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Jogging in the Big Apple

Jun 12th 2014

Run, run as fast as you can – Hotel Penn will help you plan! It’s time to stop being a bump on the log and get beach ready, so hit the streets while in the city and go for a jog.

The Big Apple is a city full of runners and home of the country’s largest marathon so it’s no wonder we also have awesome scenic routes. Visitors can even take running tours! Not only is this an excellent way to see the city, but it gives you someone to run with and help keep the pace.

Taking a run through the city is an experience that will leave you feeling exhilarated and is one of the best ways to spice up your exercise routine. The change of scenery combined with the pure adrenaline rush really is one of the most perfect ways to start or round out a fun filled day. Or if you’re in the city for business this will be the perfect way to blow off steam and unwind!

Central Park’s Reservoir is perhaps the most famous jogging path in the city, or even in the country. The track is 1.5 miles long allowing runners to track their distance and set a steady pace without having to worry about stoplights. It also boasts a serene view of the city skyline.

If you are looking for a trail to run in nature without the crowds, our favorite trail is in Inwood Hill Park.

Arguably the best route in the city is the Hudson River Run, it’s also the most popular. Offering incredible sunset views over the Hudson, this route takes you past some of the city’s best sights including the Statue of Liberty, Chelsea Piers, USS Intrepid, The George Washington Bridge, and much more! Due to the route’s popularity it is best to go early in the mornings or at night when there will be less foot traffic, it will also be a little cooler. There isn’t a lot of shade along this route and the summer sun can be quite strong, so early morning or night jogs will be much more enjoyable!

There are countless routes, paths and trails throughout the city, you can take and it truly is a unique way of touring the city. Interested in having a tour while you run, then visit City Running Tours at