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City Running Tours - Boston

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Address: 99 Chauncy St, Boston, MA 02111-1703
Phone Number: 877.415.0058
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Running is part of the fabric of this city. Boston is the home of the...

Running is part of the fabric of this city. Boston is the home of the world’s oldest annual Marathon, and its population routinely ranks among the nations fittest cities. The Charles River is blessed with the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bicycle Path, a paved loop stretching from the Science Museum upstream nine miles to Watertown on both sides of the river. This route, among many others are meticulously maintained which makes it possible to run outdoors in Boston even through the bitter New England winters. The city is small enough is size that a ten mile run can get you from Brookline to Cambridge and back, but not so small that there’s ever a shortage of great running routes. The combination of the youth and history of Boston make it a world-class city and dream destination for runners.With our personalized runs you choose how far you would like to run, what areas and sights you would like to see and we customize a run based on that information. Your personal running guide will meet you at the location where you are staying to take you on your run. We will 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. Our personalized runs take place 7 days a week, all year long excluding Christmas day and Thanksgiving.Group RunsLead by the knowledgeable guides of City Running Tours, this tour will be about 5 miles long and at a casual pace to suit all running levels. There will be stops along the way to take in the scenery and talk about the landscape. This run includes bag and coat check and a bottle of water. You will be responsible for your arrival to and departure from the meeting location.

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City Running Tours is the best way to see Boston!

Running through the city with Brian was such a blast. He is so knowledgeable about the history of the city. Along with loads of cool facts, he throws in some jokes and also takes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Orlando, Florida

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Running through the city with Brian was such a blast. He is so knowledgeable about the history of the city. Along with loads of cool facts, he throws in some jokes and also takes photos of guests in different locations so you can remember the experience. He made sure we were going at a pace that was comfortable for us... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brian is amazing! No one else booked the tour that I picked. He didn't cancel, I got a private tour of the city! Hands down this was the highlight of my tour. Getting a historic guide and such interesting facts to run with all around the back bay. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks for an amazing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Seaport Beer Run was truly a highlight of our trip to Boston. Brian was a great tour guide. We learned so much and saw many of Boston's landmarks. Then, we had a great tour and tasting at Harpoon Brewery. Brian was interesting and informative and we enjoyed getting to know the other runners as well. Highly recommend this tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This was a great way to see the city! Our guide, Brian, did a great job giving us a history of the city of Boston. It was a fun and unique experience and we would highly recommend it!

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My sister and I did this run while she was in town visiting. It's a great addition to a Boston trip. Our guide was really informative and friendly and I learned things about Boston I'd been asking natives about for months. The route was great and the beer afterwards is very welcome. I would recommend for tourists or for runners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did the Seaport beer run. Our guide Brian was friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable. The run was the perfect combination of historical knowledge and fun facts about the city of Boston. Loved ending the run at the harpoon brewery! Brian not only knew all the great spots for pictures, he took all the pictures with his... More 

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Traverse City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Awesome way to see a new city! My sister and I ran with Brian on June 25, and we were thoroughly impressed! He had a wealth of knowledge of Boston's history-we learned far more about the city's inner workings and history than we could have imagined. Brian also took us by and gave us recommendations on things to do/places to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Brian was great and very knowledgeable. From answering questions prior to the trip to being a great host, the run was a great experience. Combining fitness with a little history was a great way to see a part of the city that I purposely did not visit. Not only did I learn a ton, but it was very enjoyable. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time with City Running Tours! I have to say, hands down, it was the best part of our trip! Brian, our tour guide was very professional and was very knowledgeable on Boston's history. We hit every major stop along our run. Brian gave us some excellent restaurant recommendations and pointed them out along the way. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My teenage daughter and I did the running tour of Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. Brian was our guide. It was a great tour – we learned a lot and had great fun. It was very interesting to do a tour while also running. The t-shirts are great, too – an excellent souvenir to take back to Virginia.

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Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.