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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 June 20, 2018

    I'm not very good in English, but my guide explained very simple. He talked to me about New York City, some running events and took pictures of me. It was so great!!!!

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank Mariemartel2014
    feenmsheen12, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

    We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with City Running Tours! Thanks for the great review!!

    Reviewed June 11, 2018

    A great and active way to experience Central Park. My daughter and I had a tour with Tara, who was fun and had good information.

    Date of experience: June 2018
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    feenmsheen12, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

    Thank you for your review. We are glad you got your exercise and learned about the park. This is the reason we started the business

    Reviewed May 30, 2018

    My wife and I were in NYC and booked David for a guided running tour of Central Park. He met us at our hotel and took us on a little more than 5 mile run into central park and back. He explained history and pointed...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    feenmsheen12, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

    Thank you for the great review! We look forward to running with you again on your next trip!!

    Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

    Excellent and fit way to know Central Park. Although I have been to the park, it was great to have a host explain the history of the park. Angie was a fabulous and knowledgeable host offering interesting nuggets of info at various landmarks. Running thru...More

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    feenmsheen12, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

    Thanks for the review!

    Reviewed April 9, 2018

    As a runner it is always good to run somewhere different but today I have discovered runing tours and will certainly do another one when I go on holiday again - they are a great way to both discover new routes and learn about new...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    feenmsheen12, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

    Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking time to write it and excited you discovered the running tour concept.

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