Wissahickon Valley park is the crown jewel of the Philadelphia park system. It is over 2000 acres is size and features more than 50 miles of trails. The park combines natural beauty and history, with many historic buildings and bridges located within the park. Philadelphia trail runners have embraced the park for many years for their training runs, due to its natural beauty and extensive trail network, but there hasn't been a long distance trail race in recent memory. Let's celebrate Philadelphia trails by running the Philadelphia Trail (Half)Marathon at the Wissahickon Valley Park. Over 600 runners have registered for the race in 2020, and we expect more than 800 runners in 2021. We are looking forward seeing you at the starting line in 2021.
13.1 Miles 26.2 Miles
There will be no expo. Bibs and swag pickup on raceday only. Starts at 6:30AM at the Start/Finish
13.1: $65 till 8/31/2021 ($69 after) 26.2: $69 till 8/31/2021 ($75 after)
Refunds will be processed up to 30 days prior to raceday. No refunds after. Please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: UES c/o PhillytrailRF 2137 Old Lancaster Pike Reinholds, PA 17569
Every finisher will receive an awesome Philadelphia themed finisher medal. Top 3 overall and Top 5 age group 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & Top 3 60 plus
Every runner has to be finished by 5pm. This makes the 13.1 super hiker friendly, and one should be able to hike the marathon within the 9 hour time limit as well.
Aid station are spaced between 3 and 4 miles apart.
Trail runners usually carry a bottle to keep hydrated between aid stations. Gatorade and water will be available at all the aid stations. There will be the usual trail fare and carbs to keep you fueled at the race (bring your own gels, if you rely on them).
Self reporting for 2020 virtual event. We will post link shortly.
Post Race Party
Award Ceremony for the 13.1 starts at 12:00PM (1PM for the 26.2) Live music and great post race food (tbd).
The 13.1 course will be 90% plus single track trail at the Wissahickon. The exact layout is posted on our website. Many rolling hills and some technical sections with rocks and roots. Need to be a bit gritty to get this done :-).