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City Running Tours-Chicago

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Address: Chicago, IL 60604
Phone Number: +1 877-415-0058 ext. 12
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Description: Our PERSONALIZED RUNNING TOURS are completely customizable to the day...
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.
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Great orientation to the city

My 14 year old son and I took the "Ripped from the Headlines" tour with Blake on a cold Saturday morning. It was our first day in the city and gave us a nice overview for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My 14 year old son and I took the "Ripped from the Headlines" tour with Blake on a cold Saturday morning. It was our first day in the city and gave us a nice overview for the rest of the trip. I chose the Headline tour because it fit the schedule and I thought it would be more appealing for... More 

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

Hello! Thanks so much for the review here on TripAdvisor! It was a blast running with you and your son. I really love the "Ripped from the Headlines" Tour , both for the morbid 'Headline' making events that occurred here in Chicago but also for the notable architectural landmarks in the Loop like the Monadnock, Harold Washington Library and the... More 

Annandale, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My first time in Chicago. I met Aaron and we set out for 8 miles. On our path Aaron pointed out buildings and landmarks which at the time meant nothing to me. But when I went out on the following days and stumbled upon some of the places Aaron had previously pointed was key. How nice to now have a... More 

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

Hi, Thank you so much for your review of your Personal 8 Mile Running Tour with Aaron. He will be pleased to know he did so well! Being in a new city can sometimes be overwhelming and it is nice to have someone guide you through it, not only the historical background of the city, but how to get around... More 

Ames, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Ran with Blake on New Years Eve day. It was a blustery day in the teens for temps, but Blake provided a warm experience for us as we navigated the Mag Mile and points of interest along the storied Streeterville neighborhood. Would book this company again for any of the other special tours.

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

Hi, Thanks for your review and recommendation of City Running Tours. We always appreciate the feedback and it's great to know I was able to give you a warm experience (despite the cold temperatures!) Streeterville is a storied neighborhood, no doubt about it. Between the former Playboy Headquarters, The Chicago Water Tower, the Hancock Building and Mr. Streeter himself, the... More 

Urbandale, Iowa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Did the Streeterville run on NYE. It was cold but expected that and bundled up. Our guide was knowledgeable and pointed out the sites. Did about three miles.

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

Hi, Thanks so much for your response. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the Streeterville Tour on New Years Eve. People always ask us about running in the cold, snow, and wind of Chicago in the winter. Obviously should an outdoor activity like a running tour prove too dangerous we will always postpone or cancel if need be, but I... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Great way to start a morning of being a tourist. I had a very pleasant run with Jack, and besides getting a tour of the Millenium Park area, I got to ask tons of questions about Chicago in general and to chat about the upcoming marathon. I was the only person on the the run that morning, which was surprising.... More 

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

Hi Megan, Thank you so much for your feedback, Jack will be please to know he did so well! I'm also glad he was able to match your pace. Larger groups can be tricky, but we will often have support guides who will run/walk with some of those who run at a slower pace. It's important that tour come first... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Had a great run with Blake, and not hard to do (I'm not a runner at all!). Saw some arcitectual stuff and navy pier. Blake isn't from Chicago, but he knows a lot of fun stuff. Good guy and we had a great time - will be doing this again in another big city!! Go for is

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

Hi Dennis, Thanks so much for great feedback. Even for non-runners a running tour can be great fun. The tour and the sharing of the city comes first...the exercise is just a bonus. Thank you, and while I'm not in fact a Chicago native (I'm originally from Louisiana) this September marks my ninth year as a Chicagoan! Go Bears! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Running tour of Chicago was terrific. The run was great and Makenzie was a fantastic guide. Everything from booking to confirmation was perfectly handled by Blake (the manager) and was executed flawlessly. I would definitely recommend and I plan to do another Chicago Running Tour in the future.

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Austin, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I registered online for the Friday "The Burnham Plan" 7:15 a.m. tour. I got to the site of Fort Dearborn, and Blake said that I was the only one registered. We went on an interesting tour of Streeterville, Navy Pier, and the Chicago River, stopping at sights, where Blake would provide lots of valuable information about the site and people... More 

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

Hi Richard, Thank you so much for the feedback. It is nice to know that we are giving people a great experience of Chicago with our Burnham Plan Tour. Thanks again. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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