Our tour guide was Aaron. He was excellent. We made the run through most parts of the West Village and Soho and Chelsea. He was very knowledgeable about everything. I lived here half my life and even I didn't know about certain places he brought us to. He offered to take pics, asked us if the pace was good, and was great with guiding us all throughout the town. The $25.00 fee I feel is VERY competitive rate as most 5K runs/races will charge you at least $50.00. I will definitely be running with City Running Tours again. I hope they have more 5K runs for other parts of NYC scheduled. I would highly recommend them.