YARDS BIG BEN” Tour

Benjamin Franklin: Inventor, scientist, philanthropist, politician, author. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of one of America's greatest Founding Fathers, exploring his home, workplace, grave site, and a park and bridge named in his honor, with amazing panoramic views of the city skyline. Back at Yards, finish with a Poor Richards's Spruce Ale, brewed based on Franklin's colonial era recipe. 

ELEVATION: Mostly Flat except for the hill up the bridge

TOUR DURATION: Approx. 1.5 hours

COST*: $45

OFFERED: Alternating Sundays @ 11 am

DISTANCE: 4 Miles/6.4K

TERRAIN: City Streets, Sidewalk, Cobblestone

 

MEETING LOCATION: 

Yards Brewing Company (500 Spring Garden Street)

GOOD TO KNOW:

Free parking behind the brewery

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THIS TOUR...

The tour will be a casually paced run that includes a few planned stops along the route where your guide will point out items of interest as well as good photo opportunities. This route includes the steep inclines up both bridges.

*The cost is per participant. Kids 12 and under are free.

Although this is not a race we do ask for your running pace so we can be prepared for different ruining abilities. More than one guide will be provided depending on group size as well as varied paces. Please do not worry - we will not leave you behind!

The ending location for this tour will be the Yards Brewing. At the conclusion of the running tour, your running guide will treat you to one of Philly’s finest. You must bring your ID and be 21 to drink. Runners under 21 may participate in the tour but are not permitted to drink alcohol.

Your running guide will be wearing a City Running Tours t-shirt (weather permitting). Your running guide will provide water for each participant and will be running with a small backpack to hold any items that fit.

City Running Tours offers tours rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather we will contact you for cancellations and rescheduling. If you do not here from us this means that we are still running. 

Once you book your running tour you will received a confirmation email the day before your scheduled tour.

Day of registrations are welcome, however you must notify the City Running Tours manager before hand so we are prepared.

Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.

For questions, more information or if you are booking a registration within 24 hours notice please contact Runners@CityRunningTours.com to check availability.


WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

"One of my highlights from my vacation. will do again in a heartbeat!" - kris, illinois


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