Extra Special Guided Runs

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

8 Dates Through Apr 28, 2018

We are excited to announce our lineup of Extra Special Guided Runs for 2018. To register, please click here.

These are 3-6 mile runs exclusively for our 2018 Park Champion Runners who are running Broad Street Run with Fairmount Park Conservancy. These runs are also available to current Fairmount Park Conservancy members. To learn more about membership click here.

Lace up your sneakers and venture off the beaten path! We will share wonderful hidden gems (and sometimes experiences!) in Philly's parks through this series. These runs are FREE for folks who have registered for our 2018 Park Champion Runners, but you must register for each run! Please make sure to check the starting/ending point before registering for dates as these are almost all different. Your printed ticket may have the wrong address on it - so please confirm the start location before you head out!

Saturday, 3/10  9:00 - 11:00AM
Meeting spot: Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
A 3-5 mile run on the Centennial 5k loop and Parkside Avenues (near our Centennial Commons project) followed by a brief tour and tea ceremony of the one and only Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. This is primarily a road run. 

Saturday, 3/24  9:00 - 11:00AM
Meeting spot: Laurel Hill Mansion
A 3-5 mile run of the Boxers' Trail in East Fairmount Park featuring an exclusive opportunity to slide down the Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide at Smith Memorial Playground (normally only for visiting families). The slide is 39' long and 13' wide. After the run, join us on Laurel Hill Mansion's porch for special views of the Schuylkill River. This is a road and trail run. REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 3/31  9:00-10:30AM
Meeting spot: Chamounix Hostel in West Fairmount Park
A 3-5 mile run along Fairmount Park's Trolley Trail to see a beautiful old Trolley Bridge followed by an opportunity to take a look inside Chamounix Hostel and enjoy some refreshments on the porch. This is a trail run. REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 4/7  9:00 - 10:30AM
Meeting spot: Smith Memorial Arch
A 5-6 mile run to check out our Centennial Commons project and parts of the Belmont Plateau trails concluding with a chance to test out the Whispering Bench at the Smith Memorial Arch. This is a road and trail run. REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 4/14  10:30AM - 12:00PM
Meeting spot: FDR Park Boathouse
A 3-5 mile run in FDR Park with some exploration of the nearby Navy Yard (location of the Broad Street finish line). Following the run, enjoy a brief welcome and opportunity to explore the American Swedish Historical Museum right near the boathouse. This is a road run. REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 4/21  9:00 - 10:30AM
Meeting spot: Lloyd Hall
A 5-6 mile run through East Fairmount Park via the Boxers' Trail including a stop over at Sedgley Woods Disc Golf Course to see the ruins of the Cliffs House. Following the run, Kevin will guide you back to Lemon Hill Mansion (across from Lloyd Hall) where an art installation will be on display and open to the public.  This is a road and trail run. REGISTER HERE

Saturday, 4/28 9:00 - 10:30AM
Meeting spot: Cedars House Cafe
A 5-6 mile run to see the beautiful trails of the Wissahickon including a scenic route through Houston Meadow. We will finish up at Cedars House Cafe for refreshments and snacks (pay as you go) as we celebrate our last training run and our final week before the Broad Street Run! This is a trail run. REGISTER HERE

**As a courtesy to other runners please let us know if you can no longer attend a run after you register.**