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6 great reasons to walk or run in the Boxers’ Trail 5k!

by Sara Hirschler on August 1, 2017

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.


  1. Run like a champ! Run the trail that boxing legends including Champion Boxer Joe Frazier used to train.
  2. Help give back. Proceeds from the Boxers’ Trail 5K benefit ? East Fairmount Park and Mander Playground’s youth programs
  3. Beat the crowds. Kelly Drive gets crowded. Discover this beautiful, shaded alternative.
  4. Do it for the t-shirt. No explanation needed – you will get a souvenir t-shirt included with your registration while supplies last.
  5. Take the challenge! The Boxers’ Trail is an all-terrain trail – whether you’re walking or running the 5k, it’s sure to get your heart pumping.
  6. Great fun after the race. Enjoy boxing demonstrations and Strawberry Mansion Day – a community festival which takes place immediately following the Boxers’ Trail 5k and then head over to Parks on Tap at Mount Pleasant Mansion. 

More information here and registration here. Invite your friends on Facebook here. Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. The event is free for residents of Strawberry Mansion. Strawberry Mansion community residents should call 215.988.9334 to register over the phone. We’ll see you soon!