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We mapped 10-mile runs in South Philly and Fairmount Park!

by Melissa Romero on September 10, 2021

The 2021 Broad Street Run is taking place both in-person and virtually this year on October 10! So Fairmount Park Conservancy brushed off last year’s Fairmount Park 10-miler and charted a NEW South Philly 10-miler!

Both 10-milers take runners and walkers on a journey to see all that Philly parks have to offer. Whether you’re on our awesome Broad Street Team of Park Champions, or even if you aren’t officially signed up for Broad Street, anyone can give the courses a go:

View the South Philly 10-Miler

View the Fairmount Park 10-Miler

Safety tips:

  • Run or walk with a buddy (in a socially distant way) if you can. If you are alone, please avoid using the park after dark.
  • Be alert and go headphone free! Headphones leave you vulnerable to physical injury and crime. On the Trolley Trail, keep an eye out for mountain bikers.
  • Wear bright, reflective colors and be extremely cautious crossing streets.
  • When parking your car, lock doors, carry keys with you, and keep valuables on you, not in the car.
  • Check thoroughly for ticks after leaving the woods.
  • While the Broad Street Run is famously flat, please note that the Fairmount Park course takes you on some rocky terrain and a fair amount of hills.
  • *Trail markers are temporary and we cannot guarantee that they will not wander off over the next few weeks. Most of the trail segments run alongside park roads, and the Trolley Trail segments regularly intersect with park roads, so don’t be discouraged if you miss a turn or need to adjust the route.
  • Need a bathroom break? There are Park Hubs on both routes that include restrooms and hand sanitizer.

Fun tips:

  • If you have Broad Street swag (past or present) or Fairmount Park Conservancy swag, we encourage you to wear it! If not, a homemade shirt can be fun, too.
  • Tag @myphillypark on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter with your selfie for a chance to win prizes!


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South Philly 10-miler

Highlights include:

  • Tours of FDR Park, the Navy Yard, Marconi Plaza, Mifflin Square Park, and Stephen Girard Park
  • Water views at the Navy Yard and FDR Park
  • A stretch up Broad Street to give you a feel of road before race day
  • Restaurant recommendations for a post-run reward
  • Three portable restroom stops in FDR Park

Fairmount Park 10-miler

Highlights include:

  • Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
  • Belmont Plateau and parts of the Trolley Trail
  • Woodford Mansion, Chamounix Youth Hostel and the Skew Arch Bridge
  • A strong finish through the Centennial District and under the Smith Memorial Arch
  • Three portable restroom stops along the way

Looking for more training opportunities? Join us Wednesdays at 5:30pm for Training on Trails! View the full schedule here.

And there’s still time to join our 2021 Broad Street Team of Park Champions! Get a guaranteed bib for the Oct. 10th race, plus plenty of perks!