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Central Park Sightseeing Running Tour

  • Break a sweat and sightsee simultaneously on this running tour
  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way to discover
  • See park highlights like Strawberry Fields, the Great Lawn, and more
Central Park Sightseeing Running Tour
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Enjoy Central Park’s wealth of greenery, tranquil ambiance, and highlight sights on this two-in-one sightseeing and running tour. Meet your guide—a trained running coach—and set off with just a small group for company. You’ll run the 5-mile (8-kilometer) trail at a conversational pace, and will pause for sightseeing stops. See the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Great Lawn, and more—and learn more about the park’s history from your guide.
What to Expect
The Course

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!
Reviews (6)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile
Central park run

I ran with Sam yesterday and had a great time. The run through central park was the perfect way to see the park. Sam planned a great route and stopped to give history throughout the park. This was a great experience and on my next...More

Thank kkasun11
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Experience Central Park in the best way

On the day of running it was raining and my guide Sam had three cancellations so I had the privilege to be alone with my guide. Sam was an excellent guide with a lot of knowledge about Central Park and it’s history. It was my...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank elenaniemela
Reviewed 3 March 2018
A great way to see the park!

It was amazing how well Sam integrated the fitness, economic, engineering, art and cultural aspects of Central Park into a 5 mile run! I saw some of the contemporary highlights and historical hidden gems. Later in my stay in the city I was confident navigating...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank pafhurley
Reviewed 11 February 2018

What a great way to infuse culture into a morning run. Sam was a great tour leader who provided insights into the history of the park. He was intentional about pointing out details only a New York runner would know! I'm excited to do another...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Josh K
Sam P, Manager at On Course Run Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

It was a pleasure running with you Josh. Hope you and your wife had a great time in NYC!

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Highly recommended

You probably need to be an avid runner, people person, with knowledge of or interest in local history, to operate a running tour. Sam possesses all three traits. I enjoyed my Central Park tour. I was the only client on the particular Saturday morning. I...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank FrankHWu
Sam P, Manager at On Course Run Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Many thanks for your review Frank and thank you for sharing the details on your experience! I'm very happy to get a "highly recommended" rating from you. :-) Hope to run with you again next time you're in NYC!

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