Here are some of the best places in the world for travelers to run; that is, routes that lend themselves to site seeing and a good jog.
Here are some of the best places in the world for travelers to run; that is, routes that lend themselves to and a good jog.
* [[Singapore/Riverside]] — the pedestrian friendly walkway will take you past the Merlion, Clark Quay and the Singapore River. Zero elevation.
* [[/]] — the the , .
* [[Vancouver/City Center]] — A gentle 8km loop around Stanley Park will take you around downtown Vancouver's coastal rain forest, totem poles and the best views of the Coastal Mountains rising out of the sea. For some extra distance, continue down the sea wall around False Creek and into Granville Island.
* [[/]] — will take you past the , and the .
* [[San Francisco]] — has a lot of lovely running areas including through the Buena Vista Park near [[San Francisco/Haight-Ashbury | Haight-Ashbury]] but a classic route on a global scale would include running past the Presidio, through the [[San Francisco/Marina| Marina district]], and on past the [[San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf | Fisherman's Wharf]] giving you some terrific view of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as Alcatraz.
Running as part of a vacation has seen strong growth in recent years. Individuals wanting to complete marathons in different cities, states, or countries can do so with the numerous marathons offered in the United States and abroad. The Boston, New York and Chicago marathons are three of the largest in the country. Not suprisingly, Honolulu is a top marathon destination of choice as well, due to Hawaii's travel appeal. Companies such as Marathon Tours and Travel operates tours that take traveling marathoners around the globe.
Marathons are not the only possibility for running on a vacation. Endurance races are also available, and running shorter distances are also available. Run the World operates interesting culture/running tours to international destinations, and allows a traveler to run, but still soak in a large part of culture, which is often missed on a marathon trip.
The Hash House Harriers are a running club that originated among expats in South East Asia but has since spread widely, with well over a thousand groups in many countries. They do a weekly hare-and-hounds run, followed by a gathering at a local eatery. There are frequent regional gatherings called "interhashes".
Here are some of the best places in the world for travelers to run; that is, routes that lend themselves to both sightseeing and a good jog.
Kowloon — quite possibly the most spectacular skyline in the world, particularly at night.
Singapore — the pedestrian friendly walkway will take you past the Merlion, Clarke Quay and the Singapore River.