The Ambler Area Running Club is excited to let the local running community know about the 5th Phils Tavern Quarter Marathon. This will be the 20th anniversary of Phils Tavern restaurant, owned by Charles (Charlie) Compagnucci, sponsoring a Phils Tavern race event.This wheeled -measured course will be starting and ending at the Temple University Ambler Campus on July 13th, 2019 at 7:30 am. The address of Temple University in Ambler is 580 Meetinghouse Rd, Ambler, PA. This picturesque route will wind through local neighborhoods and lead runners across a variety of trails. Running with strollers is highly discouraged due to safety issues.

Each year, the AARC benefits different local non-profit organizations through this race. In 2019 there are multiple beneficiaries,

The first one is Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA), which is a non-profit land trust founded in 1957 to protect the quality and beauty of the Wissahickon Creek. The WVWA inspires and engages diverse communities of people to protect, steward and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley.

The second one is the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club, which serves nearly 4,000 children and teens and helps them to grow up into productive, caring, responsible citizens.

The third one is Pennypack Farm & Education Center, which makes local sustainable agriculture an important part of the community through farming, education, and community events.

The last beneficiary is the Salvation Army, which exists to meet human need wherever, whenever and however they can.

All the race participants are welcome to donate an extra $5.00, $10.00, or $15.00 to support these organizations.

What's more, this year's Phils Tavern Quarter Marathon costs only $20.00 before June 16th and $25.00 on race day and registration is possible online at

Since AARC believes that this race is "twice as nice for half the price," runners have an option to buy their uniquely designed short sleeve Tech-T shirts for additional $10.00, however they must register before June 30th.

The Packet Pick Up will be on Thursday, July 11th at Phil's Tavern, 931 Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA between 6:00 and 7:00 pm and on race day, July 12th at 6:00-7:00 am.

The Post race food and refreshments are courtesy of The Phil's Tavern.

As every year, the Phils Quarter Marathon race is keeping the tradition of awarding monetary as well as pie prizes to the top three male and female runners.


  • Starting Saturday, July 13th, 2019, repeated every year on the 2nd Saturday of July until Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Occurred Saturday, July 13th, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am


Temple University Ambler Campus

580 Meetinghouse Rd
Ambler, PA 19002


Martina Steves
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