Like road running, the most important thing you need for trail running is a good pair of shoes to keep your feet happy. You might be wondering why you can't just wear your regular running shoes on the trails? If you're running on flat, groomed, non-technical trails like the Manayunk Canalpath or Forbidden Drive in the Wissahickon, you can probably keep running in your regular sneakers (depending on how dirty you want them to get!).
For the 6th annual Boxers’ Trail 5k, we’re giving you 6 very compelling reasons to join us for what has become an amazing community tradition in East Fairmount Park.
There's nothing like running through trails.
It's hard to find a runner in Philadelphia who doesn't run through one of the city's parks on a regular basis. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world! There are over 11,000 acres of parks in the city for it's residents and visitors to enjoy.
While we love running through the city streets, we're taking our runs to the trails for Week 5 of our Summer Challenge and having a special sale in our shops: $15 off of all trail shoes June 26th - July 2nd.
We love running the streets of Philly as much as the next person but when it comes to becoming a stronger runner, we know the importance of switching up our normal routine.
If you want to take a break from the pavement, consider hitting the trails for your next training run. Not sure what to expect?
We created this guide to help you choose the right gear, running group and routes to get you trail running in Philadelphia.