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Central Park Running Tour provided by City Running Tours

Central Park Running Tour
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About
“Nature first, second, and third -- architecture after a while,” was the motto of the Central Park architects. It’s hard to imagine that everything in Central Park was put there by design, but that’s exactly what you’ll experience on The Lower Central Park running tour. The lower portion of the park features the most ambitious landscape architecture ever implemented in the United States and magically escorts the viewer out of the city and into a peaceful park surrounding.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 70-90 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 70-90 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30412P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local, Professional guide
  • Running Tour
  • Water
  • Social experience
  • Photos
  • Running Guide will carry a small backpack to carry smaller items
Exclusions
  • No coat/bag check
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
70–90 minutes
Departure details
  • Columbus Circle, Columbus Cir, New York, NY, USA Departure Point: USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle Address: 59th Street and Central Park West Directions: The closest subway stations to the start are the 1/A/C/B/D Trains to the Columbus Circle Subway Station (Subway Map: http://bit.ly/1gMhQxq).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a 4.5 mile (7 km) tour designed with exciting stops along the route to interest all runners and is paced to accommodate all running levels. The tour will approximately be 90 minutes in duration. There will not be a coat/bag check for this tour. Your running guide will be using a running backpack and will carry small items for you if necessary.
  • Please note this is not a race it is a running tour. The tour will be led at a casual, conversational pace suitable for all running abilities.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local, Professional guide
  • Running Tour
  • Water
  • Social experience
  • Photos
  • Running Guide will carry a small backpack to carry smaller items
Exclusions
  • No coat/bag check
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Columbus Circle, Columbus Cir, New York, NY, USA Departure Point: USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle Address: 59th Street and Central Park West Directions: The closest subway stations to the start are the 1/A/C/B/D Trains to the Columbus Circle Subway Station (Subway Map: http://bit.ly/1gMhQxq).
Duration
70–90 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a 4.5 mile (7 km) tour designed with exciting stops along the route to interest all runners and is paced to accommodate all running levels. The tour will approximately be 90 minutes in duration. There will not be a coat/bag check for this tour. Your running guide will be using a running backpack and will carry small items for you if necessary.
  • Please note this is not a race it is a running tour. The tour will be led at a casual, conversational pace suitable for all running abilities.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Columbus Circle
    Columbus Cir, New York, NY, USA
    Departure Point: USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle Address: 59th Street and Central Park West Directions: The closest subway stations to the start are the 1/A/C/B/D Trains to the Columbus Circle Subway Station (Subway Map: http://bit.ly/1gMhQxq).
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Columbus Circle
  • 1
    The Dakota
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bethesda Terrace
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bow Bridge
    Stop: 2 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The Ramble
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Belvedere Castle
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Seneca Village
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Cleopatra's Needle
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Central Park Zoo
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Nadine N
1 contribution
Fascinating Tour with an even better Guide
Aug 2021
The two hours run felt like half an hour, because it was just an amazing time. I learned so many stunning things in that short time you don't learn on many other tours. The guide was also very friendly and you could talk and chat with him very nice. It was a unique experience and I can recommend this tour to everyone who is staying in New York and wants to learn some things about the incredible Central Park.
Written 27 August 2021
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Jodi F
West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States28 contributions
A must do tour for runners when in NYC.
Loved the running tour of Central Park. What a great way to learn more about New York City and the park itself while being active and getting a nice run in.

David was a wonderful guide for the morning and I learned a lot of interesting information.

Highly recommend both David, this tour and this company.
Written 24 February 2020
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CityRunningTours
We LOVED!!! that you enjoyed your experience with David! Thanks for the fantastic review!!!
Written 25 February 2020
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Steph
3 contributions
Great Time
Feb 2020 • Family
David was a great tour guide. It was so fun to run through Central Park and also learn lots of things about it. I highlight recommend this tour!
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for leaving both reviews! We look forward to running with you again in the future!!
Written 23 February 2020
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AnneAbouchar
London, UK16 contributions
Fun and fast in Central Park
Dec 2019
Michael took my daughter and me on a fantastic run in Central Park, just before Christmas. Chatty and friendly, he made the miles fly by and fly we did. The fastest I have managed in a long, long time. A wonderul way to start the day!! Thanks!!
Written 13 January 2020
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CityRunningTours
We are so happy you decided to start your day with us! We loved running with you and look forward to the opportunity to do it again!!
Written 14 January 2020
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Gfunk03
Belfast53 contributions
Brilliant Running Tour
Nov 2019
I did the Central park 4 mile run with Jeff last week and loved it. I’m not a very fast runner but Jeff let me set the pace. He started by giving me an overview of the area and then we ran through various parts of the park, stopping to see attractions and hear the history of them and take photos. I had always wanted to run in Central Park but worried about getting lost and not being able to see much of it so this was the perfect way to do it – it was a run and a tour in one. If I go back to New York I will definitely book another running tour.
Written 25 November 2019
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Thank you for the great review!! We look forward to your next visit to the city!!!
Written 1 December 2019
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JMak1984
1 contribution
Amazing NYC Running Tour
Nov 2019 • Solo
I had another incredible running tour experience. My guide Michael was professional, informed, pleasant, and helpful. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 17 November 2019
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CityRunningTours
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your City Running Tours experience!! Michael is one of our best guides!!
Written 24 November 2019
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Estelle allen
2 contributions
City Run
Oct 2019 • Family
As a novice runner and visiting NYC I thought there was no better way to see Central Park but on foot so why not run , I found City Running Tours on line on made my booking . Really straight forward process with detailed information on return. I met my guide on the morning of my run and off we went , Michael was very patient with me as I just plod around lol , he gave me a run down of any places of interest along the route with great knowledge and some amazing photo opportunities. I would have no issue on recommending this tour company , I would have never have discovered how beautiful and the vastness of the park otherwise lol and if out on my own I probably have got lost or given up , Micheal was very friendly and chatted away , even if I couldn’t lol and the refreshments at the end were much appreciated.
Until next time thank you so much
Estelle - Craigavon Lakers NI
Written 1 November 2019
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CityRunningTours
Thank you Estelle!! We are so glad you found us and we got a chance to run with you!! We are happy you enjoyed our version on NYC!!!
Written 2 November 2019
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Katy F
2 contributions
Central Park tour With David
Oct 2019 • Friends
Central Park running tour on a beautiful October morning! My friend and I were the only people signed up for a Friday morning run with City Running Tours. Our guide, David, was great! He was very knowledgeable about not only the park, but the city in general and was happy to answer all of our many questions. He happily obliged our obsessive picture taking and silly poses. We even had to detour into a nearby Duane Reade for a quick purchase, and David didn’t mind at all. It was great to see so much of the Park, which we would have never been able to do on our own. David carried water and our personal items for us in his backpack which was really helpful. Plus, he carries other essentials in his pack, which ended up coming in extremely handy!

