Joggers can be seen on streets all over the city, but probably no area is favored more than Kelly and West River drives, a scenic 8-mi route along the Schuylkill River. Then, of course, there are the steps of the art museum itself, host to Rocky-like runners who raise their arms in salute during early morning jaunts.
Benjamin Franklin Bridge. From dawn to dusk, the south walkway of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge provides a tough but rewarding 3½-mi round-trip run with a terrific view of the Delaware River waterfront.
Fairmount Park. Fairmount Park —especially along the river drives and Wissahickon Creek—is a natural for joggers and runners. Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon offers more than 5 mi of soft-surface trail along a creek in a secluded valley. Only runners, walkers, bikers, and horses can use the trail—motor vehicles aren't allowed. PHONE: 215/683-3600. www.phila.gov/recreation/.
Valley Forge National Historical Park. If you're interested in the ultimate in running—through wide-open spaces on bike trails, horse trails, and grassy hills and dales—head outside Philadelphia to Valley Forge National Historical Park.