Events In The Watershed

Run for the Woods 5k & Fun Run

Saturday, August 01 at 12:00 am -

Sunday, August 09 at 11:59 pm


Family Friendly


Support the trails you love and have fun doing it! We're not going to sugarcoat it: this year is a tough one for all of us. And we've seen many folks literally "Run for the Woods" in search of recreation, peace, and comfort. Our trails are seeing increased use--and that brings us great joy. But to maintain our trails, preserves, and programming we need to raise funds. By participating in this virtual race, fun run & walk event, you are directly supporting the trails that we all care so deeply about. 


Help us spread the word: tell your friends, family, coworkers, delivery people (let's be real these are our new friends now) and whoever else you come across. We're counting on our community to come together to raise funds and Run for the Woods! 


Keep up with the event on Facebook and share your photos as you Run for the Woods.


What: 5k run or 1-mile fun run/walk with your family or housemates
When: Run or walk between August 1 – August 9 
Where: We highly recommend planning your 5k or 1-mile on the Green Ribbon Trail or one of Wissahickon Trails’ several preserves. If these aren’t convenient for you, feel free to participate in your neighborhood, at the beach, or on your treadmill. 
All participants will receive: 

  • Digital bib 

  • Digital certificate of completion (Can be shared online or printed) 

  • Neck Gaiter (pick up location & date TBD) 

  • Prizes for top 3 male & female timed participants (using the Strava app) 

$35/person for 5k 
$20/person for 1-mile run or walk 

All funds raised will be used to support open space and trails in the Wissahickon Valley. Together we can create a place where people and nature can thrive. 


All registrations will be considered a donation to Wissahickon Trails so no refunds will be given. Thank you for your support! 


If you have any questions, contact Lisa Hansell at


5k Details 

Explore a new running location along the Green Ribbon Trail and enjoy the sites and sounds of nature. Suggested starting points on the Green Ribbon Trail

  • Trail head at Parkside Place, Upper Gwynedd 
  • Fox Loop Trail connecting Green Ribbon Trail with Gwynedd Preserve 
  • Crossways Preserve & Trail connection to Green Ribbon Trail, Blue Bell 
  • Four Mills Nature Reserve, Ambler 
  • Fort Washington State Park 


1-mile Fun Run/Walk Details 

Take a leisurely stroll or fun run on these Wissahickon Trails’ Preserves (the preserves listed below provide trail loops ranging from .5 – 1.5 miles). Make it a group effort and bring your family, friends and leashed dogs. 


Be a champion for Wissahickon Trails. 

Show your support for trails and open space in your community. Set up your team or personal fundraising page and share with your family and friends. Create your fundraising page here.


Individual fundraiser prizes: 

Individuals that raise $300 will have their registration fee waived 

Individuals that raise $500 will receive $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant or business  


Team fundraiser prize: 

The top 3 teams that raise $2500 or more will receive a virtual nature program with Kristy Morley, Senior Naturalist with Wissahickon Trails. Sample topic to choose from - Monarchs, Bird ID, Backyard Bird Feeding, Butterfly/Pollinator Gardens. 

Event Details
  • Location

    You choose where to run or walk!

  • Contact

  • Price

    $35 per person for 5k & $20 per person for 1-mile run or walk

Thank You Sponsors