Back in the 19th century, Manhattan’s western shoreline was congested with endless rows of piers for cargo ships, passenger ships, ferries and many other vessels crucial to trade and the economy. You could barely see the river and there was very little open space. As time went on other forms of transportation were favored which led to closure of the piers. Many were left abandon and in disrepair. Then in 1998 NYC approved ground breaking for a park. Most of the old piers were removed and replaced with new, landscaped piers which changed the shoreline into an oasis for a still very hectic city. In 2003 the first section of Hudson River Park was opened and now it stretches for 4.5 miles from Battery Park up to 59th Street. With a total of 550 acres, it is the second biggest park in Manhattan.
There will be no shortage of historic points of interest to see and learn about during this 5 mile run as we begin in Chelsea and end on the Upper West Side. The course will primarily follow asphalt running paths.
Some of what you’ll see
- Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island
- Battery Park City
- Brookfield Place
- World Trade Center
What to Expect
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
- 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 at the Whitehall Terminal by the entrance to the Staten Island Ferry in front of the entrance to the #1 subway.
10:00 AM Departures on Saturdays
We will end at the corner of W. 14th St. and 8th Avenue by the entrance to the A,C,E,L subway.