Last December I was asked to co-lead the Highline trip to Death Valley for their 30th Annual Trail Marathon. I did a fair amount of research leading up to race day. Time spent obsessively Googling images of the elevation gain, and learning about past races that needed to be canceled or rerouted due to unexpected rainstorms. I wondered what I would wear on race day because according to blogs, “when you start, it could be 35 degrees, but when you finish it might be 70 degrees.” Would I wear gloves? Shorts? A tank? A parka? Needless to say I spent plenty of time in my head and on the internet and probably not enough time running up and down hills.
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.
The Philly Mayor's Cup is less than 2 weeks away and we can't wait! What's the Mayor's Cup you say? It's an annual gathering of runners for a day at the races.
5 Events. 1 Day. 1 Start & Finish line.
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.