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America's Roots Running Tour

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    What to Expect
    Explore the roots of America through events that occurred in New York City from the time the city was an early Dutch Settlement, through British Rule, Revolution and the birth of a new Nation.  You will see how immigration influenced and made up the very foundation of the city.  People from around the world came at different times and for different reasons, but all left and continue to leave their marks on business, politics, food, neighborhood life and the very character of New York. Some stops include the Wall Street, Fraunces Tavern, City Hall, Rhinelander Sugar House, the African Burial Ground, Trinity Church and more.

    OFFERED: Fridays at 8 am

    DISTANCE: 4.5 Miles/7K

    TERRAIN: Street, Sidewalk, Belgian Blocks


    TOUR DURATION: Approx. 1.5 hours

    MEETING LOCATION: Castle Clinton Memorial
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Departure Time
    8:00 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 - Statue of Liberty
    • Entry/Admission - Seaport District NYC
    • No coat/bag check
    • No Hotel Pick Up
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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 July 23, 2019 via mobile

    If you’re a real runner, you already know how awesome conversations are during a run. But this was truly exceptional! I met Beth P. on a rainy day, which scared off all the other runners :). We started at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    cityrunningtoursnyc, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

    Thank you for your fantastic review! Beth is one of our best guides and we are so happy you enjoyed your City Running Tours experience!!

    Reviewed February 20, 2019

    I live in New York and have always wanted to learn more about the history of the city, especially when it comes to the streets I walk down and the buildings I walk by everyday. I was more blown away by my guide David's knowledge...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    cityrunningtoursnyc, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

    One of our favorite things is running with locals. When David mentioned that you live in the city we were very excited and happy that David was available to run with you. Thank you for the review and maybe we will get a chance to...More

    Reviewed September 16, 2018

    I had a delightful morning run with Sarah around downtown on the American Roots tour. We covered a lot of ground and stopped at both well and lesser known locations for discussion and photo ops. I’ve been converted - I’m only taking running tours from...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    City Running To... N, Owner at City Running Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

    Thank you for both of your fantastic reviews! Sarah is one of our best!! We look forward to your next tour!!!

    Reviewed May 10, 2018

    I had a great running tour with David! He shared a ton of interesting history, was engaging in his story telling and stitched the founding of NYC, and our nation, together. I would recommend this to any history nerds who like to keep learning whether...More

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

    Thank you for the fantastic review!! David really is so knowledgable. Glad you enjoyed the experience!

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