The East Coast River Relay is a series of celebrations taking place in towns and by waterways along the East Coast Greenway, including bike rides, nature walks, boat rides, and clean-ups, among others, hosted by the East Coast Greenway Alliance and its partner organizations of greenway and river champions. The events will coincide with the journey of a small group of designated cyclists traveling the East Coast Greenway from Maine to Florida starting on August 24th and finishing on October 30th. The Celebration at Fairmount Water Works will take place when the cyclists arrive at the Fairmount Water Works on September 15th. It consists of a reception at the historic location along the Schuylkill River Trail, and the program includes remarks from the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River, as well as the executive director of the East Coast Greenway Alliance, Dennis Markatos-Soriano, and others to be announced. Details including speakers and RSVPs/tickets, will be posted as they are finalized on the event page: https://www.greenway.org/events/philly-celebration

Contact person for the event: East Coast Greenway Alliance Mid-Atlantic Coordinator Daniel Paschall at daniel@greenway.org; 703-727-8193.

Location: Fairmount Water Works Pavilion, 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130

There will be a reception and program including remarks from:

  • Dennis Markatos-Soriano, East Coast Greenway Alliance executive director
  • Others TBA

Join us after the program for a Liberty Lights walk along the Schuylkill River with the FreeWalkers. Walkers will gather at 6:45 pm. Read more.

This event is also a part of AWE's River Days kick-off.

Partners: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, FreeWalkers, William Penn Foundation, Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River

See more East Coast River Relay events