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Central Park Running Tour

  • Central Park Running Tour
  • Get an insider's look at the city's most popular park
  • Enjoy exploring the lower park on foot
Central Park Running Tour
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Central Park Running Tour
New York City was made for runners and no place offers more scenic landscapes for travelers who lace up than Central Park. Explore this iconic destination's lower loop and learn about the architecture, design and history from your local guide. You'll enjoy well-marked trails, shaded roadways and plenty of urban scenery on this memorable run through the city's top park.
What to Expect
“Nature first, second, and third -- architecture after a while,” was the motto of the Central Park architects. It’s hard to imagine that everything in Central Park was put there by design, but that’s exactly what you’ll experience on The Lower Central Park running tour. The lower portion of the park features the most ambitious landscape architecture ever implemented in the United States and magically escorts the viewer out of the city and into a peaceful park surrounding.

OFFERED: Thursdays at 7 am

DISTANCE: 4 Miles/6.4 K

TERRAIN: Sidewalk, Park Paths


TOUR DURATION: Approx. 1.5 hours

MEETING LOCATION: USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle (Entrance to Central Park at 59th Street and 8th Avenue)
Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of my NYC Trip!

My run with Tara through Central Park with City Running Tours was one of the highlights of my NYC trip! Tara was a fabulous guide. She was friendly and knowledgeable about NY and things around Central Park. I learned lots of cool new things. I'm...More

Thank Shoshana G
City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so excited you enjoy your City Running Tours experience with Tara. We really appreciate you taking time to leave this review! We look forward to running with you again in the future!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great run through Central Park

By the end of the run I felt like I could've had a new running buddy if I lived in New York. I was the only person on the tour but Angie was amazing and was a pleasure to visit with as we ran. Definitely,...More

1  Thank zncjmom
City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Angie is not only a great runner but such a nice person. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unique tour of Central Park

This review has taken me longer than I would like to write, but that's no reflection on how much I enjoyed this tour. My guide, David, was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and happy to go at my pace (I was lucky enough to be on a...More

Thank Leanneylou
City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave the review. We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with David. He is one of our best!!

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Win-Win: Excellent Introduction to Central Park, and mostly car-free place to run.

I don't know why more people aren't doing this. Central Park is a place that I wanted to run in, but as a tourist, I wasn't prepared to a) go running there by myself or b) plan a route to hit the highlights and be...More

1  Thank Crystalcat01
feenmsheen12, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you for your fantastic description of your experience. We appreciate you helping us spread the word!! Glad you enjoyed the tour!!!

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Great tour of Central Park!

I had a great tour of Central Park with Angie on my first day in NYC. Info about my guide and meeting place was well communicated, so it was easy to meet up. We ran at a comfortable pace and as we passed different points,...More

1  Thank ewill14
feenmsheen12, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

We really appreciate your great review! We are happy you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for helping spread the word!!

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