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. Watch a video of the 2021 event here.

  • 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

Aug
20
Sat
Peters Friends Work Party
Aug 20 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.
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

Work and clean-up parties are every third Saturday, subject to change. Watch the non-affiliated Montour Trail Enthusiasts group on Facebook for announcements. Meet at the storage shed at Hendersonville.

Aug
24
Wed
Cecil Friends Meeting @ [See below]
Aug 24 @ 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).

Aug
27
Sat
Bethel Work Party
Aug 27 @ 8:30 am

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

Sep
5
Mon
Peters Friends Meeting @ Peters Township Community & Recreation Center
Sep 5 @ 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.

Sep
6
Tue
Bethel Friends Meeting @ Bethel Park Municipal Building Caucus Room
Sep 6 @ 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.

Sep
7
Wed
Peters Friends Work Party
Sep 7 all-day

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

Sep
8
Thu
Engineering & Construction Committee @ Trail office
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Engineering and Construction Committee monthly meeting.  Interested parties welcome to attend.  Call or email for additional information or to get on the agenda.

Sep
10
Sat
Bethel Work Party
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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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