Explore Philly’s Hidden Gems with This New Running Challenge
There is a new running challenge that will take place in Philadelphia. It is a four-week, four-course running challenge that will start July 5. It is a program called Rundiscover created by Runhouse, Philadelphia Runner, The Philly 10K and Run Fest. It is a new running challenge that participants can do at their own pace and takes them off the “beaten path” of Philadelphia.
According to Philly Mag, some of the places the course goes through are The Cliffs in Fairmount Park, the Trolley Trail, the FDR Golf Course and League Island in the Navy Yard.
Though the schedule is flexible, it still should be completed in the four-week time frame. It is 18.7 miles long and does not time limit either.
Ryan Callahan, president of Runhouse and co-founder of The Philly 10K, says that they wanted more than a challenge that would make people get out and run and get shipped a metal later. The goal was to share some of the less-seen parts of Philadelphia.
“With races being canceled, Rundiscover [is] a way to keep Philly runners motivated, while also cultivating community and experiences during a time when we are mostly apart, and in a way that is flexible, free of crowds, and safe,” Callahan says.
Registration is open and costs $38 per participant. Participants will receive the course map, a limited edition Rundiscover poster and a $10 gift card to Philadelphia Runner. Also, $10 of every registration will go to Fairmount Park Conservancy and Students Run Philly Style.