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Trail Blazer Run
The 2023 Trail Blazer Run will take place on Thursday, June 8th at the historic CCWA Paradise Farm Camps property. Online registration for participants and volunteers is open on the Run The Day website. We look forward to seeing the Trail Blazer Run family again and having another great event in support of East Bradford Township's public trail system.
Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Trail Blazer Run? Check out Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF).
2023 Trail Blazer Run Sponsors
ACE Hardware of West Chester & Kit Anstey Real Estate
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.
Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, Carroll Engineering Corporation, Malvern Bank National Association
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.
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
|Year||Men's Champion||Time||Women's Champion||Time||Date Held|
|2023||Nick Geigle||30:45||Kara Rubinich||36:19||Thu. June 8, 2023|
|2022||Jared Murphy||31:22||Kara Rubinich||35:56||Thu. June 16, 2022|
|2021||Not Held - COVID Pandemic||--:--||Not Held - COVID Pandemic||--:--||-|
|2020||Not Held - COVID Pandemic||--:--||Not Held - COVID Pandemic||--:--||-|
|2019||James Brophy||31:05||Kara Rubinich||35:05||Thu. June 13, 2019|
|2018||James Brophy||31:56||Kara Rubinich||33:48||Sat. June 16, 2018|
|2017||Zach Miller||28:13*||Amanda Marie||32:45*||Thu. June 8, 2017|
|2016||Matt Herring||29:05||Kara Rubinich||34:49||Thu. June 16, 2016|
|2015||Stevins Ordons||30:31||Kara Rosenbach||35:13||Thu. June 18, 2015|
|2014||James Brophy||31:10||Melanie Barr||38:48||Thu. 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.