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Re: Running plans during conference in Philadelphia

Hi Jessica.

Thanks for your interest in Philly Runners.

First off, I encourage you to check out our Facebook group, which has a lot more traffic than this message board these days: You'll have to join the group, but you can just un-join later if you like.

Second, I would say that as long as you're running during daylight hours, running alone on the Kelly Drive path is pretty safe. On a nice day, lots of people are out. Sunrise here is 5:30am and sunset is 8:30pm. Any time between those hours is relatively safe.

We have a map page and other maps available via the map drop-down icon on the home page (or any page). We also have a safety page

Are you going to be staying near the convention center? From there it is relatively easy to get to some good running routes. The easiest thing to do would be to head northwest on the Ben Franklin Parkway up to Kelly Drive and run out as far as you like. You can get on the Parkway at the corner of 16th and Arch.

I hope this helps. Post on our Facebook page and you'll get more feedback and likely find somebody to run with.

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