PHL Distance Walkers Has a Sweet New Website

And they have some awesome events coming up, too.



A few weeks ago, we told you about the awesome new Facebook community that is the PHL Distance Walkers, which aims to connect all Philadelphians who enjoy long walks, whether that means three miles or thirteen (now that’s a long walk). Since then, the group has amassed over 370 members on Facebook. Woohoo!  

Motivated by the group’s initial success, founder J Nathan Bazzel just launched a PHL Distance Walkers website to keep the momentum going. The site will eventually include a blog, tips for distance walking, suggested walking routes, and a full calendar of organized events. So useful, right? And when we checked out the website, we realized, the PHL Distance Walkers have some awesome events coming up. Check them out below.

The next event, happening on Sunday, July 19th, is creatively titled “Original FourSquare, and One to Spare: Walking Penn’s Original Squares.” It’ll take walkers on an easy three miles through Franklin, Washington, Rittenhouse, and Logan Squares, ending at City Hall in Center Square. 

A week later, on July 25th, the PHL Distance Walkers will lead a much more difficult thirteen-mile walk along the Schuylkill Trail starting at Schuylkill River Park at 8 a.m. This walk is not for the faint of heart, but perfect if you want to push yourself. If you need some incentive to walk 13 miles, note: The group is planning to grab a beer when the walk is over. 

The following weekend, they’re hosting a four-mile exercise in walking meditation along the Schuylkill. This silent hike (no talking, no headphones) will be an opportunity to clear your mind while you generate some of those feel-good endorphins from the moderately difficult trek. That will go down on August 1st at 9 a.m.

You can check out the new website and the full calendar of events here.

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