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3 Races to Help You Get Active This Fall

There’s perhaps no better time than the fall to take advantage of the natural beauty surrounding your Canvas Valley Forge apartment for some outdoor exercise. Whether you’re trying to manage your weight, increase your energy level or practice a new hobby, the local landscape affords ample opportunities for walkers and runners. While you can certainly get lots of exercise at your own pace, taking part in a race is a great way to challenge yourself and strive for a goal. Such events are open to competitors of all ages and abilities, so you can walk, jog, run or a combination—and you might get some cool medals at the end!

Here are a few of the best races coming to the area around your Canvas Valley Forge apartment this fall:


Sole Harvest: This fifth annual race kicks off at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at Norristown Farm Park, about 20 minutes from your Canvas Valley Forge apartment. The event supports the Norristown Hospitality Center, which serves locals battling homelessness. Racers are encouraged to bring donations of personal-care items, such as toiletries, underwear and dry goods.


Superhero Showdown: Show your superhero side at this fundraiser for Super T’s Mast Cell Foundation, which raises awareness of Mast Cell Disease and provides resources to those combatting the condition. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Norristown High School, about 15 minutes from your Canvas Valley Forge apartment. There are lots of options based on your abilities, from a 1K run/walk where wheelchairs and strollers are welcome, to a 5K and 15K.


Vietnam Veterans 5K: Honor Veterans Day a bit early on Nov. 3 at Norristown Farm Park, about 20 minutes from your Canvas Valley Forge apartment. The race includes a 1-mile Health Walk and a 5K run. The event raises funds for the Valley Forge chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.


Norristown Farm Park

401 N. Whitehall Road

Norristown, PA 19401



Norristown High School

1900 Eagle Drive

Norristown, PA 19401