This is rated as the most scenic of our sightseeing running tours. It’s been called the heartland of New York City, an urban Eden. Local runners call it their home-base for marathon training and weekly races. Central Park is a man-made urban park that was designed and constructed from 1858 to 1873 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. With 843 acres, the park is the largest and most popular urban park in the United States. Over 25 million people visits the park each year to enjoy its running paths, expansive open fields, ponds, lakes, rolling hills, rambling woods, the zoo, restaurants, Shakespeare in the Park, and much more. It’s no wonder why the Central Park tour is our most popular, as you are immediately transported from a hectic, crowded city to a beautiful, green, bucolic oasis. Departure Times:Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00amSundays at 8:00am and 10:00amDescription
Immerse yourself into New York City’s countryside on a 5 mile run which will take you on the main drive, winding treelined paths and the bridal path which is where people used to ride horses and still do on occasion.
Some of what you’ll see
• Strawberry Fields
• Belvedere Castle
• The Great Lawn
• The Reservoir
• The Conservatory Water
• The Central Park Zoo
What to Expect
This is a group sightseeing running tour that will be led by a licensed NYC sightseeing guide who is also a certified running coach. To insure no one is left behind and that all can hear the guide we will run at an easy, conversation pace. We will make periodically stops to view and discuss notable points of interest throughout the tour. You should be able to comfortably run 5 miles for this tour. The duration of the tour is approximately 90 minutes. Although your guide will run with a backpack and can store small items for you such as phones or keys, we recommend bringing very little on the tour. As always, it's important to stay hydrated during a run, so please bring a small bottle of water. We will begin our tour right at the scheduled start time, however if you are running late please be sure to email or phone us no later than 10 minutes prior to the start. Travel to and from our tours is usually fastest via subway, so please bring a MetroCard.
What to Bring
• Try to bring as little as possible besides your water bottle!Highlights
: New York City, United StatesDuration
: 1 hour 30 minutes Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.