NYRR Running History Tours

Get a taste of the Big Apple’s vibrant past on an NYRR Running History Tour! We hold tours bi-monthly on Saturday mornings in both Central Park and Prospect Park.

Central Park
After leaving the NYRR RUNCENTER, our coaches will guide you at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace past various landmarks significant to New York City’s running history, including the "Imagine" mosaic, the Fred Lebow statue, and the iconic TCS New York City Marathon finish line. We’ll stop to take photos and relive the past as we make our way through Central Park and the streets of NYC on our way back to the NYRR RUNCENTER, where we’ll end our tour. Sign up via Eventbrite.

Prospect Park
Starting from the historic Grand Army Plaza and finishing at Bartel-Pritchard Square, you’ll be led by one of our coaches past several historical spots throughout Prospect Park, including the Dongan Oak Marker and Harry's Wall. Experience the park’s deep history at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace that’ll allow for plenty of photo opps and questions along the 2.5-mile route. Please meet us directly under the arch at Grand Army Plaza. Sign up via Eventbrite.

Whether you're visiting from out of town or just want to learn some fun facts about the city you live in, don't miss these free events! Please note: These are not training runs; we will be making frequent stops during both tours.

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