Running is a great way to explore interesting sites and cities that you wouldn’t otherwise find in guidebooks.
Honestly, if you like sightseeing and running and want to combine them into a fun and time-efficient package, this is for you!
Run with locals, meet their culture and history, and taste the everyday life of cities around the world.
A nice and healthy way of traveling and exploring cities and the surrounding trails when and where it suits you.
Whether you are on vacation or on a business trip, you’ll see more of your destination in less time. learn about the things to do and see, and find your way around.
You might come for a conference and take away a sightrunning tour as your main experience.
Go Running Tours explains 35 cities around the world from a runners perspective.
Enthusiastic runners in cities around the globe offer this unique service on every continent.
Running Tours is a platform where ca 200 organizers across six continents have listed their group-guided running tours. A great place for planning your run, meet and greet with runners around the globe and continue your running routine wherever you are.
Business Running & Commuting
Run Commuting is getting more popular. Starting off your day with a morning run while getting to work has several benefits:
It makes you feel good, fit and proud of yourself and helps you to be productive during the rest of the day.
And running frequently and consistently helps to build up endurance and to stick to your training schedule.
Run commuting saves you travel costs as well and can sometimes even be a time saver.
It takes some organizing, but there the tools mentioned below help to find and create a nice route and also the tips and safety advice from The Run Commuter will get you ready for the job.
If run commuting is not an option, a run during your lunch break might be the solution.
It can help to clear your head, solve problems, or to catch up with a colleague or friend.
One of the newest trends is “sweatworking“, where you brainstorm or network with business or conference partners while running.
You don’t need to go far to have a nice run.
Parkrun offers weekly volunteer-led, free-for-all 5km runs in city parks all over the world. Their community and club system helps runners to stay motivated. Check out the nearest Parkrun.
Running in circles might sound less inspiring then running a trail or city route, but it’s effective if you want to focus on intervals and speed training, without traffic lights and traffic slowing you down. The rubber track is forgiving and can be a nice change after running on the road.
Some park paths have distance markers, so you can kill two birds with one stone. Otherwise public places like schools, universities or sport clubs can help you out. USA Track & Field (USATF) and ISport offers an overview of indoor and outdoor running tracks in the US. And here’s an overview of running tracks in the UK.
Create your own Running Routes
On Map my Run you can find or add running routes, nice parks or running events on any location, and share it with (groups of) friends. They also offer challenges and training plans to keep improving your performance.
Fitlink is an online community connecting fitness enthusiasts, personal trainers, health clubs, and event organizers around the world. They offer all kind of running paths, trails, tracks, parks and running events.
Runopia has a similar concept, where runners connect with each other and with coaches via an app, and build teams, run together for a good cause or create events. So you can run together in a fun and safe way.
The running app of Salomon can be your city guide in several worldwide cities.
If you want to be more creative you can consider Figure Running, using your GPS to draw a running message.
“Plogging” is a new sustainable jogging trend, where you pick up plastic trash while jogging around.
It was initiated by some environmental-conscious runners in Sweden that is now getting popular around the world.
It’s shocking how much waste you can pick up during one jog in the park.
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