Since 1984 Darby Creek Valley Association has been dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the watershed including water, wildlife, flood plains, wetlands, and riparian zones, and including the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.
The Darby Creek Watershed encompasses 49,920 acres and drains directly into and provides the water that sustains John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania. The refuge is a treasured green space teeming with a rich diversity of fish, wildlife, and plants native to the Delaware Estuary. The refuge supports a diversity of habitats, including freshwater tidal marsh, open waters, mudflats, and woodlands that the hundreds of species call home.
Tinicum marshes provide vital migratory stopover habitat for many migratory birds and provide food plentiful enough to support nesting pairs of bald eagles. Since it is the water from Darby Creek that sustains these important marshes it is very important that the water that flows from and through our urban communities in the entire watershed delivers the cleanest water to sustain all of the important wildlife that are dependent on the marsh for their food and nesting habitat.
You can run, walk or hike this race and do it wherever you want! Sign up now.
As far as we’re concerned, race days are as listed above and we anticipate that most people will race then - BUT - the advantage of having a virtual race is you can do it when and where works best for you. So it’s up to you.
July 4, 2020 (or whenever works best for you)
Shirt/Bib Info & Deadlines
- Register by June 21 & your shirt/bib will arrive by July 11
- Register after June 21 and that swag will not ship until early August
We will place two shirt orders for this event — one after June 21 and the other July 12. Everyone that registers for a shirt and/or bib will get it - regardless of whether you finish your race.
Shirts are standard Unisex t-shirts that follow "Men's Sizing". Please choose "Men's" below to choose your shirt size.
*Note: registrations are a la carte, so you get to choose what swag you want
Finisher Medal Info
Finisher medals will be shipped to participants as soon as they are received from the manufacturer. Medals are expected to finish being manufactured Mid-July and should ship by the end July, 2020.
The official race day is as listed above. Registration will be open through that day as supplies last.
As far as we’re concerned, race days are as listed above and we anticipate that most people will race then - BUT - the advantage of having a virtual race is you can do it when and where works best for you. So it’s up to you. Because we strive to honor the tradition of in-person races, you’ll receive messages as if that is race day for you, but just know that we’re okay with it if you need to do something different.
We're honored to be partnering with Darby Creek Valley Association for clean water. A portion of each registration will be donated to the Darby Creek Valley Association.
Please Note: 1) All swag usually ships separately and all timelines are based on US Domestic shipping via the USPS. You will get a tracking email when your shirt and medal ship. Bibs are sent first class with a stamp in a white envelope. 2) In rare cases where the shirt color listed is out of stock, the next closest color will automatically be substituted for you.
Shirt Size Charts:
Basic Everyday Shirt
Issues? Email us: [email protected]