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Central Park Running Tour provided by City Running Tours

Central Park Running Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
70–90 minutes
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 70-90 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 70-90 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30412P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local, Professional guide
  • Running Tour
  • Water
  • Social experience
  • Photos
  • Running Guide will carry a small backpack to carry smaller items
Exclusions
  • No coat/bag check
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
70–90 minutes
Departure details
  • Columbus Circle, Columbus Cir, New York, NY, USA Departure Point: USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle Address: 59th Street and Central Park West Directions: The closest subway stations to the start are the 1/A/C/B/D Trains to the Columbus Circle Subway Station (Subway Map: http://bit.ly/1gMhQxq).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a 4.5 mile (7 km) tour designed with exciting stops along the route to interest all runners and is paced to accommodate all running levels. The tour will approximately be 90 minutes in duration. There will not be a coat/bag check for this tour. Your running guide will be using a running backpack and will carry small items for you if necessary.
  • Please note this is not a race it is a running tour. The tour will be led at a casual, conversational pace suitable for all running abilities.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local, Professional guide
  • Running Tour
  • Water
  • Social experience
  • Photos
  • Running Guide will carry a small backpack to carry smaller items
Exclusions
  • No coat/bag check
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Columbus Circle, Columbus Cir, New York, NY, USA Departure Point: USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle Address: 59th Street and Central Park West Directions: The closest subway stations to the start are the 1/A/C/B/D Trains to the Columbus Circle Subway Station (Subway Map: http://bit.ly/1gMhQxq).
Duration
70–90 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a 4.5 mile (7 km) tour designed with exciting stops along the route to interest all runners and is paced to accommodate all running levels. The tour will approximately be 90 minutes in duration. There will not be a coat/bag check for this tour. Your running guide will be using a running backpack and will carry small items for you if necessary.
  • Please note this is not a race it is a running tour. The tour will be led at a casual, conversational pace suitable for all running abilities.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Columbus Circle
    Columbus Cir, New York, NY, USA
    Departure Point: USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle Address: 59th Street and Central Park West Directions: The closest subway stations to the start are the 1/A/C/B/D Trains to the Columbus Circle Subway Station (Subway Map: http://bit.ly/1gMhQxq).
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Columbus Circle
  • 1
    The Dakota
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Bethesda Terrace
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Bow Bridge
    Stop: 2 minutes
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  • 5
    The Ramble
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Belvedere Castle
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Seneca Village
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    Cleopatra's Needle
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Central Park Zoo
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Nadine N
1 contribution
The two hours run felt like half an hour, because it was just an amazing time. I learned so many stunning things in that short time you don't learn on many other tours. The guide was also very friendly and you could talk and chat with him very nice. It was a unique experience and I can recommend this tour to everyone who is staying in New York and wants to learn some things about the incredible Central Park.
Written August 27, 2021
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malaykah
Houston, TX47 contributions
Great morning with our guide, Donna, on the Central Park running tour. Covered a lot of the park and learned a lot too. The park was empty and the perfect pace for me to have a comfortable conversation and see a lot of the park. Donna explained the sites and we stopped multiple times and took pictures. Highly recommend!
Written June 28, 2022
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CityRunningTours
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!! We look forward to running with you again soon!!!
Written June 29, 2022
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Jodi F
West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States28 contributions
Loved the running tour of Central Park. What a great way to learn more about New York City and the park itself while being active and getting a nice run in.

David was a wonderful guide for the morning and I learned a lot of interesting information.

Highly recommend both David, this tour and this company.
Written February 24, 2020
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CityRunningTours
We LOVED!!! that you enjoyed your experience with David! Thanks for the fantastic review!!!
Written February 25, 2020
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AnneAbouchar
London, UK16 contributions
Michael took my daughter and me on a fantastic run in Central Park, just before Christmas. Chatty and friendly, he made the miles fly by and fly we did. The fastest I have managed in a long, long time. A wonderul way to start the day!! Thanks!!
Written January 13, 2020
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CityRunningTours
We are so happy you decided to start your day with us! We loved running with you and look forward to the opportunity to do it again!!
Written January 14, 2020
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Kim B
6 contributions
Friends
Being avid runners-my friend and I thought what better way to see and navigate Central Park and enjoy a nice run then with a guide who could show us through the park!

I booked online through their website. Received confirmation emails and another email with photo of our guide and contact info prior to arriving.

Our guide Jeff -was AMAZING!!!! His knowledge of history and Fun Facts” were not only interesting but humorous as well. Jeff brought water and a knapsack, checked in to make sure we were running ok and stopped for lots of photo ops.

