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RunBoston Running Tours

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Address: 700.5 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2813
Phone Number: 617-575-9077
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RunBoston takes people on running tours of Boston and Cambridge. Our guides...

RunBoston takes people on running tours of Boston and Cambridge. Our guides will take you on a scenic tour of your choice, helping you see Boston on the go. Select any of our popular pre-mapped courses, or ask us to customize one, based on the sites you want to see while in Beantown. We can run you through historic Boston, pointing out the sites all the way, or just give you some company on your traveling training runs.

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A fun time running in Boston

We had a tour with Wayne. He has a great knowledge of the history of the city. Running in the heart of the historical parts of the city was a bit tough with all the people, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Amanda S

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a tour with Wayne. He has a great knowledge of the history of the city. Running in the heart of the historical parts of the city was a bit tough with all the people, but Wayne made it a lot of fun and we got to stretch it out a bit at the latter half of our run.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my second time running with Wayne!! Enjoyed it so much the first time, decided to run again. It's always fun to have someone to run with especially when it's a long run and you don't know where you are. He pointed out new areas and made sure I was safe ! Recommend it highly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very interesting experience running together with Wayne. From the first moment you fill completelly integrated in Boston! he tries to share you the history from Boston and all the important points. He adapts completelly the route and fells you very confortable. I recommend everybody who likes histoy, sport and visiting a city with someone who knows perfectly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wayne, the Chief Running Officer of RunBoston, was so informative and friendly that I hardly noticed we were running the hills of Boston. He has stories about every area or landmark we saw, either running by or stopping to look, and is engaging in his commentary. He was terrific at keeping me to my pace and goal distance. And he... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

It was a great experience to discover the historic part of Boston this way. I really enjoyed learning about the history of the city and having time to ask questions at the various stops at the important and the nice places. I really felt that my tor guide Wayne loves the city and recommended some of the "must see" places.... More 

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Denver, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I was fortunate enough to be able to go two running tours Saturday April 23rd and Sunday April 24th. The weather, route and tour guides (Katherine and Wayne respectively) were FANTASTIC. Run was tailored to me and the information was flowing freely. I will be looking for running tours everywhere I go now! Don't hesitate just do it!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I was so excited my friend found this tour for me when we were researching what to do in Boston. I wanted to see some historical sites but the runner in me also really wanted to run over the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Wayne let me do both!!! I did the custom tour running 6 miles through historic... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Excellent experience. I enjoyed the places we run into, the story of the city and the visit of its most iconic sites. It was fun, interesting and I could run at my own pace.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to find a running tour associated with the Boston Marathon Route. Wayne's knowledge of the history and route paired with his story telling abilities kept us entertained throughout the run. He was attentive to our running abilities and provided with us encouragement and pointers for future running. Wayne also shared information about other highlights of Boston.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The RunBoston Running Tour was amazing and so much fun! I was hesitant about signing up, but SO incredibly glad that I did. It was one of my favorite parts of my first ever trip to Boston! Katherine took me to all different parts of the city, providing history, highlights, recommendations, and stopped to take pictures wherever I wanted. She... More 

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Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.