Signature Events

The J. R. Taylor Memorial 5k race and walk takes place on the Bethel Park Branch of the Montour Trail. This signature event raises funds for Trail maintenance and operations.

Following are the Montour Trail’s biggest annual events.  Check the Events Calendar for more information.

  • National Tunnel 10K/5K: Held every spring in Cecil Township since 2000 (late April)

    The Tour the Montour biking event is one of western Pennsylvania’s finest fall bike rides, with creative T-shirt designs and tasty post-ride lunches.

  • J.R. Taylor Memorial Race/Walk: A Bethel Park Branch 5K run and fun walk (late May/early June)
  • Peters Friends Twilight Walk: An evening walk along the Trail in McMurray, including refreshments and raffles (last Friday in July)
  • Tour the Montour: Fun bike rides of 6, 15, 24, 44 and 62 miles (late September)
  • Annual Dinner & Meeting: A celebration of the year’s accomplishments (November)

Since the J. R. Taylor 5K was my first running race, I was apprehensive, but everyone was so supportive. Volunteers answered my questions and boosted my confidence. Fellow runners put my nerves at ease with encouragement. 

Margie Carl

Apr
17
Sat
Peters Friends Work Party
Apr 17 all-day

Work and clean-up parties are held on the first Wednesday and the third Saturday of each month, and otherwise as needed.

Cecil Friends Work Party @ Meet at the storage shed in Hendersonville.
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am

Work and clean-up parties are every third Saturday, subject to change. Watch the FaceBook group for announcements. Meet at the storage shed at Hendersonville.

Apr
19
Mon
MTC Board Meeting @ MTC Office
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm

The Board meets on the third Monday of each month. Call or email  for more information, or to get on the agenda.

Apr
24
Sat
Bethel Work Party
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am

Work and clean-up parties are held every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Call for location and information.

Apr
28
Wed
Cecil Friends Meeting @ [See below]
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. From May to August, meetings are held at the Cecil Henderson Road (Kurnick) access area; otherwise, the group meets at the trail office (304 Hickman Street, Bridgeville, PA).

May
3
Mon
Peters Friends Meeting @ Peters Township Community & Recreation Center
May 3 @ 7:00 pm

Meetings are the first non-holiday Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. The group typically meets in the Peters Township Community & Recreation Center, but occasionally selects other venues. For more information, see the group’s Face Book page.

May
4
Tue
Bethel Friends Meeting @ Bethel Park Municipal Building Caucus Room
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

Meetings are held every first Tuesday of the month in the Bethel Park Municipal Building Caucus Room located immediately behind council chambers. Anyone interested in the Bethel Park Trail segment is encouraged to come.

May
5
Wed
Peters Friends Work Party
May 5 all-day

Work and clean-up parties are held on the first Wednesday and the third Saturday of each month, and otherwise as needed.

May
8
Sat
Bethel Work Party
May 8 @ 8:30 am

Work and clean-up parties are held every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Call for location and information.

South Hills Friends Work Party @ South Park Township
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

South Hills Friends monthly work party. Second Saturday of each month, 9:00 AM. Meet at MP37.8, South Park sewage treatment parking lot along Piney Fork Road. Contact: Dave Oyler, 412 831-9288 for additional information.

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