A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 06, 2015
Runsploring (running + exploring); Runsplorer

"Runsploring” (running + exploring) allows a person to both run and explore, with stops made at interesting locations. A “runsploring” group began in San Francisco on June 13, 2011. “Runsploring” was cited on Twitter on September 18, 2011 and “runsplorers” was cited on Twitter on January 7, 2012.

Other runnsploring groups started in Seoul, Korea (2012); in College Station and Bryan, Texas (2014) and in Austin, Texas (2015).

San Francisco, CA
Founded Jun 13, 2011
Love to run?  Love to explore?  Runsploring is the ultimate combination.  This group is aimed at staying active, having fun, being social, and exploring the hidden gems of San Francisco.  Although we like to get a workout, Runsploring is a laid back activity and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

As a Runsplorer, we pick a starting location and route.  Then we run at a comfortable pace and stop if we come across an amazing view, landmark, or anything else that sparks our interest.  The ultimate goal is to have fun while staying in shape.

Mitch Blevins
@bhudgeons No.  Early bed and runsploring before breakfast.
10:03 PM - 18 Sep 2011

I joined Runsploring on Meetup. You should too! http://meetu.ps/4R1S2
12:12 AM - 7 Oct 2011

Zach Miller
Had a great Runventure & mimosas on Treasure Island with some awesome runsplorers!
4:05 PM - 7 Jan 2012

Runventure at Crissy Fields, by the GG Bridge and the through the Presidio today! Should be epic! #runsploring
4:15 PM - 25 Mar 2012

Runsploring Seoul
Seoul, Korea (South)
Founded Aug 28, 2012

Runsploring College Station and Bryan
College Station, TX
Founded Sep 16, 2014

Runsploring Austin
Austin, TX
Founded Feb 2, 2015

Korea Joongang Daily
Aug 07,2015
Adventures in Korea in gym shorts
BY KIM BONG-MOON, CLAIRE PARK [kim.bongmoon@joongang.co.kr]
Keeping with the portmanteau, they call themselves “Runsplorers.” Runsploring, which began in San Francisco in 2011, is a combination of running and exploring, in which participants pick a starting point and route and run at a comfortable pace and see new parts of the city. Participants stop if they come across an amazing view, landmark or something else that sparks their interest.

Inspired by the original California group, Runsploring Seoul started in September 2012 and has had several organizers.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Thursday, August 06, 2015 • Permalink