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City Running Tours-Chicago

Chicago, IL 60604 (The Loop)
+1 630-702-9364
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Ranked #6 of 207 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Our PERSONALIZED RUNNING TOURS are completely customizable to the day, time, distance and sights you want to see. Your personal running guide will... more » Owner description: Our PERSONALIZED RUNNING TOURS are completely customizable to the day, time, distance and sights you want to see. Your personal running guide will pick you up from where you are staying, run at your pace, provide water and have a camera in case you feel like capturing the moment. At the completion of the run we will return you to where you are staying and you walk away with a souvenir goody bag that includes a t-shirt as well as running and city related products. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our guide Brian was punctual, informative, and mapped a wonderful run so we could see some sights that runners enjoy (not necessarily all the tourist type spots). He had great stories and helped us navigate through a busy park during the air and water show. I have used this group in NYC as well, and of all the running tour... More

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Blake W, Manager at City Running Tours-Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Melissa and David, Thank you so much for your response and feedback! Brian will be pleased to know that his abilities as a guide are so outstanding. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to running with you again! Take care. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I arranged for the Burnham tour through Downtown Chicago. My guide Blake knew a lot about the city and gave a great running history. It's great when the guide is as engaging as Blake. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to work off a Giordano's pizza or explore the city.

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Blake W, Manager at City Running Tours-Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks Sumeet! I really appreciate the feedback! And pizza is always a viable carbohydrate ;) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I signed up for a tour and we were not sure what to expect. Our guide, Jack was very personable and knowledgable about the city. He made sure to keep pace with what was comfortable with us. The best part was it didn't feel like your average tour, it felt like a friend was taking you around... More

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Blake W, Manager at City Running Tours-Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Anna and Holly, Thanks so much for the review of City Running Tours Chicago and Jack, our guide! We agree, taking a running tour of a city is so much more personal, and you get the feeling that you're able to get the inside scoop on the history and the culture that exists there! Also, we're glad that Jack... More

London, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I arranged for a personalized tour. I am in training for my first half marathon and did not want to miss out on a training day while on vacation. Joey was an excellent guide. Personable and informative. The 8 miles just few by! What a great way to see the city!!

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Webster, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Katie was a great tour guide for our Front Yard 5k tour. She was knowledgeable and kept a great pace so we actually got a nice morning run in. Great way to see parts if Chicago! I would definitely do this again!

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

In Chicago for a 2 day conference. Arranged a custom tour. Great choice. Left from my hotel lobby, toured Michigan Ave, Millenium Park and the lake front on a 6 mile run. Mackenzie was great guide/ running partner. She kept the pace comfortable, but challenging as we discussed the sites and the miles melted away unnoticed. Highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The enthusiasm & insight on Chicago's rich history from our guide Blake was infectious. An awesome way to start any day. Strongly recommend it.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

It was a great way to see Chicago in the morning, running into sunset, Blake was a very good guide, adapting to my speed the whole time and giving much insight and even bringing water along.

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Oakley, California
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18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Our morning running tour was really enjoyable and we learned quite a lot about the history of Chicago. Our guide, Michael, was knowledgeable and friendly, and seemed to be having as much fun as we were. Although I'm an experienced runner in decent shape my aging knees found some of the stairs a bit of a challenge, but Michael was... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Michael was our tour guide and he was just great! This was a great way to experience the beauty of Grant Park and get some exercise while you're at it! We did not run the whole time. We did stop at certain points where Michael gave us an explanation of what we were seeing. I highly recommend City running tours... More

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