On April 19, TTF hosted our 3rd Annual Healthy Trails 5k in Tacony Creek Park. With beautiful race conditions, over one hundred runners and walkers hit the trail! Participants of all ages and skill levels completed the course, starting in front of the Scattergood Building on the Friends Hospital campus, crossing the historic Fishers Lane Bridge, and returning back along the Tacony Creek trail.


Runners at the Healthy Trails 5k starting line!

Congratulations to all of our 5k runners and walkers!  Top finishers were:

Gold (Men’s): David Berger 17:42.09

Silver (Men’s): Johnny Arnold 17:53.14

Bronze (Men’s): Chris Leander 18:09.95

Gold (Women’s): Emma Rakestraw 21:11.15

Silver (Women’s): Allison Hopkins 21:26.44

Bronze (Women’s): Monica Nevarez 24:51.76

Complete run results can be viewed at Run the Day. More photos here.


Kris Johnson, Frankford CDC consultant; PA Representative Jason Dawkins; Kimberly Washington,  Executive Director, Frankford CDC; Matt Miller, PA Representative Dawkins; Ileana Garcia, Commercial Corridor II, Frankford CDC (left ro right)

We would like to thank our sponsors and contributors, who worked with us to make this event a success. Thank you to Friends Hospital, the Scattergood Foundation, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Water Departments and Latinas in Motion.

Thank you our runners and walkers who came from near and far, upstream and downstream! We were proud to host Representative Jason Dawkins and staff, as well as friends from the Frankford CDC, Abington Friends School, the US EPA, Representative Steve McCarter’s office, the Olney Christian School, and Board members representing the Philadelphia Water Department and Roofmeadow.

A special thanks to our amazing volunteers!

PowerCorps PHL: Pat Edouard, Dayquan Graham, Julia Hillengas, Shaiday Martin, Antonio Mckenzie, and Camrin Ross. Latinas in Motion: Jeannine Days, Sandra Vera Erby, Luz Neca Pabon, Katerina Perez-Santos, Bianca Pichardo, Mary Rivera, Daisy Rosa, Nancy Sanabria, Melanie Vasquez plus Elizabeth Le, Michael Le, Richard Le, TTF Board President Susan Myerov, and Ricky Vereneck.


Our friends at PowerCorps PHL helped us make sure the race ran smoothly!

Thank you to the participants for supporting the race and our work to protect the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford creek and watershed. Check out our many free events and activities happening in Tacony Creek Park on our Upcoming Events calendar. Sign up for our e-newsletter here.

Enjoyed the course? Run it again on June 6 with the Latinas in Motion Peace, Love and Run 5k. Register here.

See you at next year’s Healthy Trails 5k…bring your friends and family!

About Robin Irizarry

Robin Irizarry, Philadelphia Watershed Coordinator Robin leads TTF’s community watershed engagement and improvement efforts in Philadelphia, working with key stakeholders to engage and educate residents about watershed and stormwater issues. Robin has a background in ecological landscape design and woodworking. He grew up in Olney, exploring Tacony Creek. He and his family now live near the (Tookany) creek in Cheltenham. Contact Robin at 215.744.1853 or robin@ttfwatershed.org


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