Running in Central Park

by Elena on September 26, 2012 in Fitness,Travel

Central Park is one of the most iconic sites in New York City. Situated like an oasis between the skyscrapers, this massive expanse of green is a haven for New Yorkers and tourists….and runners.

Running in Central Park feels like a rite of passage for a runner. Or maybe just for me.

First of all, Central Park is MASSIVE. There are a zillion different ways and routes for runners in Central Park. From road to trail to sidewalk, every runner can find their perfect route.

But for me? I found my perfect running route in Central Park.

Running in Central Park | Ciao Mom

Lap after lap after lap around the Reservoir. I have never been so happy to run in circles.

Three loops. 4.77 miles.

One happy me.

What about you? Where is your happy running (or walking, or just “being”) place?

Ciao Mom

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Charlotte September 26, 2012 at 4:15 am

There is this trail in Baltimore called the NCR Railroad Trail. It’s not even very beautiful. It’s flat, its long, its nothing special, really… But I find such peace every time I run there.

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Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness September 26, 2012 at 4:59 am

Right now my favorite running spot is anywhere new and different. I feel like I run the same few routes all the time. One of my favorite runs was in DC. I loved running through the city. Running in Central Park is on my bucket list.

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama September 26, 2012 at 5:13 am

Beautiful! My favorite spot is along the seacoast. I can stare at the water/beach for hours.

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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf September 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

I love running in Central Park. That’s the first place that I started running consistently and felt like a runner. The reservoir is beautiful. I also love running along the West Side Highway. Nice and flat :-)

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Sarah Kay Hoffman September 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

I live in the BAy Area, so back when I used to run….everywhere! There is not a bad place to run out here!

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