Philadelphia Running and Walking: A Guide for Athletes and Fitness
Seekers is for Philadelphia visitors or residents who run or walk. For the committed 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 fitness.
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
The region’s main running events are described, including the Philadelphia Marathon, the ING 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 life.
Available from major bookstores or buy online below. ISBN 978-0-9765244-3-4 (ISBN-10: 0-
9765244-3-0) Paperback. 104 pages. Original retail $10.95. Published by Wyltan Books.
"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
"A must for anyone who wants to get the most out of
Philly. Run and fun echo from each page.
Jutta Merilainen, Female Winner, 2009
"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
"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
"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
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Maps included in this
CC1: Center City
Schuytlkill Banks Loop
CC2: Historic District and
the Jersey Side
FP1: Schuylkill River Trail
FP2: Fairmount Park
Schuylkill River Loop
FP3: Wissahickon Valley
and Chestnut Hill
PP1: Pennypack Creek
VF1: Joseph Plumb
VF2: Manayunk to
VF3: Conshohocken to
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
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 success."
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
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 running+food+beer enthusiast
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