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"Philadelphia Trail Marathon"

Celebrating Philadelphia Trail running community.

Marathon and Half Marathon

Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia, PA

April 23rd 2023 (tentative)
 




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Wissahickon Valley park is the crown jewel of the Philadelphia park system. It is over 2000 acres in 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 the past 2 years,and we are expecting a large field for the return to Wissahickon Valley. We are looking forward seeing you at the starting line in 2023.

Distances:

13.1 Miles
26.2 Miles

Bib Pickup:

Starts at 6:30AM at the Start/Finish

approx address: Houston Recreational Center, 900 Grakyn Lane, Philadelphia,PA 19128

There is no expo. Bib and swag pickup on raceday only.

Start Time:

13.1 starts at 9:00 AM
26.2 start at 8:00 AM


Start/Finish: 

Address: Houston Recreational Center, 900 Grakyn Lane, Philadelphia,PA 19128

Course: 

Course consists of a 13.1 mile loop. Marathoners run it twice. 95% trail, 5% gravel road.
)Many short but steep climbs. Approx elevation gain is 1300 feet per loop. Some rocky and technical terrain. This will truly take some grit and determination to finish this race.

Course Map (old course)

Fees: 

13.1 $65 till 7/31/22  ($75 after)
26.2 $69 till 7/31/22  ($79 after)


Register online now


Refund policy:

Till 30 days before raceday

Mail us a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus $10:
UES, c/o PhillytrailRF, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569

after:

no more refunds.
We reserve the right to cancel or postpone the race due to weather, acts of god or other reasons outside of the control of uberendurancesports. No unauthorized bib transfers, please contact Rd at Stephanweiss@comcast.net to find out if and how you can transfer your bib.





Awards:

Runners will receive an awesome Philly style Finisher medal
Top 3 overall and Top 5 age group 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & Top 3 60 plus

Time Limit:

All runners have to finish before 4PM, which makes the 13.1 hiker friendly

Weather:

The average temp at the start is typically around 45 degrees. Average high mid April is around 65 degrees.


Timing:

This race is chip timed. Timing kiosk lets you check your place and time instantly. An email with your result will be emailed to you as well. Keep your bib visible on font at all times. You have to finish the distance you signed up for , you can not drop to a shorter distance during the race.





Aid Stations:

There are aid stations every 3 - 4 miles.

Trail runners usually carry a bottle to keep hydrated between aidstations. Gatorade and water will be available at all the aidstations to refill your bottle. There will be the usual snacks and carbs to keep you fueled at the race (bring your own gels, if you rely on them).



Post Race Party:


Post race party and award ceremony at the start finish area. Live music by Don Bitterlich.