WXPN 5k Run for Musicians On Call

Sunday, October 17 (Virtual Run/Walk 10/10-10/17)
Course Suggestions

Run / Walk anytime from Sunday, October 10 through 11am on on Sunday, October 17, 2021

The virtual 5k Run / Funky Miler Walk can take place anywhere in the world you want to go.

Recommendations from runners in our community:

BRUCE WARREN, WXPN PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Region: Main Line
Cynwyd Heritage Trail: A 2-mile long trail along the edge of the West Laurel Hill Cemetery on the hillside above the Schuylkill River… a true Philly classic run.
 
WES BOWER, WXPN CORPORATE UNDERWRITING
Region: Harrisburg
Riverfront Park: A real beauty of a trail along the Susquehanna River in downtown Harrisburg with views of City Island and Blue Mountain.
 
LARRY RAYBORN, WXPN CORPORATE UNDERWRITING
Region: Center City  
Schuylkill River   A picturesque well-known path along the Schuylkill River, starting at the Art Museum. While the whole path is 8-miles, each side is approximately 4-miles, so it can easily become the right distance for you.
 
KRISTINA DUGAN, WXPN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MAJOR AND INSTITUTIONAL DONORS
Region: Northeast Philadelphia
Pennypack Park: Pennypack Park Trail South Side is hidden gem in Philly, a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail along the Pennypack Creek. 
 
PAUL SEVERIN, WXPN EVENTS PRODUCER
Region: Chestnut Hill
Valley Green/Forbidden Drive: A mellow and relaxing route along the Wissahickon Creek with lots of shade. It’s 2.6 miles to the historic Valley Green Inn.
 
KIM JUNOD, WORLD CAFE SENIOR PRODUCER
Region: University City
University of Pennsylvania Campus: Take a tour of the University of Pennsylvania starting at WXPN through Penn Park and along some of the best campus pathways.
 
SUE FLYNN, WXPN VOLUNTEER
Region: South Philadelphia
Lakes Loop, FDR Park: Start at the boat house and run the path around the lakes or the (newly resurfaced!) road
 
TRISH HOUCK, WXPN VOLUNTEER
Region: North Philadelphia
Discovery Center, Fairmount Park: Two laps around the Discovery Center will be a 5k. The reservoir’s Nature Trail and Water Walk are open to the public Thursday - Saturday from 10-4 PM. There is a parking lot and a beautiful nature trail.
 

See List of Trails for additional course suggestions throughout our signal areas.

 

 

 

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