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Join the walk!
Over ten days of ~10 mile walks, the September 2022 Walk Around Philadelphia will send small groups to explore the city's perimeter on foot, followed by a special in-person celebration on Saturday October 1. You are invited to join for a half day, whole day, or multiple segments.
PLEASE REGISTER INDIVDUALLY for EACH segment that you plan to attend.
Register for this segment:
You're signing up to walk on Saturday, September 24th at 9:40am, clockwise from Pier 68 towards the Airport.*
Each segment is estimated to take roughly 10-12 miles and 5-6hrs. Your mileage may vary depending on choices made by your group, and there will be options to depart / get picked up along the way if necessary. Using public transportation to access departure and end locations is highly recommended.
Segment note: This segment involves rougher areas without sidewalks and a crossing of the Schuylkill River. This is generally done via the Platt Bridge, which has a pedestrian passage on the East side. Big heights close to traffic can be intense!
Once registered, you will receive some additional resources including a packing list, segment maps, and list of optional exit points if you don't think you'll walk the full distance with the group.
*NOTE: We plan for each start time to have groups heading both clockwise & counterclockwise. In the event of insufficient registration, the groups may combine and your direction and end-point may change. Please keep an eye out for emails the night before for any last minute updates / changes.
Registration fees & contributions:
Tickets are sliding scale: walk registration fees help cover administrative and logistical costs associated with facilitating the walk. Additional contributions are most welcome; they assist in the continued development of the project and efforts to make it more accessible to others.
Free registrations & stipends:
If you'd like to join the walk and finances are a barrier, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can acommodate some free registrations and have a limited number of stipends available to help cover costs such as transportation, supplies, childcare or time off from work.
Since its 4-person artist residency origins in 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has become a pilgrimage experience where hundreds (ranging in age from 12 to 94) have set out to explore the city's perimeter. For more information about the walk including photos, videos, press coverage & more, visit www.WalkAroundPhiladelphia.com
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on Dec 8th 2023 at 5:00 pm
It's been a big year for Walk Around Philadelphia! Join JJ & fellow perimeter walkers for a festive end of year open house at The Cedar Works. This informal indoor-outdoor event will feature cozy couches & a campfire, tasty treats & a slideshow & more.
Exhibitions & Installations
from 1st Jun 2023 to 1st Jun 2030
Excited about the walk and want to go out and do a segment on your own? Register here to get support materials and plug in to the larger community of perimeter walkers.