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10 Races Every Philadelphia Area Runner Should Do


Planning on doing a race(s) this winter or spring but unsure which one(s) to do? Here’s our list of the 10 best winter/spring races in the Philadelphia area listed by date.

Feel the Love 5k, Philadelphia, PA (2/8)

Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k, Haddonfield, NJ (3/8 or 3/15)

Butterfly Run, Malvern, PA (??)

Run for Clean Air 5k, Philadelphia, PA (4/19)

Broad Street 10 Miler, Philadelphia, PA (5/4)

Kennett Run 5k & 10k (5/17)

Gary Papa 5k, Philadelphia, PA (6/15)

Media 5 Miler, Media, PA (6/20)

Tex Mex 5k, North Wales, PA (6/25)

Tolsdorf Oil Lube Express Mile, West Chester, PA (??)

Best Out-of-Town Races:

St Patrick’s Day 5k, Baltimore, MD (3/16)

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, Washington, DC (4/6)

Rockville Twilight 8k, Rockville, MD (July ??)

Others: Chilly Cheeks 7 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA (1/26), Run for Kate 5k, Princeton, NJ (4/26)

Best in Category:

Party Race: Tex Mex 5k, Rockville Twilight 8k, St Patrick’s Day 5k

Run a Super Fast Time: St Patrick’s Day 5k, Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k, Broad Street 10 Miler

Biggest Cash Purse: Kennett Run 5k & 10k, Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k

Evening Race: Tex Mex 5k, Rockville Twilight 8k

Races To Be Seen: Broad Street 10 Miler, St Patrick’s Day 5k, Tolsdorf Oil Lube Express Mile

Best Neighborhood Race: Run for Kate 5k, Butterfly Run 5k

Hardest Course: Media 5 Miler, Kennett Square 10k

Trail Race: Chilly Cheeks, Ugly Mudder

Run on a Track: John Hay Distance Classic

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