On Course Run Tours - Sightseeing Tours for Runners
If you like breathtaking skylines, this tour is for you. We begin the tour by running across history, a 136 year old Neo-Gothic style bridge, originally known as the East River Bridge. At the time, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest steel cable suspension bridges ever built and its impact on New York and Brooklyn was greater than any other bridge in any other city in the world. You'll learn about the bridge's specs along with the incredible story behind the bridge's designer.
We'll then explore the picturesque streets of Brooklyn Heights which is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in all of New York City that dates back to the early 19th century. You’ll see classic brownstones, townhouses and stable houses. We'll run through NYC's newest parks, Brooklyn Bridge Park which includes winding walking paths, recreational piers with park benches overlooking the harbor and the East River. We'll end in the trendy, historic commercial area called DUMBO which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. You are sure to fall in love with Brooklyn and this unforgettable running course. You will receive a Finisher Medal at the end of the run tour!
NOTE: This is not a race.
Event details and schedule
Some of what you'll see
* The Brooklyn Bridge
* Expansive view of NY Harbor
* The historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights
* Brooklyn Bridge Park
* The industrial and very trendy neighborhood called DUMBO
The course covers a distance of approximately 4.5 miles (7.24k) and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. We'll run on a combination of city sidewalks and running paths. We stop periodically to discuss notable historic and contemporary sights.
What to expect
This is a group running tour that will be led by a licensed NYC sightseeing guide who is also a certified running coach. Expect a small group that can range from 2 runners up to 12, so that no one is left behind and all can hear the guide. We will run at an easy, conversation pace, we'll make periodically stops to view and discuss notable points of interest throughout the tour. You should be able to comfortably run 5 miles for this tour. We recommend bringing very little on the tour. As always, it's important to stay hydrated during a run, so please bring a small bottle of water.
We will begin our tour right at the scheduled start time, so please arrive at meeting spot 10 minutes prior to departure. If you are running late please be sure to email or phone us no later than 15 minutes prior to the start. Travel to and from our tours is usually fastest via subway, so please bring a MetroCard.
We will meet in City Hall Park in Manhattan by the entrance of the 4,5,6 City Hall subway stop located on Centre St. We’ll end in Brooklyn at the High Street A/C train. Your guide will be wearing a branded On Course Run Tours t-shirt or jacket.