If you are an avid runner-regardless of pace-I highly recommend this tour and any others offered. We gained new info about the Park and NYC plus got our rum in for the day!! Thanks Jeff!!!
Written May 18, 2019
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Thank you for your fantastic review! Jeff raved about running with you as well!! We look forward to running with you again in the future!!!
Written May 21, 2019
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Gfunk03
Belfast53 contributions
I did the Central park 4 mile run with Jeff last week and loved it. I’m not a very fast runner but Jeff let me set the pace. He started by giving me an overview of the area and then we ran through various parts of the park, stopping to see attractions and hear the history of them and take photos. I had always wanted to run in Central Park but worried about getting lost and not being able to see much of it so this was the perfect way to do it – it was a run and a tour in one. If I go back to New York I will definitely book another running tour.
Written November 25, 2019
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Thank you for the great review!! We look forward to your next visit to the city!!!
Written December 1, 2019
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Abdulrahaman A
Doha, Qatar119 contributions
Best way to explore the breathtaking Central Park is with city running tour. mr michael cimino is elite athlete / marathoner and Knows Central Park routes very well. The 10K run passed very fast thanks to Michael engaging conversion on the park , culture , point of interests & architecture. I would certainly take the runs again.
Written October 20, 2019
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CityRunningTours
Thank you for the your fantastic review! Michael is one of our best guides. We look forward to your next tour!!
Written October 21, 2019
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Cheam T
Singapore, Singapore242 contributions
Excellent and fit way to know Central Park. Although I have been to the park, it was great to have a host explain the history of the park. Angie was a fabulous and knowledgeable host offering interesting nuggets of info at various landmarks. Running thru the ramble and literary mile was fantastic. Highly recommended for a unique way to see Central Park!
Written April 11, 2018
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Thanks for the review!
Written April 12, 2018
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Liz R
texas58 contributions
Couples
I am a long time runner and have run in New York before, including the marathon. I am an avid explorer and history buff. With these interests, I can't believe it took me so long to find these running tours!

My husband and I registered online for a four mile tour of Central Park. We met our guide, Alex, at an easy to locate landmark, the USS Maine statue. He arrived on time, carrying water just in case, and found us via cellphone.

We had an easy paced (maybe 11 to 12mm---our choice) run into the park, stopping at key landmarks, sometimes on the big, main trail, sometimes on smaller cut through trails. Alex gave good explanations and background and was happy to stop at other sites on the way as we requested. He offered some restaurant tips at the end.

We finished with a feeling of accomplishment. I am eager to take another running tour, maybe to the Brooklyn Bridge. My husband and I both feel braver about running in Central Park by ourselves next time, too, now that we have seen the major landmarks.
Written February 24, 2018
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Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to the next time we get to run with you!
Written February 26, 2018
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JMak1984
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Solo
I had another incredible running tour experience. My guide Michael was professional, informed, pleasant, and helpful. I highly recommend this tour.
Written November 17, 2019
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CityRunningTours
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your City Running Tours experience!! Michael is one of our best guides!!
Written November 24, 2019
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zippyg2021
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Great run! I highly recommend.
David was quick to respond, open to last minute changes, well prepared and knowledgeable. Took us on a great run. T
bhambirdie
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Brooklyn Bridge Run
We met David for the Brooklyn Bridge Run early one morning on our short trip to visit the city during Christmastime
phillyburbsguy
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Another Great Run!
I recently did another personalized running tour with City Running Tours. I have done several tours in the past wi
Stephstrider
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Beautiful Run
This was a very fun run. I got to see some iconic places and find good places to run. Michael was very informative
uk_tom_11
uk_tom_11
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Bridge run
Really good run with Beth. Great organisation and communication in the lead-up to the day (despite my mail going to
elianat2020
elianat2020
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A unique and amazing way to see the city
A friend and I went on the tour and it was just us. It was a perfect day to start New Year's Eve. Our guide Michael
711vishwasb
711vishwasb
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Best way to see NYC
The idea of running to explore a city is really novel. This along with a nice conversation about the history and ev
theresad511
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Brooklyn Bridge Running Tour
My college roommate and I met in NYC right before Christmas. My present to her was the Brooklyn Bridge running tour
2antoinev
2antoinev
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Excellent experience!
I took the Brooklyn bridge running tour in December 2019 and really had a great experience. Although I live in New
jonab879
jonab879
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Amazing 10 mile 6am run in Manhattan!
I had one of my best runs ever in the busy Manhattan last weekend. My guide Michael was great and very nice. He gav
KatherineLeeming
KatherineLeeming
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Highlight of my NYC trip
This was hands down one of the highlights of my trip to NYC. As a casual runner, it was great to have the time on h
Elín Ruth R
Elín Ruth R
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Excellent time, highly recommended.
Running with Lou exceeded our expectation by far. Our guide Lou is energetic, friendly, motivating and very profess
Dane D
Dane D
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NYC Running tour
Michael was fantastic! My 13 yr old and I got to see a nice chunk of Central Park and picked up some history along
Born_To_Run_Tours
Born_To_Run_Tours
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Fantastic running tour over Brooklyn Bridge
This is just the best way to see a city and to learn stories about its past and present. David was a very friendly
b-b-t-m-f
b-b-t-m-f
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Manhattan and Brooklyn 10 mile running tour with Emma
Our tour guide Emma S took us on a great paced tour of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and into Central Park with well pl
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