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Conquer the Steps: Rocky Running Tour

Philadelphia, United States

Experience hosted by Ian

90 minsHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Join me for a 4 mile run sprinkled with Rocky and Philly stories most locals don’t even know! You’ll become a local champ weaving through the Italian Market streets of Philly with me. And we’ll cap it off with a run up the famous Art Museum Steps.

In addition to being the home of the Rocky films, did you know Philly invented the Cowboy Hat and Fast Food? We explore those little known facts and hundreds more. We cover a large part of Philly with a focus on Rocky, all in just over an hour! I'll tie together the unique Philly story as we run through its Colonial Old City, South Philly, and its Commercial Center. We tap into themes like freedom, the underdog story, and many American Firsts.

Philly's beautiful, flat & straight streets are full of sites - perfect for running tours! Whether you're here on vacation, business or even a local, there's no better way to learn about Philly while breaking a sweat! You'll walk away refreshed, and your expectations will be exceeded! This tour is more fulfilling than running on a hotel treadmill and better than getting lost in the city alone.

You'll receive a detailed map overview (PDF) of 50 sites from our run to help you explore further!
Other things to note
Great for groups!
No penalty if you switch dates due to weather!
Pace is a light jog.
All runners welcome! No one left behind.
Mile updates along way.
No headphones needed.
Bring a camera for pictures.
Ask me questions!
We break as needed for pictures and water.
Join me for a 4 mile run sprinkled with Rocky and Philly stories most locals don’t even know! You’ll become a local champ weaving through the Italian Market streets of Philly with me. And we’ll cap it off with a run up the famous Art Museum Steps.

In addition to being the home of the Rocky films, did you know Philly invented the Cowboy Hat and Fast Food? We explore those little known facts and hundreds more. We cover a large part of Ph…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water Bottle
  • Equipment
    Detailed Map Overview of Running Experience

Meet your host, Ian

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 53 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a Philadelphian who's been giving unique tours of my city for over a decade. I'm a 5-time marathoner and member of Philly's 3 major running clubs. I'm also a proud member of the Philadelphia Association of Tour Guides (Philly's premier Tour Guide Guild). I love sports and movies about Philly. My expertise covers all of Philly's eras from Revolutionary to Industrial to Post-War to Contemporary.

In short: I love Philly. I love its history. I love sports. I love the underdog story. And I expecially love to run. I want to share my passions and expertise with you during your time in the City of Brotherly Love!
I'm a Philadelphian who's been giving unique tours of my city for over a decade. I'm a 5-time marathoner and member of Philly's 3 major running clubs. I'm also a proud member of the Philadelphia Association of Tour Guides (Philly's premier Tour Guide Guild). I love sports and movies about Philly. My expertise covers all of Philly's eras from Revolutionary to Industrial to Post-War to Contemporary.

In short: I love Philly. I love its history. I love sports. I love the underdog story.…
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Mon, 26 Apr
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Sun, 9 May
$39 per person, previously $49
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Sun, 16 May
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$39 per person, previously $49

Where you'll be

Sample areas you run through: Independence Mall (start), Liberty Bell, South Street, East Passyunk Avenue, Pat's King of Steaks, Geno's Steaks, Italian Market, City Hall, LOVE Statue, Barnes Foundation, Rocky Statue, and Rocky Steps at The Philadelphia Art Museum (finish).

Post run, you hear about the best Philly restaurants and running routes to further explore the city. As an official Philly guide, I have the inside scoop on the best sites.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Peter
January 2021
We loved our running tour with Ian. He did a great job of tailoring the history and storytelling to suit our interests. I don't think there's a better way to see the city. This covers a number of areas and lots of sites without being too fast paced. It was a great way to get an orientation and identify some places to return to in more depth. Absolutely recommend this to any one interested and/or able.
We loved our running tour with Ian. He did a great job of tailoring the history and storytelling to suit our interests. I don't think there's a better way to see the city. This…
William
January 2021
it was really worth it. a good way to getting know the city, learn about the history, have fun and keep fit! Super recommend!
Sarah
November 2020
What an awesome tour! My boyfriend and I had an epic time with Ian! We had many walking breaks so the 4 miles flew by. Would definitely recommend as part of an active tourist’s itinerary for Philly! All the sights and none of the calories 😄
What an awesome tour! My boyfriend and I had an epic time with Ian! We had many walking breaks so the 4 miles flew by. Would definitely recommend as part of an active tourist’s iti…
Gia
March 2020
Ian is a great host! Very knowledgeable about the city. Ian also has a great energy, which makes it easier to stay connected with the jog and listening to the history. 10/10 highly recommend!
Jalil
March 2020
I was born and raised in Philly and have lived here all my life. I take a lot of pride in being a Philadelphia AND knowing things about the city. With that being said, there were SO many things that we saw and learned throughout the run that I didn’t know about, and I felt like I was a tourist in my own city! Ian was an amazing host and gave so much insight and tidbits about different things throughout the city. He was really friendly and welcoming and I would 100/100 do it again!
I was born and raised in Philly and have lived here all my life. I take a lot of pride in being a Philadelphia AND knowing things about the city. With that being said, there were S…
Moneek
March 2020
As a Philadelphian, first let me say this experience surpassed our expectations. Ian taught my family so many factoids about the city. Our recent experience was fantastic, made all the more pleasurable by the excellent planning and our guide Ian. Ian took the time to stop and go over things and even take pictures of us. Ian is super friendly and knowledgeable. In terms of touring we cannot imagine a nicer time or more memorable experience! Don't even think twice just book this experience!
As a Philadelphian, first let me say this experience surpassed our expectations. Ian taught my family so many factoids about the city. Our recent experience was fantastic, made all…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Running Attire