Week In Review: Wissahickon Trail Classic and Annual Members Meeting

News // June 05, 2024

It’s been a busy few months here at Friends of the Wissahickon, breaking records at our volunteer days, 100th anniversary celebrations, and groundbreaking capital projects. Just this past week, we welcomed over 500 runners to the 15th annual Wissahickon Trail Classic and rang in another year of exciting programming and vision at our Annual Members Meeting. 

Thank you to our members and friends for engaging with our programming. Partnering with the Wissahickon Wanderers for this iconic race is an exciting way to expand our scope of work and engage new friends! 

We were fortunate to have beautiful weather this past Saturday at the race. We were joined by McKenzie Sports Therapy for a pre-race race stretch (safety first!) and two of our sponsors, Green Mountain Energy and The Pennsylvania Game Commission. A big thanks to all of our sponsors, Aqua- an Essential Utilities Company, Weaver’s Way Co-op, Chestnut Hill College, the Schuylkill Center, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.  

We’re always amazed by the spirit and athleticism of our friends. Want to see how you shaped up? You can find your race time here and even a video of each runner crossing the finish line! Thanks, Bryn Mawr Racing Company! 

Stay tuned for pictures from the race. We’ll post a gallery on our socials and share them here in our e-newsletter. 

At Tuesday’s Annual Members Meeting, we enjoyed some light fare from the Valley Green Inn and shared some of our biggest accomplishments in 2023. Make sure to visit the Inn this summer, sit on the patio, and enjoy the views of the Creek. Just make sure if you’re driving to access the Valley Green area via Wises Mill Road. Detour map here. 

We were excited to be joined by our new Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission, Susan Slawson, who shared her special connection to the Wissahickon with us.  

Our board members and executive director shared data from our annual report, which will be released soon in our summer newsletter, and put what a fantastic year we had into perspective for us. Want to get the scoop next year at our Member’s Meeting? Become a member here today.