Running in Central Park, New York City, USA

Spectacular running routes

A trip away does not have to mean that your running is neglected. Why not take advantage of your travel opportunities by running on one of the world's best running routes?

Distance: 6 miles (9.65km).

Central Park is pretty much synonymous with runners and joggers, and contains over 800 acres of space in the heart of Manhattan – making it one of the world’s most popular places to run. It’s even worth running a section of it just to check out some of the Central Park regulars!

One of the best runs to go for is the Full Loop Course, which is just over 6 miles long. It starts at East Drive at East 90th Street and heads north around the north end of the park, before turning and heading south, passing the Tavern on the Green (the famous finishing point of the ING New York City Marathon), and continuing around the south end of the park.

Top tips: There a whole host of running spots in Central Park and these are mapped out on the useful New York Road Runners site ( Also, in order not to incur the wrath of other park users, it’s a good idea to stay in the innermost recreation lane when running!

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