Last Sunday, just as the trees were starting to bloom in Tacony Creek Park, TTF got a chance to celebrate spring with our second annual Healthy Trails 5k run/walk.
In partnership with our generous sponsors Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Water Department, Scattergood Foundation, Friends Hospital, Community Academy of Philadelphia and Latinas in Motion, Healthy Trails brings runners and walkers into Tacony Creek Park for a low-pressure race that is fun for all ages.
This year, we welcomed 90 runners and walkers as well as 30 volunteers to the park on a warm, lovely day. At 9:00 am, the runners started off on the hilly, out and back course through the park, using the new trail connecting the existing trail at Roosevelt Boulevard to the Juniata Park neighborhood at Ferko Playground.
Special congratulations go to our winners!
1st place Overall – Vincent Pesce 19:43
2nd place Overall – Alon Abramson 19:44
3rd place Overall – Jose Figueroa 21:02
1st place Female – Alison Hopkins 22:13
2nd place Female – Emily Barlow 22:45
3rd place Female – Danielle Murtha 22:47
View more race day pictures here.
Thanks to everyone who played a part in the success of the day!
This race is just one part of the programs we have planned for Tacony Creek Park during the coming months. Stay tuned for updates about a variety of events including bird walks, clean ups, and block parties coming soon to your Tacony Creek Park!