Welcome to our events page. This page was created to keep you in the loop as to the many local events going on that might be of interest to our fellow running enthusiasts. If you have a local event taking place and would like it posted on our event’s page, please send an email to attention: Ken Taylor.

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Monday Night Run and Walk

Join us for our weekly Monday night group run. We meet at the Running Place around 6:30PM. We leave for our 3 or 5 mile option runs at 6:45PM SHARP!!! All levels of runners are welcome. We have 8 minute milers and 15 minute milers If stormy weather is predicted, cancellations will be posted on the website. We do run rain or shine! Join us!

Location: 3551 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

1ST Monday of every month we have pizza and beverages on Bill & Ken. This is a great time to get to know your fellow runners. These events are always free. Read More




5K Trail Run for Thorncroft

Start your Labor Day weekend by participating in our second annual 5K Trail Run for Thorncroft!

Join us, and run, walk, or wheel along our riding paths and through the fields where our horses graze. Gather at Thorncroft Equestrian Center and complete a 5K trail run (walkers welcome to complete this event), 1 mile fun-run/walk, or wheel around the accessible paths. Everyone is invited to join us for a post-race gathering to visit the Farm, and enjoy local craft beer by Locust Lane Craft Brewery (All participants 21+ receive a free beer post race!), food trucks, and live music!

The 5K race will be timed by Chester County Racing Services. The course takes you through the beautiful grounds and pastures of Thorncroft. You will begin in the front of our facility and will run on pavement, gravel, wood chips, and grass with a little bit of water and mud along the way. Trail and mile markers will help you find your way. There is one water station on the course and one at the finish.

For the safety of our horses, please leave your dogs and other animals at home. Service animals are welcome.

The 5K Trail Run for Thorncroft will raise funds for the care of our Farm and our irreplaceable horses. They are the unsung heroes in all we do! These special animals gently welcome and care for riders of all abilities providing a unique and healing experience. To care for and feed one horse averages over $5,000 per year. Your support will help provide for hay, feed, blacksmith services, veterinary care, and tack. Your generosity helps to secure the exceptional horses we need in a therapeutic environment - horses who truly exemplify the greatest qualities of extraordinary teachers.

We hope you will join us for this race and look forward to seeing you on August 29th! Read More

The Right Foot Forward Your Experience

At The Running Place, our goal is to ensure that you not only receive the right shoes, but also understand the reasons behind the choice. We provide free consultations, where we perform a gait analysis, inspect your worn out shoes for telling wear patterns, and talk with you about any injury history. All of this information helps us determine what shoe type is best for you.


Every journey begins with the first step. Before you take that first step, make sure you have the right shoes to get you where you are going. There are high arches, flat arches, and all heights in between. Some feet are rigid and some are flexible. There are different categories of shoes - different foot types are more comfortable and perform better in the right category. We will help you determine your foot type and which category best suits your needs.