Philadelphia is home to some of the most historic and iconic sights and routes in the country. From the Liberty Bell to City Hall to the famous Museum of Art steps, there are few cities with more places to sightsee and run than in Philadelphia. In fact, the city’s park system is one of the oldest and biggest in the nation. It consists of 63 parks covering 9,200 acres; the primary park, Fairmount Park, spans more than 4,100 acres!
Whether you’re looking for scenic routes along the Schuylkill River or hoping to recreate your own Rocky Balboa moment, FASTZach allows you to explore all 141.7 square miles of the city (and beyond!)
There’s no shortage of great running routes in the City of Brotherly Love. Check out these three fantastic running routes in Philly – taken from our very own, FASTZach app. They’re great for a shakeout, workout, or leisurely sight-seeing adventure. Enjoy!
3 Philadelphia Running Routes by FASTZach
Philadelphia Museum of Art – 6 miles
Relive the glory of Rocky Balboa with this famous 6-mile route! Run along the Schuylkill River, past the iconic Boathouse Row, and up the famous Philadelphia Musem of Art steps just like Rocky – don’t forget to yell out to Adrian!
Radnor Trail – 5.7 miles
Radnor Trail is a 2.4-mile trail on the outskirts of Philadelphia located in Wayne, PA. The trail is safe, nicely shaded by trees, and has a gravel side option for extra width. This 5.7-mile route takes runners on a scenic loop to and from the trailhead with the option to add more distance.
Fairmount Park – 10 Miles
Fairmount Park is the largest park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (and the largest landscaped urban park in the world!) The park consists of two sections named East Park and West Park, divided by the Schuylkill River, with the two sections together totaling 2,052 acres! This scenic 10-mile route takes runners along the Schuylkill River and around East Park with plenty of iconic Philadelphia sights along the way.
Remember, there’s always somewhere new to explore – no matter where you’re running! #GETOUTANDROUTE!