Saturday, Jul. 29

30th Annual Run for the Hill of It

30th Annual Run for the Hill of It

Join us for a classic race by running this spectacular 5 mile tree-lined course that winds through Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park along the Wissahickon Creek.
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
CLASSIC 5-MILE RUN
Course Info:
USATF Sanctioned & Certified
Distance: 5 Miles
Where: Chestnut Hill, PA
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
5 Mile Run Start Time: 8:30 AM
1 Mile Fun Walk & 1 Mile Kids Dash Start Time: 8:45 AM


Registration

Entry Fee
Entries postmarked by 7/23/17: $30.00
After 7/23/17 $35.00
Register and pick up race packets at Bruno’s Restaurant at the corner of Germantown Ave. and Northwestern Ave. (9800 Germantown Ave., Lafayette Hill, PA 19444) on Friday, July 28th from 4 to 7pm and race day from 7 to 8:30am at the course start.


Race Course
5 Mile USATF-Certified, off-road, shaded, along the Wissahickon Creek through beautiful, historic Fairmount Park.
Course records are 25:12 (male), 29:19 (female).
Race results posted following the awards and on the internet here.

Interested in Volunteering or Sponsoring?
Call 610-279-1219 or email Mary Pugh

Directions:
Directions to Northwestern Ave & Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19118
Landmarks at this intersection:
Chestnut Hill College
Brunos Restaurant
Lincoln Woods

From PA Turnpike:
Turnpike to exit 333 (old exit 25 – Norristown). From the exit stay to the right to follow Germantown Pike East toward Philadelphia. Take Germantown Pike EAST (it becomes Germantown Avenue) for 3.5 miles to Northwestern Avenue and follow directions of volunteers. You will pass Whitemarsh Country Club on your left as you approach Northwestern Avenue. Volunteers at this intersection will direct you to parking locations.

From Schuylkill Expressway (I-76)
Exit at Lincoln Drive (#340A), bear right to Ridge WEST. Follow to top of hill (4 traffic lights). Keep going straight & you will be on Hermit St. Proceed on Hermit 1/4 mile to Henry Ave. Turn left on Henry Avenue -and proceed 3.8 miles to Bells Mill Road (Shell station on corner). Turn right on Bells Mill Road and proceed downhill and then uphill to 1st traffic light at Germantown Ave. Turn left onto Germantown Avenue and proceed to 2nd traffic light at the intersection of Germantown & Northwestern Avenues. As you cross the bridge at the bottom of the hill along Germantown Avenue Chestnut Hill College is on your right as you approach Northwestern Avenue. Volunteers at this intersection will direct you to parking locations.

From I-95 North and South
Take Center City Exit to Vine Street Expressway (I-676). Follow I-676 (Vine Street) west to I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway) and follow remaining directions from Schuylkill Expressway above.

From I-476 (Blue Route)
Take I-476 North to Exit 19 – Plymouth Meeting, Germantown Pike East (OLD EXIT 8). Make a right on Germantown Pike EAST. Follow directions from PA Turnpike above approximately 3.5 miles along Germantown Avenue to Northwestern Avenue. Volunteers at this intersection will direct you to parking locations.

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