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Central Park Running Tour

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    What to Expect
    “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.

    OFFERED: Thursdays at 7 am

    DISTANCE: 4 Miles/6.4 K

    TERRAIN: Sidewalk, Park Paths

    ELEVATION: Some Hills

    TOUR DURATION: Approx. 1.5 hours

    MEETING LOCATION: USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle (Entrance to Central Park at 59th Street and 8th Avenue)
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local, Professional guide
    • Running Tour
    • Water
    • Social experience
    • Photos
    • Running Guide will carry a small backpack to carry smaller items
    • Entry/Admission - Central Park
    • No coat/bag check
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed November 18, 2018

    My guide was Sarah. Sarah was very knowledgable and took me around severral of the landmarks and told me a bit about the history of the city. We ran around part of the marathon route and even saw some Sea Lions (wasn't expecting that). Sarah...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    cityrunningtoursnyc, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

    Thank you for the great review! Sarah raved about running with you as well. We appreciate you helping us spread the word!!

    Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

    First off, we visited in Aug 2017, but haven't managed to get a review written. This was one of the best things we did whilst visiting the Manhattan. Something different for two runners who wanted to sightsee. Our guide was Dina, who ensured we were...More

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    City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Your description of the experience made us feel as though your City Running Tour happened yesterday! We will be sure to let Dina know what you thought. We look forward to your next visit to...More

    Reviewed October 20, 2018

    I was in town seeing a friend (who doesn't run). I wanted to experience running the park and seeing the highlights without getting lost. Beth was a great guide and fun to run with!

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

    We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with Beth. She makes the park exciting for everyone!

    Reviewed October 7, 2018

    My run with Tara through Central Park with City Running Tours was one of the highlights of my NYC trip! Tara was a fabulous guide. She was friendly and knowledgeable about NY and things around Central Park. I learned lots of cool new things. I'm...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

    We are so excited you enjoy your City Running Tours experience with Tara. We really appreciate you taking time to leave this review! We look forward to running with you again in the future!!

    Reviewed October 1, 2018

    By the end of the run I felt like I could've had a new running buddy if I lived in New York. I was the only person on the tour but Angie was amazing and was a pleasure to visit with as we ran. Definitely,...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

    Angie is not only a great runner but such a nice person. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour!

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