Allentown

REGISTRATION | DIRECTIONS |SPRING GOAL RACE | FALL GOAL RACE

“Sad, I will not be doing First Strides this fall. Yet, excited to be training for my 4th Half Marathon . This program and the volunteers are amazing. Thankful to have been part of it!!! Thank you, for volunteering to help so many women to make a positive change in their life. The program had a major impact on my life!!.” – Trish H

SPRING

We host 2 workshops in the spring at the Lehigh Parkway.  We meet in the evening from March 28th (29th) – May 30th (31st) @ 6:15 pm.  You may select Tuesday night, Wednesday night or both.

Cost: $50 (early-bird specials $45 until March 23) for single night.  $90 (early-bird specials $85 until March 23) for both nights. Fee includes literature and graduation shirt (if earned by attending 7 out of 10 sessions) Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable between people or programs.

**Registration for the spring session is now closed.  Please check back over the winter for more details.

Goal Event: Hanover Township Community Center Race on June 3, 2017.  To see more about the race, click HERE for paper race application.


SUMMER / FALL

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We host 2 workshops in the Fall at the Lehigh Parkway.  We meet in the evening from August 1st (2nd) – October 3rd (5th), 2016 at 6:15 pm.  You may select Tuesday night, Wednesday night or both.

Cost: $50 (early-bird specials $45 ends July 22) for single nights.  $90 (early-bird specials $85 ends July 22) for both nights.  Fee includes literature and graduation shirt (if earned by attending 7 out of 10 sessions) Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable between people or programs.  **We now have a 20th year special.  If you register between now and May 31, 2017, there are 20% discounts for the fall session.  We hope to see you soon!

Goal Event:Women’s 5K Classic on October 7th, 2017.  To learn more about this event and register, visit Women’s 5K Classic.

CONTACT US

For more information contact us :  info@firststrides.com   or call Michelle Sames at 610-398-8532.

DIRECTIONS

The original road into the Parkway has now RE-OPENED!!!!!    Here are the updated directions into the park: 

GPS: 1600 Park Drive, Allentown PA 18103

From Rt 22 (East or West): (2.8 Miles to Parkway) Exit South on 15th St Toward Allentown, Pass YMCA on left, cross over open bridge, go thru next stop light. Just over the hill (there will be a 5-way intersection) make a 90 degree right turn into the parkway (middle road) and follow road to end.  You’ll see mentors with signs and flags to help you park.

From Rt. 78 (East or West):  (1.5 Miles to Parkway) Exit and go north on Lehigh St toward Allentown for one mile then turn left onto Jefferson /15th St at Traffic Light at Parkway Shopping Center. Go 1/4 mile and (at 5-way intersection) make a 90 degree left into Parkway (middle road) and follow road to end. You’ll see mentors with signs and flags to help you park. 

Click here for Parking Map (Spring)      Parking Map (Fall)

GPS Coordinates Click HERE for directions to our parking area

Printable Directions

From Route 22 (2.8 miles to Little Lehigh Parkway): Exit south on 15th Street toward Allentown. Pass the YMCA/YWCA on your left. Cross over an iron-grate bridge. Go through next stop light. Just over hill, make a 90° right turn onto Park drive to enter the Parkway. Go 1/2 mile and park before the Iron Bridge.

From I-78/Route 309 (1.5 miles to Little Lehigh Parkway): Exit and go north on Lehigh Street toward Allentown. In one mile, turn left at the sign/light for 15th Street. Go 1/4 mile and turn 90° left turn onto Park drive to enter the Parkway. Go 1/2 mile and park before the Iron Bridge.