PLEASE NOTE THE AUGUST 12th DATE FOR THIS GUIDED RUN HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Discover the Boxers' Trail in East Fairmount Park with the Fairmount Park Conservancy. These runs begin at 9:00 AM and depart from Mount Pleasant Mansion.
Trail runs are FREE for Fairmount Park Conservancy members and a $10 donation for non-members. To become a member of the Fairmount Park Conservancy (memberships start at $35) click here.
We hope you'll be inspired to join us in September for the Boxers' Trail 5k which benefits the trail and improvements in East Fairmount Park.
WHAT TO EXPECT: We will complete a trail run on the Boxers' Trail in East Fairmount Park where boxing legend Joe Frazier and many others trained. You will get to see a glimpse of the future pedestrian crosswalk that will connect Mander Playground to the Schuylkill River via a pedestrian crossing to Kelly Drive at Randolph Creek. The run will be about 3.25 miles. We'll pause at a few points to make sure the group remains intact. The runs will be lead by either John Goldthorp of Fix Your Run or Alon Abramson of the West Philly Runners.
WHAT TO WEAR: Wear typical running clothes and be prepared to get a little muddy. Trail running shoes are advised, but not required. You may appreciate the extra traction.
WHAT TO BRING: We ask that you bring your own water bottle and water! If you carpool – you can store it in someone’s car during the run.
GETTING THERE: The run departs from Mount Pleasant Mansion in East Fairmount Park. Accessible via SEPTA bus 3 and 32 (you'll need to walk to get there). Visit SEPTA for more info. Car parking available. Bike parking also available.
Love the Boxers' Trail? Make sure to sign up for the Boxers' Trail 5k on September 10, 2016! Proceeds support trail maintenence and programming in East Fairmount Park.
About the Fairmount Park Conservancy
Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. Our mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts that preserve and improve the parks and recreation system in order to enhance the quality of life and stimulate economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. We fulfill our mission by leading capital projects and historic preservation efforts, fostering neighborhood park stewardship, attracting and leveraging resources for the parks, and developing innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. The Fairmount Park system is one of the largest urban park systems in the world and includes some of the region’s most famous attractions. For more information, please visit myphillypark.org, join us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.