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Standard 400 meter oval running tracks in Philadelphia?

I'm here visiting, and wondering if there are any standard 400 meter tracks to run on that are open to the public? I'm staying in the Fishtown/Kensington area near Frankford and East Dauphin. Thanks, Larry

Re: Standard 400 meter oval running tracks in Philadelphia?

Hi Larry. I hope you enjoy your time in Philly.

Here's some info that I hope will help you out.

Temple University: [url[/url]

No idea what their hours will be these days.

Penn Charter, other side of town. I think, but can't guarantee that you can walk on pretty much any time.

On our main map, Kelly Drive and MLK Drive both have 1/4 mile markings on the path. That's probably the easiest. Always open to everyone:

From the Art Museum, run out a bit until the pathway opens up. On the Kelly Drive, 1 1/4 miles gets to you a stone railway bridge and a marker on the ground. On the side closer to the river, there's the end of a stone wall. Then there's another marker 1/4 mile out.

On the MLK side of the river, run out 3/4 mile, about 1/10 mile past the little parking pull-out and just before where a strip of grass starts up between the road and the path. Also, on the road there, the curb is painted blue. Another 1/4 mile out, there's another marker on the ground on the path and the curb is painted blue.

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Re: Standard 400 meter oval running tracks in Philadelphia?

Thank you!