Health and Fitness

Hot Chocolate Hike

  • Saturday, March 26, MCP, Scouting Knob trail area
  • Location: Meet at the Murrysville Dog Park parking lot, off of Farm Road
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
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Join us for a fun hike complete with some yummy hot chocolate. These family-friendly hikes are great for all-ages! 

These are wooded hikes with slopes and may require stepping over fallen trees. Please dress for the weather and plan for the terrain. 

Jan 29 Hot Chocolate Hike 

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12 for 12 Challenge

  • Date: January 1 to March 31
  • Fee: Free
  • Locations: Any Murrysville Park, Westmoreland Heritage, Any Westmoreland Conservancy Reserve Property
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The Murrysville Recreation Department and Westmoreland Conservancy is challenging the community to explore 12 miles in the parks. Join Murrysville's 12 for 12 Challenge! You will have the months of January, February, and March to walk, bike, or run 12 miles in Murrysville's Parks, Westmoreland Heritage Trail or any Westmoreland Conservancy Reserve property. In this FREE virtual challenge participants are to complete the 12 miles on their own time. Over achievers can track as many miles in 12 weeks as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

Small Fry Scramble: Wednesday, June 15

2021 Small Fry Group Pic

  • Ages: 12 and Under
  • Date: Wednesday, June 15
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Townsend Park
  • Fee: $15.00+
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Townsend Park’s Small Fry Scramble is a non-competitive FUN run for children ages 12 and under. Ages 12 and under will have the option to run a half-mile, one-mile, or two-mile course, collecting stickers along the route! Volunteers will be cheering along the courses so that all runners are supervised during the entire event. Parents are welcome to run along with their child. All “Scramblers” receive a custom t-shirt, race bib, swag bag and a post-race party.  Find event details and registration at

Townsend’s Pipeline Purge: Saturday, September 17

2021 Pipeline Purge Runner

  • Ages: 16 and Up
  • Date: Saturday, September 17
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Townsend Park
  • Fee: $30.00 + 
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Can you survive our 2nd annual Purge? With elevation spiking near 1350 feet and elevation gain of 450 feet, Townsend’s Pipeline Purge will push your body to the limit. How many one-mile laps can you run in our time limit?! Relax at the post-race Pipeline party with Sly Fox Brewery. All participants receive a Purge t-shirt and custom glass; top survivors get custom trophies! Find race details, swag, awards, and registration fees at

Yoga in the Parks

Yoga in the Parks

  • Dates: May 30 through October 1
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. - Flow
  • Sundays: 9:00 a.m. – Flow and 10:30 a.m. – Chill 
  • Fee: $5.00 per class
  • Location: Sardis Park, Rocky Hill Lane, Murrysville 

Keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy in 2022 with yoga and relaxation. Breathe Yoga will help you find your Zen with the multiple classes at Sardis Park. Enjoy the serenity of the outdoors and the peace it brings while you get a good workout. Classes are drop-in and no pre-registration is required. Additional classes may be added.