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"Philadelphia Trail Marathon"

Celebrating Philadelphia Trails, Ales and Food.

Marathon and Half Marathon

Wissahickon Park, Philadelphia, PA

October 16th 2021

Wissahickon Valley park is the crown jewel of the Philadelphia park system. It is over 2000 acres is size and features more than 50 miles of trails. The park combines natural beauty and history, with many historic buildings and bridges located within the park. Philadelphia trail runners have embraced the park for many years for their training runs, due to its natural beauty and extensive trail network, but there hasn't been a long distance trail race in recent memory. Let's celebrate Philadelphia trails by running the Philadelphia Trail (Half)Marathon at the Wissahickon Valley Park. Over 600 runners have registered for the race in 2020, and we expect more than 800 runners in 2021. We are looking forward seeing you at the starting line in 2021.


13.1 Miles
26.2 Miles

Bib Pickup:

Starts at 6:30AM at the Start/Finish

approx address: Houston Playground, 900 Grakyn Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128

There is no expo. Bib and swag pickup on raceday only.

Start Time:

13.1 starts at 9:00 AM
26.2 start at 8:00 AM


approx address: Houston Playground, 900 Grakyn Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128


Course consists of a 13.1 mile loop. Marathoners run it twice. 95% trail, 5% gravel road (Forbidden Drive). Race starts at the Houston Playground. We run the loop clockwise

Many short but steep climbs. Approx elevation gain is 1300 feet per loop. Some rocky and technical terrain. This will truly take some grit and determination to finish this race. There might be minor changes leading up to the race if a trail section is not usable/feasable for the race.

Course Map


13.1 $65 till 8/31/21 ($69 after)
26.2 $69 till 8/31/21 ($75 after)

Register online now

Refund policy:

Till 30 days before raceday

Mail us a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive a refund minus $10:
UES, c/o PhillytrailRF, 2137 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569


no more refunds.
No unauthorized bib transfers, please contact Rd at Stephanweiss@comcast.net to find out if and how you can transfer your bib.


Runners will receive an awesome Philly style Finisher medal
Top 3 overall and Top 5 age group 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & Top 3 60 plus

Time Limit:

All runners have to finish before 5PM, which makes the 13.1 and the 26.2 hiker friendly


The average temp at the start is typically around 50 degrees. Average high mid April is around 65 degrees.


This race is chip timed. Timing kiosk lets you check your place and time instantly. An email with your result will be emailed to you as well. Keep your bib visible on font at all times. You have to finish the distance you signed up for , you can not drop to a shorter distance during the race.

Aid Stations:

There are aid stations every 3 - 4 miles.

Trail runners usually carry a bottle to keep hydrated between aidstations. Gatorade and water will be available at all the aidstations to refill your bottle. There will be the usual snacks and carbs to keep you fueled at the race (bring your own gels, if you rely on them).

Post Race Party:

Post race party and award ceremony location tbd.