Important Announcement Regarding the 2022 Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K Race and COVID-19

The Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers (WRV) and the Wissahickon Trail Classic Committee together are announcing that the June 4, 2022, 10K Race and 5K Guided Hike have been CANCELLED to ensure the health and safety of our residents, runners, hikers, volunteers, and the general public.

We explored every idea possible to give our runners the race day experience they have been dreaming, training and preparing for. We reviewed a variety of options and alternatives before concluding that the opportunity to safely operate and execute the event is just not feasible at this time.

The impact of a race cancellation is very difficult both for you as the runner, and for us as the organizer. We regret any inconvenience, and we hope that everyone is being safe and healthy and taking care of yourself. Thank you for your support.

June 3, 2023 (next year)

Race starts at 8:30 am  /  Nature hike at 8:45 am / Register »

NOTE: This is a rain or shine event. Registration refunds will not be given in the event of bad weather or unusual conditions.

The June 6, 2020 Trail Classic has all the elements of a great trail race:

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 8:30 AM (please leave yourself extra time for parking!)

The 10k course will be the same as in recent years. 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.

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 8:45 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.


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

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Past Event Photos

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.

Watch DNB First’s video about the race below:

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