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Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run

  • 2-hour Freedom Trail run
  • Guided 5K course through Boston
  • Learn about local history
Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run
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Saturday Run- 8:30amMost Popular
5K Freedom Trail run on Saturdays at 8:30am
Sunday Run- 8:30am
5K Freedom Trail run on Sundays at 8:30am
Friday Run- 2:30pm
5K Freedom Trail run on Fridays at 2:30pm
Run through American history on a guided, 2-hour running tour of the Freedom Trail that stops at 16 historic sites, and includes a drink and souvenir run shirt. Set an easy-going pace along the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course that runs from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument, and get an active take on Boston’s heritage.
What to Expect
Make your way to Boston Common, where this tour begins at the corner of Park Street and Tremont Street. Set out on a course that links Boston's historic landmarks, and stop at each site for roughly 4 or 5 minutes to catch your breath and learn about local history.

See the shiny dome of the Massachusetts State House, and find out who’s buried in the Granary Burying Ground, a Colonial site that’s hemmed in by modern buildings. Continue to King’s Chapel, and the Old South Meeting House, where rabble-rousing speakers helped incite the Boston Tea Party. Take in the Old State House, the Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, then keep up the pace as you run into Boston’s North End neighborhood.

Visit Paul Revere’s historic house and the Old North Church, where signal lanterns hung as Revere rode to warn American troops of an impending British attack. Pass Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, then cross into Charlestown, where you’ll see the historic USS Constitution, or ‘Old Ironsides,’ and the Bunker Hill Monument, which has panoramic views of the Boston waterfront.

At the end of the run, cool off with a drink, pick up a souvenir shirt, then return to downtown Boston by ferry, taxi, or public transport.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing idea!!

What a way to experience Boston!!!! Our guide was awesome (sorry I forgot his name). Great information, facts, entertaining stories! I loved every part of it, especially the ride on the ferry! And to get a tee shirt at that price?! Icing on the cake....More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great fun!

What a great way to explore the Freedom Trail! 8:30am start seemed a bit early, but given the heat and humidity, that was a great time to do the run. Finished by about 10am and then we were treated to drinks (your choice - water,...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ginger is an outstanding runner and guide!

We did this run as a family and couldn’t be happier. We had visited all the major stops along the Freedom Trail by 10am. Which means no crowds (equals great photo ops) light traffic, and nice weather. We had the rest of the day to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way to see the city!

This was my favorite sight-seeing activity in Boston. It was a fun and active way to see many of the Freedom Trail stops. Ginger was the best leader and made sure we were all feeling okay along the way (it was very hot!). The tour,...More

Thank Whitney L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun survey of main historical Boston attractions

I was worried that it would be a daunting 2hour, 5k. Instead, I was thoroughly enjoying the run and the fun history. Eddie and Ginger were great guides! I felt like I got my morning exercise, informative tour and fun companions all in one event....More

Thank RLiles
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10 August 2018|
Response from JOWEBSTER2018 | Reviewed this property |
I think they would be allowed but I’m not sure how easy it would be to navigate the streets, graveyards and cobbles... might be tricky with a big group but you could give it a go. Hope this helps!
10 August 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they’re prohibited, but I dont recommend bringing a stroller. The run is in the city, not on a dedicated trail. Lots of curb hopping and street crossing. The group can be large and there are lots of pedestrians... More
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