Walk for the Wissahickon

You still have a few weeks left to pound the pavement in support of Wissahickon Valley Park!

Friends of Wissahickon is hosting its annual All Trails Challenge through Nov. 28. The fundraising event encourages locals to get out and about in the park, one mile from your The Isle apartment, burning some calories while also raising funds for the organization.

So how does it work? To join, participants sign up and start a fundraising page and supporters pledge money for each mile they trek in Wissahickon Valley Park. Challengers are encouraged to aim for 50 miles and can log the miles by running, walking, biking or even horseback riding. Participants are asked to document their mileage through a fitness app like Fitbit, Strava or Map My Fitness, which fundraising pages can be synced to. Participate by yourself or with a team.

Funds raised will help FOW support its mission of maintaining the natural beauty of Wissahickon Valley Park and helping it stage the many events it manages throughout the year, including nature walks, educational seminars and outdoor parties.

While the challenge is a great way to get some exercise and to give back to a local charity, there’s something else in it for participants: prizes! All participants who have raised a minimum of $50 are eligible for prizes including a five-day island vacation, a trip to a Mount Pocono ski resort, a night out on the town in Center City, tickets to FOW events and much more.

Wissahickon Valley Park is a gem in the local community. The park is home to more than 50 miles of trails that are popular with runners, hikers and bikers, while its creeks offer fishing opportunities and its dense foliage is eye-catching this time of year. More than 1 million people visit the park every year, and now is your chance to take advantage of all that the park has to offer, while helping to support all of the great work of the organization that keeps it up and running throughout the year.


Wissahickon Valley Park

Valley Green Road

Philadelphia, PA 19128