Trail Blazer Run
The 2022 Trail Blazer Run was held on Thursday, June 16th at the historic CCWA Paradise Farm Camps property. The 2022 Trail Blazer Run team would like to thank all of our generous sponsors listed below for allowing us to provide another exceptional event for the community! We also thank the many people who participated in the event in support of East Bradford's public trails. Special thanks to Artillery Brewing Company for providing a free beverage to all participants and many thanks to the Brother's food truck and Yesterday's News Band for helping to create a fun atmosphere. Finally, special thanks to the many volunteers who helped carry out the run and make it possible to have each year! We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2023!
Would you like to sponsor the 2023 Trail Blazer Run? Check out Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF).
2022 Trail Blazer Run Sponsors
ACE Hardware of West Chester and Kit Anstey Real Estate
A.J. Blosenski, Artillery Brewing Company, CCWA Paradise Farm Camps, In-Fleet Truck Service, and Unruh Turner Burke & Frees
Brandywine Valley HVAC, Malvern Bank National Association, Carroll Engineering Corporation, R.H. Reinhardt Co., and Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
Buckley Brion McGuire & Morris, LLP, Otto's BMW, Mark W. Hoopes, Inc., D.L. Howell & Associates, Howell Kline Surveying, LLC, Timothy Off, Inc., H.A. Thomson, and Established Traffic Control
The Comerford Family, Little's of Downingtown, Reilly & Sons, Inc., Star Printing, Toll Brothers, Inc., Krapf School Bus, Thompson Communities, Trilogy Investments, LLC, Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd., Thomas Comitta Associates, Keystone Collections Group, Chester County Trail Club, and Star Printing, Inc.
Thank you for your continued support of East Bradford Township's public trails and we hope everyone is out enjoying them and staying safe!
Past Trail Blazer Run Champions
5-Mile Run Champions
|Year||Men's Champion||Time||Women's Champion||Time||Date Held|
|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 community and it has only succeeded thanks to the generous and ongoing support of the community.