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Central Park Running Tour

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  • Central Park Running Tour
  • Get an insider's look at the city's most popular park
  • Enjoy exploring the lower park on foot
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Central Park Running Tour
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Central Park Running Tour
From $50.00
Overview
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
ELEVATION: Some Hills
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 (17)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A perfect start to the day

My guide was Sarah. Sarah was very knowledgable and took me around severral of the landmarks and told me a bit about the history of the city. We ran around part of the marathon route and even saw some Sea Lions (wasn't expecting that). Sarah...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Escape13780625062
cityrunningtoursnyc, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! Sarah raved about running with you as well. We appreciate you helping us spread the word!!

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile
A wonderful way to see the city

First off, we visited in Aug 2017, but haven't managed to get a review written. This was one of the best things we did whilst visiting the Manhattan. Something different for two runners who wanted to sightsee. Our guide was Dina, who ensured we were...More

1  Thank emmamcl
City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Your description of the experience made us feel as though your City Running Tour happened yesterday! We will be sure to let Dina know what you thought. We look forward to your next visit to...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Great idea for traveling runners

I was in town seeing a friend (who doesn't run). I wanted to experience running the park and seeing the highlights without getting lost. Beth was a great guide and fun to run with!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Benjamin L
City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with Beth. She makes the park exciting for everyone!

Reviewed October 7, 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shoshana G
City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

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 October 1, 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank zncjmom
City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

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

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