Saturday, Oct 16, 2021

Philadelphia Trail Marathon

Philadelphia, PA Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

Registration closes: Sun, Oct 10 @ 11:59PM

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:

There will be no expo. Bibs and swag pickup on raceday only.
Starts at 6:30AM at the Start/Finish

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

Start Time:

26.2 8:00 AM
13.1 9:00 AM


13.1: $65 till 8/31/2021 ($69 after)
26.2: $69 till 8/31/2021 ($75 after)


Refunds will be processed up to 30 days prior to raceday. No refunds after. Please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
c/o PhillytrailRF
2137 Old Lancaster Pike
Reinholds, PA 17569


Every finisher will receive an awesome Philadelphia themed finisher medal.
Top 3 overall and Top 5 age group 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & Top 3 60 plus

Time Limit:

Every runner has to be finished by 5pm. This makes the 13.1 super hiker friendly, and one should be able to hike the marathon within the 9 hour time limit as well.

Aid Stations:

Aid station are spaced between 3 and 4 miles apart.

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


This race will be chiptimed by 2Lraceservices.

Post Race Party

Award Ceremony for the 13.1 starts at 12:00PM (1PM for the 26.2)
Live music and great post race food (tbd).


The 13.1 course will be 90% plus single track trail at the Wissahickon. The exact layout is posted on our website. Many rolling hills and some technical sections with rocks and roots. Need to be a bit gritty to get this done :-).

Local time: 8:10 AM


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