The June x, 2015 Trail Classic has all the elements of a great trail race:

Beauty

First there is the beauty. Enjoy the Nation’s largest municipal park featuring windy single-track trails, gravel tow path, rushing water, a great variety of animal species, all blanketed by old growth shade trees and lush vegetation.

Challenge

But do not be fooled by the beauty. This is also a challenging course with numerous short but steep hills as runners navigate through the Wissahickon gorge. Lungs and legs will be tested equally.

Location

The Wissahickon park provides a full rural trail experience right in Philadelphia.  Now in its 9th year, the Trail Classic attracts runners from throughout the Delaware Valley and New Jersey because there is no other trail race quite like it.

Enjoy a full trail-running experience at the Wissahickon Trail Classic!

 

The 10k Trail-Race Course:

The 10K Trail Race Course

The race starts at 9AM (please leave yourself extra time for parking!)

The 10k course will be the same as in 2012/2013. Runners will start on Forbidden Trail (gravel) alongside the Wissahickon Creek before they head  into the woods on a single-track trail.

After first exploring the upper trails on the West side of the creek, runners drop down and cross to the East side of the park before returning via a covered bridge to the Forbidden Drive to endure one final hill before heading for the finish.

(click to view on MapMyRun)

(click to view on MapMyRun)

The 10k (6.11 mi) course will be well-marked and with WATER STOPS at regular intervals.

5k Nature Hike:

Nature Hike

The Guided Nature Hike starts at 9:15 AM

There will be a Guided Nature hike that starts fifteen minutes after the 10k Trail Race. Headed by Steve Jones from WRV. Learn more about the hike.

Shirt/Prizes/…

T-shirts will be available for all pre-registered participants. Race prizes will be awarded to top male and female runners, and top finishers in each age group. Refreshments will be available after the race. Register now »

Photo Albums

Photo Gallery

2012/2013 Photos by Clay Wells

 

All for a great cause…

It is fitting that the trail classic benefits the not-for-profit Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers organization.

The WRV works tirelessly throughout the year to improve the Wissahickon habitat by removing invasive species and planting trees and shrubs. Every dollar raised at the trail classic helps this worthy organization and benefits our park.

Please consider making a donation upon registering for this great event. Learn more about WRV.