Whether you’re visiting New York City, running the marathon or just inspired by the thousands of people that just ran by your apartment, check out these great spots for a run in the Big Apple!
Experience the stunning landscapes in the heart of Manhattan while touring one of the 10 most visited tourist attractions in the world! Check out the 6-mile loop or get in a shorter run around the reservoir. This one speaks for itself.
Van Cortland Park (VCP)
Located in the Bronx, the hallowed grounds of Van Cortlandt Park provide serene trails and years of running tradition. VCP is the home to the country’s first public golf course and is a destination race course for cross country athletes of all ages. With Van Cortlandt Park’s storied past, it’s no surprise VCP Hall of Famers include Olympians Marty Liquori, Alberto Salazar and Matt Centrowitz, father of Matthew the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist over 1500m. Follow in the footsteps of legends with an easy run or final tune-up workout on the VCP trails!
Staying in Brooklyn? Meet your friends by the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch and check out Prospect Park for a peaceful easy run. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the architects of Central Park, it has the beauty of Central Park without as many tourists!
See New York City from a different perspective by planning a run across one of the cities many historic bridges. You can check off 6-miles by going across the Brooklyn Bridge and back on the Manhattan Bridge or run to New Jersey across the George Washington Bridge! Be wary of the uphill challenge that these bridges provide, especially right before race day!
Want to see the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center while the sun sets? Run along the Hudson for some breathtaking views that even lifelong Manhattan residents will appreciate. The Hudson River Greenway stretches from Battery Park on the south end of Manhattan and as far north as the Bronx, so it’s easy to access regardless of your location! Starting at Battery Park gives you the option to go north along the East River path to connect to a scenic bridge run!