Who doesn't want to run like a champion? Join Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP), Urban Blazers and Philadephia Runner in June for our run to Boxer's Trail in Fairmount Park where local heavy weight champion Joe Frazier is said to have trained in his day. The Boxers’ Trail is located in the East Park section of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park System and runs along the ridge overlooking Kelly Drive.
We'll start the run at Philadelphia Runner at 16th and Sansom at 6:30 p.m. and run for a few miles through Boxer's Trail in Fairmount. We'll get a tour, ask some questions and head to a nearby watering hole for drinks after. All paces welcome!
Urban Blazers is a non profit organization that makes nature accessible to kids from under resourced Philadelphia neighborhoods while teaching and reinforcing character traits important to success in school and life.
About YIP Run Club
The YIP running club is a collaboration between Young Involved Philadelphia and Philadelphia Runner with participation from partners across the city. Runners of all levels are welcome, with most runs splitting into groups for longer and shorter distance runners.
Each month the group runs 2-5 miles to an interesting place in the city (historic, public space, point of interest, etc.) for a brief 5-10 minute tour or Q & A before heading to bar in the neighborhood for post-run camaraderie.
The goal of the YIP running club is to provide a new avenue for conversation and networking while exploring interesting locations throughout Philadelphia (and hey, you get a workout in too).