Central Park Highlights Running Tour

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Experience the magic of New York City on the Central Park Highlights Running Tour. Lace up your running shoes and embark on a thrilling 5K run through the iconic Central Park. As you navigate the winding paths and rolling hills, you'll make brief stops at some of the park's most beloved landmarks, including Bethesda Fountain, The Mall and Literary Walk, the John Lennon Memorial & Imagine Mosaic, Belvedere Castle, Alice in Wonderland Statue, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Along the way, you'll learn fascinating facts about the history of this green oasis and capture breathtaking photos. Leave the monotonous hotel treadmill behind and join this exhilarating running adventure that combines fitness and exploration in the heart of New York City. Don't miss out on the chance to Go Running in Central Park!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • "Casual paced 5K run tour"
  • "Brief stops to take pictures and discuss points of interest"
  • "Bethesda Fountain and the John Lennon Memorial"
  • "Views from the highest point in Central Park"
  • "Running along the world famous running path"
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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Experience the vibrant energy of New York City while staying active with the Central Park Highlights Running Tour. Join us for this casual paced 5K run through Central Park, where we combine exercise and exploration. As you jog along the winding paths and rolling hills, you'll pass by some of Central Park's most iconic locations. Our knowledgeable guide will make brief stops along the way to share fascinating stories about the history of this beloved green space. Get ready to discover hidden gems and take in breathtaking sights, including Bethesda Fountain, The Mall and Literary Walk, the John Lennon Memorial & Imagine Mosaic, and many more. Leave the monotony of the hotel treadmill behind and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Central Park.

What to expect?

During this 75-minute tour, you can expect an engaging and informative experience. The average pace of the run is around 9:30 to 10 minutes per mile, allowing for comfortable jogging and ample time to soak up the surroundings. Unlike a regular run, this tour encourages you to take pictures and discuss points of interest along the way. It's not about breaking personal best times but rather about enjoying the journey and learning about the park's rich history. Whether you're a seasoned runner or prefer a leisurely jog, this tour offers an inclusive and enjoyable experience for participants of all fitness levels.

Who is this for?

The Central Park Highlights Running Tour welcomes both locals and tourists looking to explore Central Park in a unique way. Whether you're a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a family, this tour is designed for anyone interested in combining exercise with sightseeing. Runners of all abilities can join and participate at their own comfortable pace. If you're eager to discover the history, beauty, and hidden gems of Central Park while staying active, then this tour is definitely for you.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Central Park Highlights Running Tour offers a one-of-a-kind experience that combines fitness, exploration, and learning. Our experienced guides provide entertaining and informative commentary throughout the tour, making the journey not only physically rewarding but intellectually stimulating as well. By joining this tour, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Central Park's significance and its role as an oasis in the heart of bustling New York City. Leave the tourist crowds behind and embrace the joy of running through this iconic park, knowing that you're in the hands of passionate guides who can offer unique insights and anecdotes about each landmark.

Good to know

This 5K running tour takes place daily, with the meeting point at Central Park South. The tour duration is approximately 75 minutes, providing plenty of time to experience the park's highlights. The average pace of the run is around 9:30 to 10 minutes per mile, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable journey. Don't worry about breaking personal best times; this tour is all about savoring the beauty of Central Park and discovering its fascinating history. Remember to bring your camera to capture the picturesque scenery and iconic landmarks along the way.


Participants of the Central Park Highlights Running Tour have praised the blend of exercise and education. Many have appreciated the knowledgeable guides who provide interesting facts about each point of interest, allowing them to appreciate the park's history in a whole new way. Reviewers have also enjoyed the comfortable pace, making the tour accessible to individuals with varying fitness levels. Overall, customers have found this running tour to be a refreshing and engaging experience, combining the joy of running with the beauty of Central Park.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Bethesda Fountain

Don't plan to break your personal best time on this casual run, during which you'll make brief stops along the way to take pictures and discuss points of interest. Average pace time is 9:30/10 minutes per mile. No treadmill can compare!

Central Park's Literary Walk

(Pass by)

Jog through

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

Make a brief stop to talk about the history and take photos

Belvedere Castle

Take in the views from the highest point in Central Park and highlight the surrounding areas

Alice in Wonderland Statue

Stop to take photos and discuss the history of this famous attraction

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

Run along the world famous running path, stop briefly to take in the views and take photos.



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100% recommend this. Whatever your pace, the whole group stuck together. So interesting and informative. Loved it. And it was almost 2 hours so definite value for money.


Had a great tour of Central Park in the winter sunshine with Carly. She was very knowledgeable about some of the more interesting and unusual features of the Park, and was a good listener too! We took in lots of the sights like Belvedere Castle and the Mad Hatters tea party, and even saw the seals and the animal clock in the zoo. Carly set a comfortable pace; get yourself on this tour.


This tour was absolutely fantastic! Carly was lovely and very knowledgeable of the park. Running around Central Park and learning all about it was the best way to end my trip to New York. I would 100% recommend.


The run was the highlight of my stay in New York. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly and the run was at just the right pace. She took lots of photographs and sent them to me on WhatsApp. Highly recommended.


This was one of my best run ever! Emily was just fantastic! I had the most fantastic run with Emily who picked me up at my hotel and run in my proposed pace and told me lots of interesting and fun facts about NY and Central Park. And had me back at my hotel on the very minute as planned. I am so grateful for the super quick response I got on my e-mail request, even on a weekend and the support and flexibility with booking a time outside ordinary schedule. This exceeded and surpassed all my expectations! I will highly recommend this experience to all runners, beginners or athletes. I can just assume that this is the same all over the world. I will for sure book another run where ever I am in the world. Amazing to book a buddy in a city where you are alone. I am sure you will not regret the experience - just book it!


Our park run yesterday morning was really an excellent experience & a unique way to see Central Park. I would highly recommend. The information shared by our excellent tour guide was fantastic, taking photo breaks along the way on a beautiful NYC morning - these are memories that will last!


This morning 5K fun run tour is fantastic. If you want to get energized by the run (very relaxed, suitable for all running levels) and learn loads of interesting things about Central park, this is exactly what you get. Loved it!


We really enjoyed the run and explanations about the places. Highly recommend for a family day start


Great communication! We ran in the rain because we were only in New York a few days and all rainy. Despite the rain it still was an amazing experience. Krisztina was professional, informative, energetic and fun! Mike also showed up to take our pictures then shared them after the run! A+++


One of the best activities in NYC, I had great info about Central Park, Angelina was a great guide, nice runner with amazing info. Recommended and will do it again.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 10:23