Discover the Boxers’ Trail with the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
9:00am - 11:30am
2140 N 33rd St
Trail runs are FREE for Fairmount Park Conservancy members and $10 for non-members.
To become a member of the Fairmount Park Conservancy (memberships start at $35) click here.
WHAT TO EXPECT: We will complete a trail run on the Boxers’ Trail in East Fairmount Park where boxing legend Joe Frazier and many others trained. You will get to see a glimpse of the future pedestrian crosswalk that will connect Mander Playground to the Schuylkill River crossing Kelly Drive at Randolph Creek. There will be a 3 mile and 6 mile option – you can play it by ear and see what feels right as we are running. We’ll pause at a few points to make sure the group remains intact. The runs will be lead by either John Goldthorp of Fix Your Run or Alon Abramson of the West Philly Runners.
WHAT TO WEAR: Wear typical running clothes and be prepared to get a little muddy. Trail running shoes are advised, but not required. You may appreciate the extra traction.
WHAT TO BRING: We ask that you bring your own water bottle and water! If you carpool – you can store it in someone’s car during the run.
GETTING THERE: SEPTA Bus 32 stops right at 33rd and Diamond Streets. There is also bike parking at Mander Playground. Car parking is also available near Mander Playground at 33rd and Diamond Streets.
Love the Boxers’ Trail? Make sure to sign up for the Boxers’ Trail 5k on September 10, 2016! Proceeds support trail maintenence and programming in East Fairmount Park.