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Running Tours of NYC – A Guide to the Best Running Tours of the City

Let the city take your breath away, both figuratively and literally with these running tours of NYC!

In this blog we’ll be looking at three different running tour providers, seeing both why you should get involved in a running tour of New York City and which provider is best for you!

First, we have City Running Tours.

City Running Tours ranks at #13 of outdoor activities in NYC, on TripAdvisor.

This large running company provides tours all over America, but we’re not talking about running in Chicago or Seattle, we’re interested in New York. 6 varied and interesting tours are run in New York, as well as the option for personalised running tours.

What’s on offer?

  • Crossroads of the World Run – $40
  • Culture Clash Run – $45
  • The Village Run – $45
  • Central Park Run – $40
  • Brooklyn Bridge Run – $40
  • America’s Roots – $40

As you can see City Running Tours have a variety of option all over the city, so you’ll get the chance to see the sights you want to see while having an invigorating run. The running tours are held in the mornings and afternoons to allow for work schedules. This fantastic running company boasts a 5-star rating out of 5 with a certificate of excellence on TripAdvisor, so you know you’d be in safe hands.

Next, there is On the Course Run Tours.

Ranking in at #53 in outdoor activities on TripAdvisor, On Course, Run Tours is a great way to take in New York City. On Course, Run Tours has 4 brilliant tours that let you experience New York differently with each tour.

What’s on offer?

  • The Brooklyn Bridge Run – Most Popular!
  • Central Park Run – Most Scenic!
  • Hudson River Run – Best Workout!
  • The Bridges Run – Expansive Views!

These tours are all 4.5 miles long and are a great way to see more of New York City while keeping healthy at the same time. All tours are priced at $40 per runner. On the Course, Run Tours has a very positive TripAdvisor rating of 5/5 but it should be considered the business has a limited amount of reviews but it has also received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor.

Lastly, there’s Fit Tours NYC.

Fit Tours NYC is the highest ranking of the tour providers in this blog on TripAdvisor, ranking at #11 of outdoor activities in NYC.

So why such a good rating?

That’s because of this Central Park-based running tour incorporates sightseeing into a fun and refreshing workout! With three amazing runs to choose from, ditch the boring treadmill and experience the beautiful Central Park.

What’s on offer?

  • Central Park 5K Fun Run
  • Power Hour Run
  • 5K Core Tour

As you can see there are options for a more intense or a more relaxed workout. Our tour guides are friendly, informative and will accommodate all levels of ability. All of the tours are priced at $39. A very well reviewed tour option with 5/5 stars on TripAdvisor also own a certificate of excellence awarded by TripAdvisor.

In summary, all providers have very strong reviews and provide similar services. Although if you are looking for a wider range of places to run then On Course Run Tours and City Running Tours are likely better options as they both cover areas all around the city with Fit Tours NYC being based only in Central Park.

However, if you’re looking for something unique the exercise in Central Park as part of the tour for Fit Tours NYC might be for you. If you are looking for a tailored experience you’ll want to run with City Running Tours, thanks to their Runcierge or personalised running tours allowing you to pick the day, time, distance and sights you want to see on your run.

Due to the fact, the pricing is all fairly consistent, with City Running Tours coming out slightly more expensive on specific tours, I would suggest that any of these running tour operators would be a great choice!

For more unmissable things to do and see, check out our guide to the best New York tours.

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