This is the second city where we have used City Running tours and highly, highly recommend them! It’s one of the best ways to explore a new place, and they are very well organized and reasonably priced. Thank you David and City Running Tours! This was definitely a highlight of our first trip to NYC!
Written 28 October 2019
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CityRunningTours
Thank you for the fantastic review!! And for the repeat business!! We look forward to your next trip to one of our cities!!
Written 29 October 2019
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Abdulrahaman A
Doha, Qatar118 contributions
Great Sightseeing Run
Best way to explore the breathtaking Central Park is with city running tour. mr michael cimino is elite athlete / marathoner and Knows Central Park routes very well. The 10K run passed very fast thanks to Michael engaging conversion on the park , culture , point of interests & architecture. I would certainly take the runs again.
Written 20 October 2019
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CityRunningTours
Thank you for the your fantastic review! Michael is one of our best guides. We look forward to your next tour!!
Written 21 October 2019
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Henry S
Kamp-Lintfort, Germany2 contributions
Excellent
My running tour on Central Park with Jeff was on the rainiest day of our stay in New York, and boy was it raining! Jeff showed many interesting things to me and knowledgeably answered my questions. We ran for considerably more than the ~6km I expected, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! A picture of Jeff and myself even made it onto your website...Thank you
Written 8 October 2019
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CityRunningTours
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We pride ourselves on always being ready to run regardless of weather especially if the clients want to run. We appreciate your business!!
Written 9 October 2019
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phillyburbsguy
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Another Great Run!
I recently did another personalized running tour with City Running Tours. I have done several tours in the past wi
Stephstrider
Stephstrider
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Beautiful Run
This was a very fun run. I got to see some iconic places and find good places to run. Michael was very informative
uk_tom_11
uk_tom_11
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Bridge run
Really good run with Beth. Great organisation and communication in the lead-up to the day (despite my mail going to
elianat2020
elianat2020
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A unique and amazing way to see the city
A friend and I went on the tour and it was just us. It was a perfect day to start New Year's Eve. Our guide Michael
711vishwasb
711vishwasb
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Best way to see NYC
The idea of running to explore a city is really novel. This along with a nice conversation about the history and ev
theresad511
theresad511
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Brooklyn Bridge Running Tour
My college roommate and I met in NYC right before Christmas. My present to her was the Brooklyn Bridge running tour
2antoinev
2antoinev
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Excellent experience!
I took the Brooklyn bridge running tour in December 2019 and really had a great experience. Although I live in New
jonab879
jonab879
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Amazing 10 mile 6am run in Manhattan!
I had one of my best runs ever in the busy Manhattan last weekend. My guide Michael was great and very nice. He gav
KatherineLeeming
KatherineLeeming
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Highlight of my NYC trip
This was hands down one of the highlights of my trip to NYC. As a casual runner, it was great to have the time on h
Elín Ruth R
Elín Ruth R
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Excellent time, highly recommended.
Running with Lou exceeded our expectation by far. Our guide Lou is energetic, friendly, motivating and very profess
Dane D
Dane D
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NYC Running tour
Michael was fantastic! My 13 yr old and I got to see a nice chunk of Central Park and picked up some history along
Born_To_Run_Tours
Born_To_Run_Tours
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Fantastic running tour over Brooklyn Bridge
This is just the best way to see a city and to learn stories about its past and present. David was a very friendly
b-b-t-m-f
b-b-t-m-f
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Manhattan and Brooklyn 10 mile running tour with Emma
Our tour guide Emma S took us on a great paced tour of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and into Central Park with well pl
Ansatterlee
Ansatterlee
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Great Running Tour
Loved doing this running tour in NYC today! David, my tour guide, did an excellent job of pointing out historic an
Amy H
Amy H
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What a great tour
I had David as a guide. He was fantastic. Very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about NY and he had great suggestions
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