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8-mile run this week?

Hello All,

I am visiting from Munich this week (staying on Chestnut in the Sheraton University City Hotel) and would like to do a 12km run from there. I have two options: I can either run when I land tomorrow, which would mean daylight but probably hot, or I run Friday early morning when I am probably awake due to jetlag. That means less people but cooler. I prefer the morning option but I don't know what to think about safety.

Which route would be best to run from the hotel and when? Any hints would be much appreciated. Thanks a ton!

Best, Toby

Re: 8-mile run this week?

Hi Tobias.

Welcome to Philly!

I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.

Certainly a run tomorrow morning would be nice.

You shouldn't have a safety problem. It's light out now by 5:30am and that area of town should be fine.

From University City run east on Chestnut Street and across the Schuylkill River. Then there will be steps and a ramp down to the path along the river. Once you get down there, head north, putting the river on your left. You'll go up a hill, under Martin Luther King Drive, through a parking lot and then onto Kelly Drive. Run out on Kelly Drive as far as you like and then come back the same way.

Here's a map:
Zoom out to see the whole route.

Here's our Safety Page:

You're also welcome at our hill workout tonight and 8.5 mile run on Saturday morning.

Enjoy your time in Philly!

Re: 8-mile run this week?

Hi Seth

Fantastic, this is exactly what I ended up doing - and it was great! Unfortunately I won't be around for the Saturday run anymore, but I'll come back to Philly and will make sure to put a couple of runs in!

Best, Toby

Re: 8-mile run this week?

I'm glad you had a good run, Toby.

We're always here. You're welcome to come and run with us any time you find yourself in Philly.