2017 Firebolt 5K & Nimbus Walk

5K STARTS AT 8:30 A.M.

Pre-registration is now closed. 
Runners and walkers can register on-site on the day of the race!

5K Run/Walk: Adult Registration – $40.00

5K Run/Walk: Child Registration (under 12) – $25.00

1 Mile Nimbus Walk – $25.00

Witches and wizards of all ages can start their Harry Potter Festival celebration off with a beautiful run or a fun stroll through the autumn foliage. 


The Firebolt 5K run is a professionally managed run with chip timing for all participants, but is open to casual runners. The race begins and ends at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on St. Martins Lane at Willow Grove Avenue. 

The Nimbus Walk leads participants on a 1 mile walk to Germantown Avenue for the Harry Potter Festival. The walk also starts at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given for

  • Best Costume Overall
  • Best Costume – 15 and under
  • Best Costume – Tandem/Team

Firebolt 5K Directions for Street Closures & Parking

The following major street will be CLOSED: Chestnut Hill Section of Germantown Avenue between Cresheim Valley Drive and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Do NOT use Germantown Avenue.

Public Transportation:

  • The SEPTA Chestnut Hill West train to St. Martin’s train stop will put you right at the race start point. 
  • The 7:15 a.m. train from Jefferson Station will get you there at 7:50 a.m. 
  • The race starts at 8:30 a.m.



  1. Take I-76 North to Route 1 North OR Take Kelly Drive, Right on Midvale and Left on Wissahickon
  2. Wissahickon Avenue North Exit
  3. Wissahickon Avenue to Allens Lane, which turns Right
  4. Allens Lane to McCallum and turn Left on McCallum
  5. McCallum to Mermaid where it turns Right
  6. Left on St. Martin’s Lane


  1. Take 309 South and Exit on Papermill Road and turn Right on Papermill to Stenton
  2. Left on Stenton to Cresheim Valley Drive and turn Right on Cresheim Valley Drive
  3. Cresheim Valley Drive to Allens Lane and turn Right on Allens Lane
  4. Allens Lane to McCallum and turn Left on McCallum
  5. McCallum to Mermaid where it turns Right
  6. Left on St. Martin’s Lane

Parking Lot:
The lot is at the intersection of St. Martin’s Lane and Willow Grove Avenue. Registered runners may park in the lot for free for the run and the festival. 

Help Make the Magic Happen – VOLUNTEER!

Volunteer at the race and support our runner and walkers, or help with the Jenks Academy of Witchcraft & Wizardry activities at the Jenks Playground.

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Our  2017 sponsors!

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And the fun continues on the Jenks Academy grounds...

This event is held in association with the Chestnut Hill Business Association’s Harry Potter Festival.