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 fall trail series returns to the Wissahickon with some exciting changes.  First, there is a new name….the New Balance Trail Series and new sponsors, the Bryn Mawr Running Company as well as New Balance.  There will be demo shoes available and prizes for winners.  But one thing has not changed….the price.  The trail series races are still free, they are still open to absolutely everyone and still managed by the Wanderers with courses laid out by veteran race directors like Bob Reynolds and Chris Moore.

Up next: SEP 27: 3rd Race (three down, ONE to go) View reports/results »


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 May will be the same crack crew who laid out the runs for the May series.

Dates: THURSDAY EVENINGS in Septembe: Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20 and Sep 27.

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 home page as well as send an email to our list.

The Wanderers teamed up with New Balance and the Bryn Mawr Running Company back in the spring 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 6, 13, 20, 27) 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.