The Run-Up to 30 Years of Funding Open Space in the Watershed

Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association will once again be the beneficiary of the proceeds from the 30th Annual Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space on Wednesday, June 26, in North Wales. The race, which kicks off at 7 p.m., is sponsored by Tex Mex Connection, a Three Star Certified Green restaurant, also located in North Wales

Each year 1,700 runners and 120 volunteers participate in the race which typically sells out. Many stay for the after party put on by the restaurant in their parking lot that includes a buffet, margaritas, craft beer and live music. 

Registration for the 5k is $42 before June 18 and includes a t-shirt; the price goes up to $45 after that date, with no shirt included. Participants can also form a Green Ribbon Fundraising Team of up to 10 runners that includes a team table under the Big Top Tent at the after party, a place to store belongings, and other perks. For more information on how to form a team, contact Lisa Hansell at or 215-646-8866.

WVWA uses the proceeds from the race to continue its mission to inspire and engage diverse communities of people to protect, steward and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley. Since becoming the beneficiary, WVWA has received over $1 million in support of their efforts to protect the Wissahickon Valley. 

To register for the race or to volunteer visit