Sat August 1 - Sun August 9, 2020
Events

Virtual 5K

$35 Registration ends August 8, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 1 Mile Fun Run or Walk

$20 Registration ends August 8, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://wissahickontrails.org/events/run-for-the-woods.

Place
We highly recommend planning your 5k or 1-mile on the Green Ribbon Trail or one of Wissahickon Trails’ several preserves. If these aren’t convenient for you, feel free to participate in your neighborhood, at the beach, or on your treadmill.
Description

Run for the Woods 5K and Fun Run to support Wissahickon Trails
August 1 - 9, 2020

Looking for an activity for your 2020 summer staycation?  Wissahickon Trails is holding a new event this summer – Run for the Woods 5k & Fun Run. This virtual race, fun run & walk will allow you to get out and enjoy nature while supporting open space in your community. While we wish we could all come together for this event, the health and well-being of the community is our top priority. Choose from the 5k run or 1-mile fun run/walk with your family or housemates.

When: Run or walk between August 1 – August 9
Where: We highly recommend planning your 5k or 1-mile on the Green Ribbon Trail or one of Wissahickon Trails’ several preserves. If these aren’t convenient for you, feel free to participate in your neighborhood, at the beach, or on your treadmill.

All participants will receive:

  • Digital bib
  • Digital certificate of completion (Can be shared online or printed)
  • Neck Gaiter (pick up location & date TBD)
  • Prizes for top 3 male & female timed participants (using the Strava app)

$35/person for 5k
$20/person for 1-mile run or walk 

All funds raised will be used to support open space and trails in the Wissahickon Valley. Together we can create a place where people and nature can thrive. All registrations will be considered a donation to Wissahickon Trails so no refunds will be given. Thank you for your support!

5k Details
Explore a new running location along the Green Ribbon Trail and enjoy the sites and sounds of nature. Suggested starting points on the Green Ribbon Trail:

  • Trail head at Parkside Place, Upper Gwynedd
  • Fox Loop Trail connecting Green Ribbon Trail with Gwynedd Preserve
  • Crossways Preserve & Trail connecting with Green Ribbon Trail
  • Four Mills Nature Reserve, Ambler
  • Fort Washington State Park

1-mile Details
Take a leisurely stroll or fun run on these Wissahickon Trails’ Preserves (these preserves provide trail loops ranging from .5 - 1.5 miles). Make it a group effort and bring your family, friends and leashed dogs.

Be a Champion for Wissahickon Trails

Show your support for trails and open space in your community. Set up your team or personal fundraising page and share with your family and friends.  Click here to set up your fundraising page.

Individual fundraiser prizes:

  • Individuals that raise $300 will have their registration fee waived
  • Individuals that raise $500 will receive $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant or business

Team fundraiser prize:

  • The top 3 teams that raise $2500 or more will receive a virtual Nature Program with Kristy Morley, Senior Naturalist with Wissahickon Trails. Sample topics to choose from - Monarchs, Bird ID, Backyard Bird Feeding, Butterfly/Pollinator Gardens.
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