Allentown Parkway



“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


Information from the Summer/Fall 2019 session.

We host 2 workshops in the fall at the Lehigh Parkway. We meet in the evening from July 30/31 through October 1/2 @ 6:15 pm. You may select Tuesday night, Wednesday night or both.

Cost: $50 (early-bird specials $45 until July 27) for single night. $90 (early-bird specials $85 until July 27) 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.

Goal Event

Women’s 5K Classic in the Parkway on October 5. 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.


Information from the Spring 2020 session will be available later this year.

Goal Event

LVRR June Summer Series Event in the Parkway. Cost is FREE. Visit the LVRR Summer Series for more details.


Registration for the 2020 First Strides spring program will open later. Registration for the Summer Series 5k is a separate registration with LVRR.


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.