Trail Blazer Run

Trail Blazer Logo - White Background - Trees

The 2023 Trail Blazer Run took place on Thursday, June 8th at the historic CCWA Paradise Farm Camps property. Results from the run are now posted on the Run The Day website. We will soon publish photographs from the event and look forward to seeing the Trail Blazer Run family again for another great event in 2024, in support of East Bradford Township's public trails!

2023 Trail Blazer Run Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

ACE Hardware of West Chester & Kit Anstey Real Estate

Platinum Sponsors

A.J. Blosenski, Inc. Trash and Recycling Service, Artillery Brewing Company, CCWA Paradise Farm Camps, In-Fleet Truck Service, Ram-T Corporation, Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, Young's Garage, Inc.

Gold Sponsors

Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, Carroll Engineering Corporation, Malvern Bank National Association

Silver Sponsors

Buckley Brion McGuire & Morris LLP, Gilmore & Associates, Inc., H.A. Thomson Risk Management Services, Howell Engineering, Surveying and Environmental, Timothy Off Heating, A/C & Plumbing, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Chester County Trail Club, Keystone Collections Group, Krapf School Bus, Little's of Downingtown, Portnoff Law Associates, R.H. Reinhardt Co.,            Rothwell Document Solutions, Thompson Communities, Trilogy Investments, LLC, Two Birds Cafe

Past Trail Blazer Run Champions

5-Mile Run Champions

YearMen's ChampionTimeWomen's ChampionTimeDate Held
2023Nick Geigle30:45Kara Rubinich36:19Thu. June 8, 2023
2022Jared Murphy31:22Kara Rubinich35:56Thu. June 16, 2022
2021Not Held - COVID Pandemic--:--Not Held - COVID Pandemic--:---
2020Not Held - COVID Pandemic--:--Not Held - COVID Pandemic--:---
2019James Brophy31:05Kara Rubinich35:05Thu. June 13, 2019
2018James Brophy31:56Kara Rubinich33:48Sat. June 16, 2018
2017Zach Miller28:13*Amanda Marie32:45*Thu. June 8, 2017
2016Matt Herring29:05Kara Rubinich34:49Thu. June 16, 2016
2015Stevins Ordons30:31Kara Rosenbach35:13Thu. June 18, 2015
2014James Brophy31:10Melanie Barr38:48Thu. June 19, 2014

* Denotes a Course Record

The Trail Blazer Run Story

The Trail Blazer Run is a 5-mile trail run that was established in 2012 and has become East Bradford Township's largest annual recreation event. Consistently featuring over 300 participants, 50 volunteers and dozens of sponsors from the local community, the run takes place once per year and all proceeds benefit the Township's popular public trail program. The event has found a fantastic home on the beautiful and historic grounds of Paradise Farm Camps and has been held there every year since 2013. Children's Country Week Association, the organization that owns and operates Paradise Farm Camps, has supported the event from its inception and has been a great partner to the Township, as have so many friends and businesses from the community.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Trail Blazer Run go to East Bradford Township's public trail program. These funds help pay for tools, equipment and materials that the Township's 100+ strong corps of park and trail volunteers need to maintain over 19 miles of trails (and counting) spread across 24 properties totaling 750 acres of land. Some of the Township's most popular trails are located at Harmony Hill Nature Area, Shaw's Bridge Park, and at Sugar's Bridge Nature Area. In addition to supporting trail maintenance, proceeds from the Trail Blazer Run also help fund the planning and development of new trails, including the planned extension of the East Branch Brandywine Trail and the planned Plum Run Trail at the Strode's Mill Historic District. The Trail Blazer Run's main purpose is to benefit the public and it has only succeeded thanks to the generous and ongoing support of the community.