Training on Trails

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

21 Dates Through Apr 20, 2023

Training for Broad Street? Just want to get to know Fairmount Park's trails a bit better?

Break out from your running routine, meet fellow runners, and discover the lesser-known trails of East and West Fairmount Park on Thursdays at 5:30pm. 

Led by Kevin Roche, an avid runner from the Conservancy staff, "Training on Trails" group runs will be 4-7 miles in length and run at an approximately 10-11 minute mile pace. Runners with a different pace are also welcome. The group will stop at various points along the trail to talk about the park and it's history and to allow all runners to catch up. 

Thinking of running the Broad Street Run on Sunday April 30? Join Fairmount Park Conservancy's Team of Park Champions!

This event is FREE for all registered members of FPC's Broad Street Team (use discount code sent to you at checkout). All others are welcome to join. Tickets are "Pay what you can" - $5, $10, $15, or $20

[ Not sure what to pay? Please refer to this Sliding Scale Pricing FAQ for additional info. ]

SCHEDULE: All meet on Thursdays at 5:30 pm:

- 3/9: departing from Lloyd Hall to explore part of Boxer's Trail & Lemon Hill Trail. About 4 miles

- 3/23: departing from Lloyd Hall to upper East Park to explore the entire Boxers' Trail. About 5 miles

- 4/6: departing from Chamounix Hostel to explore most of the Trolley Trail. About 6 miles 

- 4/20: departing from Lloyd Hall to explore West Park's Centennial District and part of the Crossbow Trail & Lemon Hill Trail. About 7 miles (2 HOUR RUN - returning to Lloyd Hall around 7:30 pm) 

COOL DOWN with DRINKS! Every run (except 4/6) will end with a "Trail Hoppers Happy Hour" at Cosmic Cafe's Ciderhouse bar at Lloyd Hall. Enjoy the sunset on the Schuylkill and socialize with your fellow runners!