Friday Five 2.0 – Running in NYC (Manhattan)


It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

I have been working in NYC a lot lately. I could go on and on about what I love about the city but this new Friday Five format is great for this so I will this week jump right to MY FAVORITE RUNNING ROUTES IN NYC

  1. THE HIGH LINE

The High Line closes at dusk and it is VERY crowded at certain times of day.  Though I have never done this, I would think the best time to run on it is in the early morning hours. It is a very interesting place to run/walk.

    2. ALONG THE EAST RIVER

It’s quite a hike for me to get there (2 miles through the streets of the city) but it is worth it. It is lit up and many runners and bikers use this path.  There are also water fountains. The views are pretty all times of day.

  3.  RIVERSIDE PARK

Another great place to run but not that populated in the evening.  It runs parallel at points to the path along the Hudson River.

 4.  ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER

Another route that is lit up at night and very popular with bikers.  You can combine this run with the High Line as it is nearby.

5. IN CENTRAL PARK

This is the BEST place to run.  It is lit up and always filled with runners.  You can choose many different paths so it accommodates any distance. I always take the subway to Columbus Circle and start there but there are a lot of other entrances to the park.

Happy Running! Anyone else run in NYC? If so, where do you like to run? Please Share.

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32 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0 – Running in NYC (Manhattan)

  1. I love these! My mom lives on Riverside and 60s – so the west side path is usually where I run when I am staying over there. Sometimes I will go the park if it’s a longer run but I am usually too lazy LOL. I would love to try and run the high line – I never thought of it before

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    • I love the West side.
      I think technically you’re not supposed to run there. But it would be great in the early morning hours.

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  2. I love running in Central Park. I make it a point to do so every time we visit the city. I would also love to run the High Line, but it’s generally a hike from where we stay (my husband loves a hotel near Times Square, so it’s convenient to CP, but not much else).

    Urban running is way different than neighborhood or beach running. I always welcome the change.

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