Run in these informal trail races organized by the Wissahickon Wanderers every Thursday evening in September. The distances range generally from three to five miles through the woods of the Wissahickon and along Forbidden Drive.

Sponsored by New Balance and the Bryn Mawr Running Company

The New Balance Trail Series returns this Fall.  There will likely be demo shoes available and prizes for winnersThese trail series races are free, they are open to absolutely everyone and managed by the Wanderers with courses laid out by veteran race directors from years past.

You do not have to run in all these races; join us for as many as you can/like.

Up next: Thursday SEP 12: 2nd Race (3 to go)


Please remember to bring your old sneakers for the Sneaker Drive.

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Please help us promote this event. The more runners that show up, the better for everyone. Please download this PDF and then use your personal email to forward it to running clubs and friends whom you think may be interested.

There is no charge and the races are open to Everybody!

Designing the courses this Fall will be the same crack crew who laid out the runs for the Spring series.

Dates: THURSDAY EVENINGS in September: Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19 and Sep 26.

Similar to previous Series, we may again include a ‘prediction run’. Runners predict their time, and whoever finishes closest to predicted time gets a prize.

Time: All races will begin at 6:30 sharp so that we can take advantage of the limited daylight. So show up a little early.

 Place: We meet at the Valley Green Inn on Forbidden Drive in the Wissahickon (directions). The Inn, by the way, welcomes runners no matter how sweaty for post race refreshment!

Updates: Check the Wanderers web site for any updated information as well as photographs of the races. In case of cancellations, we will post a note on OUR FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE.

The Wanderers teamed up with New Balance and the Bryn Mawr Running Company back in previous trail series, and we had a blast.  There were lots of new runners, but the spirit remained the same.

The Basics:

When: Thursdays in September (Sep 5, 12, 19, 26) at 6:30 pm sharp! Please fill out and bring this waiver to ease pre-race admin.

What: three to five miles of Wissahickon trails and along Forbidden Drive.

Who: races are open to runners of all abilities!

Where: Meet at Valley Green Inn (directions)

Links to Past Trail Series:


Please help us spread the word. Download this PDF and e-mail it to your running friends. Thank you.