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Central Park 5K Fun Running Tour

New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Michael

60 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Perfect for locals who like to run in Central Park but don't know anything other than the main roadway! We go "sight running" and do it before the crowds arrive. We run at a casual, non-competitive pace along winding foot paths past the most iconic and historical sights in NYCs most beloved green space. The run is just about 3 miles and we make stops along the way to talk about the history of the Park, and take pictures too! This is a perfect experience for those who want to be active but are uneasy about going back to the gym.
Other things to note
Arrange to meet us at the starting spot on your own 10 minutes early. Bring as little as possible with you as there is no bag drop and you are responsible for carrying your own items.
Perfect for locals who like to run in Central Park but don't know anything other than the main roadway! We go "sight running" and do it before the crowds arrive. We run at a casual, non-competitive pace along winding foot paths past the most iconic and historical sights in NYCs most beloved green space. The run is just about 3 miles and we make stops along the way to talk about the history of the Park, and take pictures too! This is a perfect e…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    water
From $24
/ person
Sat, Nov 28
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Sun, Nov 29
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Tue, Dec 1
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$30 per person
$30 per person

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 89 Reviews
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I'm a native New Yorker and have been lucky to have Central Park, the best place in NYC to go for a run, as my backyard. When traveling I would run and explore the local area and found it funny when I would see people lined up for the hotel treadmill. I started to wonder how many people were doing that here. Already a certified fitness trainer, I got licensed as a NYC tour guide and started Fit Tours NYC with my wife, Cindy (who I took on a Park Run as a first date!). Along with our team of passionate guides we look forward to showing you the best way to explore the best part of NYC!
I'm a native New Yorker and have been lucky to have Central Park, the best place in NYC to go for a run, as my backyard. When traveling I would run and explore the local area and found it funny when I would see people lined up for the hotel treadmill. I started to wonder how many people were doing that here. Already a certified fitness trainer, I got licensed as a NYC tour guide and started Fit Tours NYC with my wife, Cindy (who I took on a Park Run as a first date!). Along with our team of pa…
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Where you'll be

We start at Central Park South and run through the most popular areas of the Park. We'll visit Bethesda Terrace, Alice in Wonderland, the Imagine Circle, along with the various bodies of water and famous statues that make Central Park truly amazing and the most popular urban park in the world!

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 89 reviews.

Hassad
January 2020
Expérience parfaite pour découvrir central Park tout en fessants sont sport, découverte des endroits historiques et mythiques du parc, un seul mot parfait
Gaby
November 2019
We met with Cindy and Michael who are not only very knowledgeable about the different sights in Central Park but they are also very passionate about their service and genuinely lovely people. It was a gentle 5k morning run and just a great way to experience this amazing park in a different way. Whilst Cindy ran with us and told us about the sights, Michael made sure that we have some memorable photos of us taken at different points throughout the park. We loved the experience and left knowing more about Central Park and energised.
We met with Cindy and Michael who are not only very knowledgeable about the different sights in Central Park but they are also very passionate about their service and genuinely lov…
Morgan
November 2019
I absolutely loved this experience. I had the pleasure of having Cindy as my guide, and I had a blast running through the park, chatting along the way, learning about the park, and stopping for fun photos along the route. Cindy was happy to stop whenever I wanted for a photo (or to pet one of the many cute dogs!), and she was so kind. I got a good workout in, and I was able to see so many cool spots in the park. I would definitely recommend this tour!
I absolutely loved this experience. I had the pleasure of having Cindy as my guide, and I had a blast running through the park, chatting along the way, learning about the park, an…
Britt
November 2019
Really amazing experience, I truly recommend runners to go and book this tour. Anne was our host and she was so lovely and told us so much about the history of Central Park. Only flaw is that I expected to get a bottle of water and there wasn’t any. But we took care of that with the fountains through the park!
Really amazing experience, I truly recommend runners to go and book this tour. Anne was our host and she was so lovely and told us so much about the history of Central Park. Only f…
Uzi
October 2019
This was one of the best tours I had in NYC. The tour combined two of my favorite activities guided sightseeing and running. Elina, my guide, was very knowledgeable and was very sensitive to the run pace along the route. Overall it was a great fun to see and feel Central Park that way,
This was one of the best tours I had in NYC. The tour combined two of my favorite activities guided sightseeing and running. Elina, my guide, was very knowledgeable and was very se…
Adrian
October 2019
This was an awesome thing to do. Get up and get out and see the park, it's history and with local knowledge. The pace was perfect and the setting beautiful. I was so inspired that I did a run myself on the following morning and explored the north section. Big thumbs up to this experience. Go do it.
This was an awesome thing to do. Get up and get out and see the park, it's history and with local knowledge. The pace was perfect and the setting beautiful. I was so inspired…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.