Philadelphia Running and Walking: A
Guide for Athletes and Fitness Seekers
A book for Philadelphia visitors or residents
who run or walk. For the seasoned runner it
points to new and interesting training routes
and events. For the casual jogger or walker it
provides motivation and know-how to improve
This Fun on Foot book describes the most
enjoyable and interesting on-foot routes in the
Philadelphia region, with maps showing
mileages, restrooms, points of interest, and
public transit. Places covered include Center
City, Fairmount Park, the Schuylkill River trail,
Pennypack Park, and Valley Forge.
The region’s main running events are
described, including the Philadelphia Marathon,
the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon,
and the Blue Cross Broad Street Run. The
region's major running clubs are introduced.
The authors are both runners. The material
derives from their own explorations of all routes,
with the collaboration of many local runners.
With numerous illustrations, this book brings
the Philadelphia running and walking scene to
ISBN-978-0-9765244-3-4 (ISBN-10: 0-9765244-
3-0) Paperback. 104 pages.
"Part of the appeal of running is discovering new sights on vacations or
in your hometown. Philadelphia Running and Walking provides a great
starting point for your next run in the city. It is an excellent resource for
recreational joggers to professional runners looking for a place to run in
John Crews, Male Winner, 2009 Philadelphia Marathon
"A must for anyone who wants to get the most out of Philly. Run and fun
echo from each page. Irresistible!"
Jutta Merilainen, Female Winner, 2009 Philadelphia Marathon
"Whether you’ve been running for 20 years or you’re just now starting,
this book is an excellent compilation of running/walking routes so you
can fully enjoy the beautiful and historic scenery and racing venues
Philadelphia has to offer!"
Kristin Price, Female Winner, 2007 Philadelphia Marathon
"This book is invaluable to anyone visiting or moving to the Philadelphia
area, or to any runners bored with their old routes and looking for
something new. Diners need Zagat. Runners need this guide!"
Bob Schwelm, two-time Olympics Trials marathon qualifier and
2009 number one world ranking for 50+ in marathon; owner of
the Bryn Mawr Running Co.
"This book presents a super way to see the wonderful historical sites of
Philadelphia and the surrounding area – it will make your runs very
Marcus O’Sullivan, Coach of Villanova University Running and
three-time 1500m World Champion
|Maps included in this book...
CC1: Center City Schuytlkill Banks Loop
CC2: Historic District and the Jersey Side
FP1: Schuylkill River Trail to Manayunk
FP2: Fairmount Park Schuylkill River Loop
FP3: Wissahickon Valley and Chestnut Hill
PP1: Pennypack Creek Trail
VF1: Joseph Plumb Martin Trail
VF2: Manayunk to Conshohocken
VF3: Conshohocken to Valley Forge
VF4: Audubon Loop
“Philadelphia Running and Walking: A Guide for Athletes and Fitness
Seekers is a guide for Philadelphians who want to see their city up close
and personal through exercise. Outlining foot routes through the city
that maximize training or fitness, points of interest, running clubs in of
the area, and annual races Philadelphia Running and Walking is a
choice pick for the walking enthusiast in the city of brotherly love."
The Midwest Book Review Read full review
"The guidebook is easy to use, friendly, and informative. ... The authors
want to encourage everyone who is able to walk and run, and they hope
that their book will provide 'inspiration and practical help.' The
abundance of information and support in these pages indicates their
US Review of Books Read full review
"Philadelphia Running and Walking is a great source of information on
local running places and routes. The pictures give nice views of the
routes and show runners what to expect. The club listings and race
guide are also valuable tools and will help acquaint visiting runners with
the Philadelphia running scene."
Ira Meyers, DPM, Winner of the 1986 Philadelphia Marathon and
Race Director, Frostbite 5 Mile
"This book is a wonderful resource and does an excellent job of turning
a simple run into an experience by providing specific information about
transport options and post-run food/drink. As a Philadelphia resident, I
am very familiar with many of the routes and I was surprised at how
much local history I did not know!"
Todd Euston, Manayunk Running Club half-marathoner and
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