Allentown Parkway

“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

General Information

Normally, we host two 10-week workshops twice a year during the spring and summer/fall sessions at the Lehigh Parkway. We meet in the evenings from late March through late May for the spring session and late July through late September for the summer/fall session. We start promptly at 6:15 pm each night. You may select Tuesday nights, Wednesday nights or participate on both nights.


  • $50 (early-bird specials $45) for single night
  • $90 (early-bird specials $85) 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.

2022 Spring Session


  • Tuesday Nights: March 22 through May 24
  • Wednesday Nights: March 23 through May 25
  • Tuesday and Wednesday Nights: March 22 through May 25


Registration is through RunSignUp and opens on February 15. Early bird registration ($45 for one night/$85 for both nights) is available through March 18. Regular registration runs through April 3. Don’t delay–register today:

Goal Event

LVRR Summer Series 5K in the Lehigh Parkway in June. Registration for this Summer Series 5K is separate and in addition to First Strides. The Summer Series is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit the LVRR Summer Series website.


Late July through October

Goal Event

Women’s 5K Classic in the Parkway in October. Registration for the Women’s 5K Classic is separate and in addition to First Strides. For more information and registration costs, visit the Women’s 5K Classic website.


Registration for the First Strides summer/fall program can be done through RunSignUp and will be available later in the summer.


Click on the map or this link to open Google Maps to customize your directions.

First Strides Map

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.

Printable Directions


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