See the Wissahickon — Join the All Trails Challenge

Maura McCarthy, Executive Director, Friends of the Wissahickon

All Trails Challenge Launch Party 

Thursday, Sept. 7
Wissahickon Brewing Company
3705 W. School House Lane

Most visitors to Wissahickon Valley Park barely make a dent in all its 50 miles of scenic trails. Now you have a reason to try them all — and support the park at the same time — by joining Friends of the Wissahickon’s All Trails Challenge.

In this family-friendly event, people of all ages and fitness levels are invited to hike, walk, run, bike or horseback-ride through every corner of the beautiful Wissahickon over a four-month period. While you’re covering all this ground, you can be raising money for the preservation of its beauty and history by getting friends, family, and coworkers to sponsor you.

Last year, more than 270 people participated in the inaugural All Trails Challenge, altogether completing over 5,000 miles, and raising $25,000 for the park. 

This year’s version kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 7, with a launch party at Wissahickon Brewing, and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 28. Along the way, there’ll be mileage and fundraising incentives, lots of giveaways and scheduled hikes and walks with great prizes, including exclusive vacations for the top trekkers, so check often for details and updates.


STEP 1: Register. The All Trails Challenge link goes live on the FOW website after the launch party at Wissahickon Brewing on Sept. 7. (FOW members start on Aug. 21.) All participants who have registered with a minimum of $50 raised or contributed are eligible to compete for prizes based on miles completed. 

STEP 2: Track your mileage with Map My Run or Strava and sync it with your fundraising page.

STEP 3: Start logging miles and raising money for Wissahickon Valley Park!

Step 4: Spread the word! Create a fundraising page and share updates with friends and family via email and social media. 

Be sure to tag @FOWissahickon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use #FOWAllTrails so we can share in your All Trails fun and progress!

Special thanks to our 2017 sponsors, including Chestnut Hill Hospital, Old York Advisors of Raymond James, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Wissahickon Brewing Company, and Skytop Lodge. (But there’s always room for more. If you’d like to become an ATC sponsor, please contact Lorraine Awuku at for information about sponsorship opportunities.)