sponsor sweetgreen and our supporting sponsors 22 Days Nutrition, Nature’s Bakery, Whole Foods & Philly PR Girl! Don’t forget to check out all of the instructors and vendors who participated in this year’s event! 

Photos by Darren Burton. 

[Recap] Philadelphia Runner hosts an amazing inaugural Philly 10k!

imageBy Gina Corrato, City Fit Girls Ambassador

Thanks to Philadelphia Runner and City Fit Girls, I had the great pleasure of being a part of the inaugural 2014 Philly 10K this weekend, the city’s first 6.2 mile running event with its course mapped throughout the heart of Philadelphia.  Everything about the expo, race, and festival shouted “PHILLY”, from Philadelphia Brewing Company unveiling their first Philadelphia Runner’s Ale, a session IPA, to Shake Shack doling out generous size cups of their special edition Liberty Shell custard, a delightful combination of vanilla custard, strawberry puree and lemon ricotta with Termini Bros. Cannoli shell pieces on top.

With the weekend beginning at the pre-race expo, which was held Thursday evening and Friday afternoon at the Italian Market, it could not have gone more smoothly.  It was extremely well-organized to pick up your runner’s bib on one side of the street, which may be one of the most unique bib pick-up locations stationed directly next to the produce stands on the sidewalk at the Italian Market.  We were then directed to the opposite side of the street where we picked up our Philly10K race t-shirt and could also find Philly10K apparel being sold under a big tent, along with Philadelphia Runner’s Ale, tapped for the first time, and some great food options for purchase. Continue reading