Do This: First-Ever Jingle Jog Around the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

Photo via Fairmount Park Conservancy

Photo via Fairmount Park Conservancy

And the holiday runs just keep on comin’, folks: December 6th, Fairmount Park Conservancy is hosting the first-ever jingle jog, an 8.2-mile run through Fairmount park, with pit stops at a slew of the park’s historic houses, including Strawberry Mansion, Woodford Mansion and more. Pretty neat, huh?

The run, led by running coach John Goldthorp (who let us in on his pre-run stretching secrets earlier this month), will leave from Lloyd Hall at 9 a.m., taking runners around to seven historic houses total, but only actually stopping to go inside of four. And if eight miles of running seems like a bit much for you, no worries: You have the option to hop on the Holly Trolley—a free trolley that loops around to all of the historic houses—any time you feel like it. Don’t you wish that was the case for all of your runs?

After running around the historic houses, folks will land back at Lloyd Hall for some well-earned festive refreshments. Registration is $15 for FPC members and $25 for non-members, and gets you entry to all the houses, a keepsake mug, and a great workout. All proceeds go toward the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park. You can find out more and register here.

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