What you'll do
Join me for a 4 mile run sprinkled with stories most Philadelphians don’t even know! Rather than feeling like a tourist, you’ll become a local weaving through the streets of Philly with me. In addition to being America's first capital and Ben Franklin’s hometown, did you know Philly invented the Cowboy Hat and Fast Food? We explore those little known facts and hundreds more. Most tours focus on colonial Old City - we cover that PLUS the rest of amazing Philly, all in just over an hour! I'll tie together the unique Philly story as we run through its 5 main squares and tap into common themes like freedom, inclusion, reinvention, pop culture and many American Firsts. Philly's beautiful, flat & straight streets are full of history - perfect for running tours! Whether you're here on vacation, business or even a local, there's no better way to learn about Philly while breaking a sweat! You'll walk away refreshed, and I guarantee what you learn will exceed your expectations! This tour is more fulfilling than running on a hotel treadmill and better than getting lost in the city alone. You'll receive a detailed map overview (PDF) of 50 sites from our run to help you explore further!
I'm a Philadelphian who's been giving unique tours of my city for over a decade. I'm a 5-time marathoner and member of Philly's 3 major running clubs. I'm also a proud member of the Philadelphia Association of Tour Guides (Philly's premier Tour Guide Guild). I majored in History at university and still study to this day! My expertise covers all of Philly's eras from Colonial to Revolutionary to Industrial to Post-War to Contemporary. In short: I love Philly. I love its history. I love to run. I want to share my passions and expertise with you during your time in the City of Brotherly Love!
Detailed Map Overview of Running Experience
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Where you'll be
Sample areas you run through: Washington Square (start), Old City, Liberty Bell, US Mint, Franklin Square, Chinatown, Reading Terminal Market, City Hall, LOVE Statue, Ben Franklin Parkway, Logan Square & Rittenhouse Square (finish 1 mile west of start point). Post-run, you hear about the best Philly coffee shops, restaurants, and running routes to further explore the city. As an official Philly guide, I have the inside scoop on the best sites.
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Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Participants should be comfortable with running 4 miles at a light jogging pace. We will have water and take short breaks as needed. No runner is left behind!
Great for groups! No penalty if you switch dates due to weather! Pace is a light jog. All runners welcome! No one left behind. Mile updates along way. No headphones needed. Bring a camera for pictures. Ask me questions! We break as needed for pictures and water.
Philadelphia Highlights Running Tour