The Wissahickon Wanderers running club was formed in the spring of 2000 and is open to runners of all different levels and abilities. Although based in the Philadelphia area, the club has members nationwide including the Midwest and West Coast of United States.
The club’s goal is to encourage running and fitness, and to make running an enjoyable experience. We also see running as a great form of exercise for people of all ages.
Our members participate in road races ranging from the Philadelphia Distance Run to the Midnight Sun Marathon in Baffin Island, Canada. We also enter teams in long distance relay races such as the 187-mile Cabot Trail Relay in Cape Breton, Canada and the Dances with Dirt 100K trail relay in Michigan. We also participate in a number of runs including 5k, 10k, and even 100k runs.
Our objective with each race is to enjoy the run no matter what position we finish in. You will not find any Wissahickon Wanderer up on the winner’s podium (we’ll probably still be out on the course!). However, every Wanderer that participates is considered a winner.
The Wanderers also promote the sport of running by sponsoring the Roxborough 5K race in the fall and assisting the recent renovation of the Roxborough High School Track, among other projects.
Enjoy running as a great form of outdoor recreation and exercise, no slackers need apply!