Roosevelt Island is located just 950 feet from midtown Manhattan. Its a small island with just 2 miles in length and 800 ft in its maximum width. Its home to approximately 12,000 residents. Access to the island is limited with just one small vehicular bridge that connects with Queens, one subway line and a commuter tram. As a result, even though its part of Manhattan its considered a quiet suburb of the City.
We’ll meet at Tramway Plaza which is a small park below the Roosevelt Island Tram at E. 60th St. and Second Avenue. The fare for the tram is the cost of a subway ride which is $2.75 for a one-way trip. The duration for our 4 mile run tour will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. We'll run primarily on asphalt running paths with some city sidewalks. Car traffic is minimal.
Some of what you’ll see
- Breathtaking views of the Manhattan and the East River
- The Octagon, one of the original hospitals
- The Chapel of the Good Shepherd
- The Blackwell House
- The abandoned Smallpox Hospital
- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
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 stop periodically to view and discuss notable points of interest throughout the tour. You should be able to comfortably run 4 miles for this tour. The duration of the tour is approximately 1.15 hour. 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 meet at Tram Plaza no later than 8:15 AM to insure that we're all together on the tram. Any late comers will miss the tram and the tour. Travel to and from our meeting spot 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
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Schedule & Info
We’ll meet at Tramway Plaza which is a small park below the Roosevelt Island Tram at E. 60th St. and Second Avenue.
8:30 AM Eastern Time
We'll return to our starting point.