Crossroads of the World Running Tour

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Experience the vibrant energy of Times Square on the Crossroads of the World Running Tour! Join us for an exhilarating 4-mile run through this iconic district as we explore the history and development of the neighborhood. Marvel at the towering skyscrapers, bustling restaurants, and legendary theaters that have turned Times Square into a symbol of American culture. From the historic Grand Central Terminal to the magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral, each stop on this 90-minute tour is filled with fascinating stories and architectural wonders. Don't miss the chance to run through the heart of New York City and see why Times Square truly is the "Crossroads of the World"!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 2-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • "Explore the iconic Times Square"
  • "Discover the historic Grand Central Terminal"
  • "Marvel at the stunning Rockefeller Center"
  • "Visit the famous United Nations Headquarters"
  • "Admire the beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral"
  • Social experience
  • Local guide
  • Water
  • Running guide will carry a small backpack to carry smaller items
  • Photos
  • Running tour
  • No coat/bag check
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of New York City's iconic Times Square on the Crossroads of the World Running Tour. This 90-minute tour takes you on a captivating journey through the history and development of the neighborhood, showcasing its famous theaters, restaurants, train stations, and parks. As you explore the bustling streets, you'll discover why Times Square has earned its reputation as the epicenter of culture, entertainment, and excitement.

What to expect?

During the Crossroads of the World Running Tour, expect to embark on a 4-mile adventure through the heart of Times Square. Led by knowledgeable guides, you'll witness the transformation of the neighborhood as you make various stops along the way. Marvel at the iconic Grand Central Terminal, a historical landmark that has stood the test of time. Experience the grandeur of Rockefeller Center, named after its visionary developer, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. And of course, soak in the dazzling sights and sounds of Times Square itself, which has captured the nation's imagination since it was renamed in 1904.

Who is this for?

This running tour is perfect for history buffs, avid runners, and anyone looking to experience the vibrant essence of Times Square firsthand. Whether you're a local New Yorker or a visitor from afar, the Crossroads of the World Running Tour welcomes individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're passionate about architecture, intrigued by the city's rich history, or simply want to get your heart pumping while exploring one of the world's most famous destinations, this tour is designed with you in mind.

Why book this?

What sets the Crossroads of the World Running Tour apart is its unique blend of exercise, cultural immersion, and historical storytelling. This tour offers a refreshing and invigorating way to discover the heart and soul of Times Square. Sweat it out while gaining insights into the neighborhood's fascinating past and present. With each step, you'll feel the energy of the city pulsating through you, inspiring you to keep exploring and embracing the essence of New York.

Good to know

Before joining the tour, make sure to wear comfortable athletic attire and shoes suitable for running. The tour starts and ends at the Asics Times Square location at 120 West 42nd Street, conveniently located at the crossroads of 6th Avenue. Remember to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the run. The tour lasts 90 minutes, offering a comprehensive and enjoyable experience for participants.


Previous participants of the Crossroads of the World Running Tour have raved about the knowledgeable guides who manage to seamlessly intertwine history, architecture, and fitness into one unforgettable experience. Visitors praised the unique perspective gained from running through the iconic landmarks, allowing them to see the city in a whole new light. Overall, the tour received rave reviews for its blend of physical activity, cultural immersion, and passionate storytelling.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Grand Central Terminal

While Grand Central Terminal stands today as one of New York City's most famous landmarks, it was by no means the first railroad station in New York City. In fact, the current structure is neither the first to claim the name "Grand Central" or to occupy the present location at 42nd and Park.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center was named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who leased the space from Columbia University in 1928 and developed it from 1930.

Times Square

Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square entered the nation's consciousness in 1904, when it was renamed after the New York Times building that became the cornerstone of the new district.

Tudor City

"Tudor City" takes its name from England's Tudor Dynasty (1485-1603) a Golden Age of Arts and Letters. Before Tudor City, tenements and slums dominated the area, which bordered a power plant and slaughterhouses, along First Avenue on the East River.

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United Nations Headquarters

The idea for the UN was espoused in declarations signed at the wartime Allied conferences in Moscow, Cairo, and Tehran in 1943.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral was opened formally on May 25, 1879. The newspapers hailed the new Cathedral as “the noblest temple ever raised in any land to the memory of Saint Patrick, and as the glory of Catholic America.”



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Amy H

I had David as a guide. He was fantastic. Very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about NY and he had great suggestions. We covered a lot of ground. I am not a particularly fast runner but we were able to go at the speed I was comfortable with.


Booked City Running Tours for my visit to NYC,my first run was with Tara, Crossroads of the World run, was a brilliant run, Tara was very pleasant and so easy to talk too, plenty of info about NYC, would recommend City Running Tours,


Can totally recommend the Crossroads of the World running tour. My son and I did the tour with Angie and Shelly, who were really friendly and showed us some of the bits of NYC we would have missed and told us lots of interesting facts. Run was nice and relaxed, like running with friends. A great way to start the day

Alice F

The guide was really nice and kind! The schedule correct, all destinations were wonderful, and we did the running tour in a small rain and a cold day! The team sent me an e-mail previously about the probability to rain, and to be prepared to it, and it was really nice! I hardly recommend!!!
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