It’s been called the heartland of New York City, an urban Eden. Local runners call it their home-base for marathon training and weekly races. Central Park is a man-made urban park that was designed and constructed from 1858 to 1873 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. With 843 acres, the park is the largest and most popular urban park in the United States. Over 25 million people visits the park each year to enjoy its running paths, expansive open fields, ponds, lakes, rolling hills, rambling woods, the zoo, restaurants, Shakespeare in the Park, and much more. It’s no wonder why the Central Park tour is our most popular, as you are immediately transported from a hectic, crowded city to a beautiful, green, bucolic oasis.
Immerse yourself into New York City’s countryside on a 5 mile run which will take you on the main drive, winding treelined paths and the bridal path which is where people used to ride horses and still do on occasion.
Some of what you’ll see
- Strawberry Fields
- Belvedere Castle
- The Great Lawn
- The Reservoir
- The Conservatory Water
- The Central Park Zoo
This is a group running tour that will be led by a licensed NYC sightseeing guide who is also a certified running coach. To insure no one is left behind and that all can hear the guide we will run at an easy, conversation pace. We will make periodically stops to view and discuss notable points of interest throughout the tour. You should be able to comfortably run 5 miles for this tour. The duration of the tour is approximately 1 1/2 hours. Although your guide will run with a backpack and can store small items for you such as phones or keys, we recommend bringing very little on the tour. As always, it's important to stay hydrated during a run, so please bring a small bottle of water. We will begin our tour right at the scheduled start time, however if you are running late please be sure to email or phone us no later than 15 minutes prior to the start. Travel to and from our tours is usually fastest via subway, so please bring a MetroCard.
What to Bring
- Bottle of water
- Try to bring as little as possible besides your water bottle!
- Professional guide
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 18 years
- Each participant must sign our waiver prior to participating in the tour.
Terms & Conditions
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Schedule & Info
We'll meet in front of the USS Maine Monument at the southwest entrance of Central Park.
7:30 AM Departure on Fridays
8:00 AM Departure on Saturdays
The tour will end at the corner of Central Park South and 5th Ave. close the N,R,W Subway train.