The Central Park Run Tour
Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:00am and Sundays at 8:00am & 10:00am
Run Tour Summary
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 organized by the New York Road Runners. Central Park is a man-made urban park that was designed and constructed from 1858 to 1873 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. It is the most popular urban park in the United States with over 25 million visitors 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 run tour is one of our most popular, as you are immediately transported from a hectic, crowded city to a beautiful, green, bucolic oasis. You’ll run alongside local runners on paths and drives that will take you pass an endless amount of amazing sites. This running tour will leave you feeling invigorated and wanting to explore even more of what Central Park has to offer.
The course covers a distance of approximately 4.5 miles and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. We'll run on a combination of city sidewalks and running paths. We stop periodically to discuss notable historic and contemporary sights. Expect a small group that can range from 2 runners up to 12, so that no one is left behind and all can hear the guide. This is a sightseeing tour for runners, not a race.
We'll meet in front of the USS Maine Monument at the southwest entrance of Central Park. Your guide will be wearing a branded On Course Run Tours t-shirt or jacket. For more travel info go to the MTA Planner if traveling by subway
Wednesday & Friday tours depart at 7:00am and Sunday tours at 8:00am & 10:00am. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
We run rain or shine unless the weather conditions become dangerous. Your guide with contact you via email if a run tour must be cancelled due to weather. See the latest weather forecast
Refunds are issued up to 24 hours before the run tour. No refunds after 24 hours or for no-shows but your booking can be transferred to another available tour within 30 days. See FAQ's for more info.