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Phils Tavern
Quarter Marathon

The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the Phils Tavern Quarter Marathon on Sat., July 14th at 7:30 AM - a unique race created by runners for the running community . The race course is mostly local roads, with two short sections of flat trails/cross-country grass to keep things fun! We feature flexible registration options. You pay $15 for race registration, add an optional shirt and make an optional donation to our 2018 beneficiaries, Aid for Friends,  Dan's Voice, Weavers Way and Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.


Proceeds from our 2018 races will be donated to these worthy charities selected by AARC members.  Please give generously.

Aid For Friends

Aid For Friends mission is to serve needy, isolated shut-ins, primarily the frail elderly, in the 5 County Greater Philadelphia Region (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties) with FREE, daily home cooked meals, delivered weekly by empathic volunteer visitors and also to provide shut-ins with free outreach services. The goal is to help our homebound "client/friends" maintain their cherished independence by supporting their determination to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to enhance their quality of life. Aid For Friends is an interfaith non-profit organization serving the community since 1974.

Dan's Voice

Dan’s Voice was founded in loving memory of Dan Rich, who lost his voice and ultimately his life to laryngeal/esophageal cancer in 2013. Dan Rich was a husband, father of two, entrepreneur, coach, amateur musician and friend to many. The vision of Dan’s Voice is to fund ground-breaking research, purchase advanced diagnostic tools, and enhance patient care and comfort, all with the goal of reducing the burden on patients afflicted with head and neck cancer.
Dan's Voice is currently in the process of raising $50,000 to purchase a video endoscope for Fox Chase Cancer Center. The new equipment will help surgeons provide more accurate diagnoses and allow more procedures to be performed in the clinic instead of the operating room.

Weaver's Way

It is the mission of Weavers Way Cooperative Association to operate a grocery-based consumer organization that is owned and governed by its members, and to build community, both within its membership and in the communities it serves.
We do things cooperatively. We encourage each member to contribute to and participate in all activities we undertake as a cooperative. We follow and promote the International Cooperative Principles, support other co-ops and cooperative efforts, and educate our members and our community about consumer issues and the cooperative movement. 

Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association

The founding of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association in 1957 grew out of the collective concern of area residents whose goal was to protect the land in the Watershed from the devastating effects of floods from the Wissahickon Creek. They recognized the inseparable link of land and water and adopted the protection of these natural resources as the organization’s key mission.
Today, over 1,200 acres of protected land and 21 miles of natural wooded trails are available to the public for year-round enjoyment. This Green Ribbon of walking trails begins near the headwaters in North Wales and meanders along the Wissahickon connecting with Fairmount Park's Forbidden Drive, until the confluence of the Creek with the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.


Register here on Run The Day for only $15.

Early packet pick-up & in-person registration - Thursday July 12, 6-8 PM at The Phil's Tavern, 931 Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. Cash or check. $20.

Race day packet pick-up & in-person registration - Sat. July 14, 6-7 AM at Temple University Ambler gym. Cash or check. $20.



Wheel measured quarter marathon course.
(Click here to see the course map)
Chip timing for the most accurate results.
Extra timing mat for 10K split.
Three water stops.
Indoor restrooms.
Cash prizes for the top finishers.
Edible awards - Pies!!

A sumptuous breakfast provided by
The Phil's Tavern.



Awards will be presented to male and female overall winners and for first, second and third place finishers in each age group.

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
$75 to overall Male and Female
$50 to 2nd Place overall Male & Female
$25 to 3rd Place overall Male & Female
$75 to Top Male & Female Masters
Pies!! for age group winners


Phil's training runs are Sundays at 7:30AM beginning May 13th. It's a great way to get to know the course and meet other local runners. We'll meet in front of the red barn for a quick photo and run the first mile together before splitting up into different pace groups. Group leaders make sure that everyone stays on course and finds their way back to the starting area without incident.

Countdown to Race Day