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Join the walk!
This year, we’ll be setting out to explore the city’s edge counterclockwise over three weekends in February, in small and big groups, with special events along the way including programming at the Schuylkill Center in conjunction with the community exhibit Walking The Edge.
PLEASE REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY for EACH segment that you plan to attend.
Register for this segment:
You're signing up to walk on Sunday, February 19th at 6:15AM from Torresdale towards Somerton.
This segment is estimated to take roughly 12 – 15 miles and 6 – 7 hours. Your mileage may vary depending on choices made by your group, and there will be options to walk a partial segment & depart / get picked up along the way if necessary.
Using public transportation to access departure and end locations is highly recommended.
Once registered, you will receive some additional resources including a packing list & maps.
Registration fees & contributions:
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 accommodate 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 citywide experience where hundreds ranging in age from 12 to 94 have set out to explore Philadelphia’s perimeter. For more information about the walk including photos, videos, press coverage & more, visit www.WalkAroundPhiladelphia.com
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on Jan 26th 2023 at 6:00 pm
A community art exhibit inspired by the city’s borders, presented in collaboration with The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
on Feb 1st 2023 at 5:30 pm
Join us to kick off this year’s first perimeter walk, learn about the project, and get answers to questions about Walk Around Philadelphia.
on Feb 10th 2023 at 9:00 am
Walk on Friday, February 10th at 9:00AM from 61st and Baltimore towards the Airport This segment covers roughly 9 - 10 miles and includes wooded trails and sidewalk, and potential for off-road bushwhacking adventures.
on Feb 11th 2023 at 9:15 am
Walk on Saturday, February 11th at 9:15AM from Baggage Claim B/C around the airport. This segment covers roughly 10 - 12 miles and includes a long walk by side of road and occasional off-road excursions to river's edge. This day includes an option to join JJ for a birthday dinner at the double tree hotel’s Players Sports Bar (dinner itself is not provided and is at your own expense).
on Feb 12th 2023 at 8:15 am
Walk on Sunday, February 12th from baggage claim B/C towards Pier 68/Navy Yard. This segment covers roughly 12- 15 miles and includes potential for heights & walking close to fast traffic on protected bridge walkway, and potential for mostly roads & sidewalks or potential off-road adventures. This segment is not capped to a small group and may grow into a parade if enough people join. Please feel free to invite all of your friends - just have them register separately.
on Feb 17th 2023 at 6:45 am
Walk on Friday, February 17th at 6:45AM from Pier 68 towards Bridesburg. This segment covers roughly 10 - 12 miles and includes much sidewalk, and potential for off-road adventures.
on Feb 18th 2023 at 6:00 am
Walk on Saturday, February 18th at 6:00AM from Bridesburg towards Torresdale. This segment covers roughly 12 to 15 miles and includes much potential for off-roading in brambles in the creek-bed, but also roads & sidewalks.
on Feb 19th 2023 at 6:15 am
Walk on Sunday, February 19th at 6:15AM from Torresdale towards Somerton. This segment covers roughly 12 - 15 miles and includes much potential for off-roading in brambles in the creek-bed, but also roads & sidewalks.
on Feb 20th 2023 at 9:15 am
Walk on Monday, February 20th at 9:15AM from Somerton towards Elkins Park. This segment covers roughly 10 - 12 miles and includes mostly roads & sidewalks with potential small creek crossing. This segment is not capped to a small group and may grow into a parade if enough people join. Please feel free to invite all of your friends - just have them register separately. There is also an option for dinner at the HMart Elkins Park at the end of the day. Family and friends are welcome to join and you can keep them updated on our arrival time as we walk.
on Feb 24th 2023 at 12:00 pm
Walk on Friday, February 24th at 12:00PM from HMart Elkins Park towards the Schuylkill Center. This segment covers roughly 10 miles over 5 hours and includes mostly sidewalk, with a few less pedestrian-friendly roads, and one bit of trail through woods. This day ends in a reception at the Schuylkill Center and interaction with the community exhibit Walking The Edge. Invite your community to meet us there!
on Feb 25th 2023 at 11:00 am
Walk on Saturday, February 25th at 11:00AM from the Schuylkill Center towards St Joe's. This segment covers roughly 9 - 10 miles and includes wooded & canal trails, sidewalks, and multiple bridge crossing options. This day includes a coffee reception at the Schuykill Center exhibit Walking the Edge. Meet us at 10am and invite your friends and family to join us before we head out!
on Feb 26th 2023 at 9:30 am
Walk on Sunday, February 26th at 9:30AM from St Joe's towards 61st and Baltimore. This segment covers roughly 8 - 10 miles and includes a mix of sidewalk and wooded trails. This segment is not capped to a small group and may grow into a parade if enough people join. Please feel free to invite all of your friends - just have them register separately.
on Mar 2nd 2023 at 5:30 pm
Join us to hear stories from 2023's first perimeter walk, learn about the project, and get answers to questions about Walk Around Philadelphia.
Exhibitions & Installations
from 13th Jun 2022 to 31st Dec 2025
The permanent exhibit in the B/C baggage claim features 162 images and a special video on the making of the mural!