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Eat. Train. Run. The Cedars House is a cafe, running hub, and personal training center at the start of Forbidden Drive in Philadelphia's beautiful Fairmount Park.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Yoga for Kids! class starts July 10th!

Yoga for Kids! (ages 6-12) with Fitness Coach Page Gilmore!
Saturdays 9:15-10
4 weeks
Class begins on July 10th

the class will be held outdoors whenever possible

call 215-285-5431 or e-mail with questions and to register
Spaces are limited!  Register today!

the Cedars House
eat. train. run

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Running Basics! Starts Soon! Sign Up Today!

Running Basics with Coach Larkin 8 weeks
This class will introduce key workouts that can make you a better runner--workouts include Yasso Intervals, Tempo Runs, Hills, Fartleks, Progression Runs, and Track Sessions. Improve your knowledge and performance with this introductory course.

This is a terrific class for the runner who wants to improve performance!  The class begins on Saturday, June 12th at 9 am.  The class fee includes registration to the "Opening Day 5K!"  
E-mail or call 215-285-5431 for registration information. 

the Cedars House
eat. train. run

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Couch to 5K: Beginner Running Class! starts May 20th!

Couch to 5K: Beginner Running Class! with Coach Lopata

Tired of talking about running and not actually doing it? We will start with some basic walking and running intervals and train you to finish your first 5K! Only requirements: running sneakers and motivation!  

Thursdays @ 7pm
starts May 20th
6 weeks
class includes registration for Opening Day 5K on June 25th at 7 pm

e-mail or call 215-285-5431 to register!

Free Outdoor Yoga Class- Memorial Day Weekend!

The Cedars House and Vitality Studio 
are joining forces to offer a free yoga class on
Sunday, May 30th
10 am
at the Cedars House meadow
Forbidden Drive at Northwestern Avenue

e-mail or call 215-285-5431 with questions!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Opening Day 5K!!

Register on-line today for the Opening Day 5K!
Friday, June 25th
7 pm
click here to register:

or go to: and scroll down race list. Races are listed in date order.

Come and help us celebrate the restoration and grand opening of the Cedars House!! Run (walk, skip, hike) your 1st (or your 100th) 5K, and then stay, relax and enjoy Cedars House treats! All skills and abilities are welcome. 

Post party and bonfire continues across the street following the race!

this is a USATF sanctioned event
with ChronoTrack Timing by Lin-Mark Sports!

A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to support the Friends of the Wissahickon, a wonderful organization whose mission is to preserve the natural beauty and wildness of the Wissahickon Valley. The Friends of the Wissahickon is the oldest and largest of the nonprofit, volunteer groups active in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system. For over eighty-five years they have been stewards of Wissahickon Valley Park, the beautiful northern stretch of Fairmount Park. Members maintain and preserve trails and historic structures, care for native plant and animal species, and protect the watershed. For more information, go to