About Us


Getting ready for a Saturday morning run

Getting ready for a Saturday morning run


The South Philly Striders are a running club serving the neighborhoods of South Philadelphia, Queen Village, Society Hill, Old City, Washington Square, Northern Liberties and more.  We are the only organized running group east of Broad Street in downtown Philadelphia.  Our members formed South Philly Striders to bring together runners to train in a fun and safe environment.

Runners of all abilities are welcome!  We are a diverse club made up of competitive runners, long time members who just want to stay in shape and new runners training for their first race.  There is no membership fee, and newcomers are always welcome.  Our running routes include Historic Penn’s Landing, the scenic Ben Franklin Bridge, Penn Treaty Park and FDR Park.  Distances run are tailored to the members who come to the run, generally average anywhere from 2 to 7 miles on weekday mornings and 3 to 10 or more miles on Saturdays.

Socially, we often grab breakfast after our Saturday runs at the South Street Diner, and we organize group pre- and post-event gatherings during major races.

If you are interested in joining us, just show up at one of our scheduled runs.   If you have any questions, contact us or feel free to join our Facebook group.

SPS Runs for Philabundance – Check out our write-up in the South Philly Review.

Philadelphia running clubs: South Philly Striders – Our article in Philly.com.