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Running in Central Park (Read 520 times)

    I have the extreme fortune to be able to run in Central Park in NYC next weekend.  It is sort of a bucket list thing for me.   Anyone have any tips on where to start?  Is there anywhere to stow your gear like a locker or such?  Never been to NYC so all a complete new experience for me.  Any tips/suggestions are greatly welcomed!  Thanks!Cool

     

    Kathy

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      JML


        You pretty much cannot go wrong.  I favor the main road which is closed to traffic on weekends.  All told, it is about a six mile loop with nice rolling hills.  It is also easy to cutoff the hilliest section at the top of the park and still run a 4 mile loop.  There are no lockers that I am aware of.

         

        Check out the following link for a map:

         

        http://www.centralpark.com/usr/maps/CentralParkRunningMap.pdf

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        Imminent Catastrophe

          There are also bridle trails if you prefer dirt. I like these, they're less crowded, shady, and softer. See one of the maps at various locations in the park. 

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          Bushrat Runner

            That's cool. I think if I were running there I would look up the 2008 Men's Olympic Trials Marathon course and run the in-park loop, imagining I was Ryan Hall pulling away from the pack...

              There are also bridle trails if you prefer dirt. I like these, they're less crowded, shady, and softer. See one of the maps at various locations in the park. 

               True, I don't run in Central Park but I do use dirt trails all the time and they definitely put my feet through less abuse.