Most walks are postponed through November 10th and until further notice, based on public guidance.  We continue to operate with a very limited schedule and reconfigured routes amidst pandemic mitigation. We look forward to offering all of our 2020 walking events and more new ones in 2021!




Importable 2020 event calendar

Register for our 2020 walking events


DATEWALKMILESLOCATION
Sat Jan 4D&R Warm-Up Walk30miNew Brunswick to Millstone, back
Sun Jan 19TRAINing Walk16miMorristown to Maplewood NJ
Sat Feb 8Kennedy5050miPotomac MD to Harpers Ferry WV
Sat Feb 29Princeton Leap12miPrinceton NJ
Sat Mar 21Spring Ahead Walk13miTrenton to Princeton NJ (ECG)
Sat Apr 4Long Island Traverse20miCold Spring Harbor - Massapequa NY
Sun Apr 5Cape Henlopen Delaware9miLewes DE and Cape Henlopen
Sat Apr 11Roosevelt Island Astoria Walk12miManhattan to Astoria, Queens NY
Sat Apr 18Great Canal Walk28-40Princeton/Trenton to New Brunswick
Sat Apr 25Between Walk13miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 9Duke Farms Loop28-33New Brunswick NJ (ECG)
Sat May 16Big Walk 10th anniversary50miMetropark NJ to NYC (ECG)
Sat May 23Philly Freedom Tour15miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 6Hudson Loop Walk30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Jun 13Roebling Ramble12miRoebling NJ to Trenton NJ
Sat Jun 20Cresheim Wissahickon Hike12miChestnut Hill PA
Sun Jun 28Great Staten Island Loop16miJersey City NJ to NYC
Sat Jul 4Walk Fourth8miCenter City Philadelphia
Sat Jul 18Grounds For Sculpture Walk16miPrinceton Jct to Hamilton NJ
Sat Jul 25Schuylkill Banks Walk15miPhiladelphia to Tinicum PA (ECG)
Sat Aug 1Columbia Trail Moonlight Hike12miHigh Bridge to Califon NJ
Sat Aug 8Penn to Penn Walk (NJ2NY50)20miNewark Penn to NYC Penn Station
Sat Aug 22Pennypack Trail20-27Holmesburg to Ft Washington PA
Sun Aug 23Wissahickon Trail20miFt Washington to Phila PA
Sat Aug 29Lawrenceville Hopewell Trail10-30Trenton to Lawrenceville NJ (ECG)
Sat Sep 5Long Haul on the Delaware19-62Trenton NJ, Delaware River
Sat Sep 12Down The Shore16miCape May to Wildwood NJ
Sat Sep 26Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 3Bronx Coast to Coast18miHudson River to Long Island Sound
Sat Oct 10Bristol Stomp! (PPD)18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ (ECG)
Mon Oct 12Lenape34: The Origins Walk (PPD)34miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Oct 17Sweetest Walk on Earth (PPD)22miHarrisburg to Hershey PA
Sat Oct 24FreeWalkers Marathon (PPD)26/13Philadelphia to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Oct 31Haunted Halloween Hike10miTarrytown, Sleepy Hollow NY
Sun Nov 1Stroll & Roll Walk (PPD)2-4miEcho Lake Park, Mountainside NJ
Sat Nov 7Cooper River Walk (PPD)15-30Philly to Lindenwold, NJ
Fri Nov 27Gobble Gobble Walk8miSouth Mountain, Millburn NJ
Sat Dec 5Winter Hudson Loop30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Dec 12Philly Christmas10miPhiladelphia
Sat Dec 26Battle of Trenton5-13Wash Crossing PA to Trenton NJ
Eventbrite - Philadelphia Marathon Walk (Fairmount Park)  

Join the FreeWalkers AND EverWalk Nation - in a joint United Walking Event

26.2 miles (or 13.1 miles) from 30th St Station to Chestnut Hill through Fairmount Park and the Wissahickon Valley. Guest VIP will be legendary swimmer and famed ultra athlete Diana Nyad.

Full marathon online map

Half Marathon online map 

 Full Marathon Map 1 | Full Marathon Map 2 | Full Marathon Map 3 | Full Marathon Map 4

 Half Marathon Map 1 | Half Marathon Map 2

Mileage chart (both routes)

 

 

An Autumn Walk in the Park

Walk the entire breadth of the city through the largest landscaped city park in the world, Fairmount Park, with the autumn colors at their peak along the Schuylkill River Trail and Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon Creek.

In the early 19th century, the Wissahickon was a hub for small industry, due to its steady water flow for powering mills. When industry moved downtown, the area was preserved to protect the water supply for the region, producing an environment that became world renowned for its beauty and inspired the works of Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, Edgar Allen Poe, Christopher Morley, and Currier and Ives. Forbidden Drive is so named for its prohibition of all motor vehicles. The Wissahickon Valley has a stillness untouched by time, strange for one of the world's larger cities, and is surely Philadelphia's best kept secret, offering as appealing a walking route as is available for a hundred miles around.

"The Wissahickon is of so remarkable a loveliness that, were it flowing in England, it would be the theme of every bard." -- Poe

"Some of my happiest hours have been spent there, some of my freest hours." -- Whitman

Our journey begins at 30th Street Station, with convenient connections to Septa, NJ Transit, Amtrak and Megabus. The walk ends in the tony main-street neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, where we shall meet for eats and libations, with two train stations available to carry us back to 30th Street. Easy gravel and paved terrain, with very few road crossings after one leaves Center City. Two snack bars with nearby bathrooms assist along the way.

The half-marathon route is a shortest-distance trek along the Schuylkill and Wissahickon. The full route provides a broad and meandering treatment of all of the many highlights of sprawling Fairmount Park, along with visits to the places of debate and worship of our founding fathers, the site of the 1876 Centennial Exposition, the world's tallest masonry building, dozens of works of public art, and the nation's most pioneering and pedestrian-friendly cemetery, replete with graves of countless war heroes, inventors, tycoons and even local icons like Harry Kalas and Rocky's Adrian Balboa.

MARATHON WALK Highlights

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • Washington Square
  • Independence Hall
  • Carpenters Hall
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park
  • Penns Landing
  • Christ Church
  • City Hall
  • Logan Circle
  • Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Art Museum steps
  • Fairmount Waterworks
  • Boathouse Row
  • Kelly Drive
  • Memorial Hall
  • Japanese House and Garden
  • Belmont Plateau
  • Strawberry Mansion Bridge
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Falls Bridge
  • Wissahickon Creek
  • Battle of Germantown
  • Forbidden Drive
  • Valley Green Inn
  • Magarge Dam
  • Covered bridge
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Fairmount Waterworks
  • Boathouse Row
  • Kelly Drive

Walk leader: Charles Updike - crusoft@aol.com - 916=225-0569 

Eventbrite - Philadelphia Marathon Walk (Fairmount Park) a
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