GoPhillyGo is proud to be part of Clean Air Council’s Virtual Run for Clean Air. Philly’s largest Earth Day celebration continues for its 40th year as an entirely virtual event. That means you can celebrate Earth Day by running or walking for clean air from anywhere in the world.
The 2021 Virtual Run For Clean Air takes place from April 17 to April 25, and runners and walkers can participate in virtual 5k and 10k runs. All participants will receive an official 2021 Run For Clean Air t-shirt, and this year, all virtual runners and walkers will receive a race shirt and finisher medal, which for the first time this year is also a Run for Clean Air Bluetooth speaker medal. Click here to register
Social distancing is still extremely important, so we want to help you find places to spread out while you run or walk. We made a list of some great parks and trails for you to celebrate Earth Day and practice safe social distancing.
Visit www.gophillygo.org to find even more parks and trails, or use the trip planner to plan a route to anywhere in the region. You can also use the GoPhillyGo Android app to find parks and trails near you on your mobile device. Just remember to log your time to receive this year’s t-shirt and medal. Follow the most up to date CDC guidelines during COVID19, and stay safe while you show your support for the environment.
Tacony Creek Trail
Explore nearly 4 miles of paved and unpaved trails spanning from the Montgomery County border to North Philadelphia. Tacony Creek Park has numerous gateways at various points along the trail. Click here for more information.
Cobbs Creek Trail
Cobbs Creek Trail is a 4.2 mile asphalt greenway along Cobbs Creek Parkway in West and Southwest Philadelphia. Unpaved trails descend to the creek and wind through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Click here for more information.
Run or walk along the historic Pennypack Creek. A 9 mile stretch of paved greenway connects the Delaware River to Montgomery County, with access to the trail from neighborhoods along the way. You can also run or walk on 6 miles of unpaved trail in Montgomery County. Use Pennypack on the Delaware to access the trail. Click here for more information.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Explore miles of trails in this amazing and diverse wildlife habitat. Loop around the impoundment or follow trails through meadows, tidal marshland, and forests. Use the main entrance near 84th St and Lindbergh Blvd. Click here for more information.
Immerse yourself in nature as you walk or run along trails through forests, meadows, and hillsides. Use the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT) Connector to access a lesser used section of the SRT between Manayunk and Conshohocken. Click here for more information.