The Village Tour

Exercise Tour

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This tour is provided by

City Running Tours

Sightrunning is quickly becoming one of the most popular activities for traveling runners, and our quality brand is established and thriving in the locations these runners visit. City Running Tours was founded in 2005 in New York City. Each day, week, month and year we get the opportunity to run with wonderful people from all over the world, and we look forward to continuing to make these connections by showcasing our cities through a common interest.

  • Tour Duration:Approx. 1.5 hours
  • Offered:Wednesdays @ 8 AM
  • Elevation:Flat

What do Bob Dylan, Ernest Hemingway, The Cosby Show and Carrie Bradshaw all have in common? They all have ties to Manhattan’s West Village – the home to NYU’s main campus and the neighborhood that inspired the Bohemian and Beat Generations. The West Village Running Tour will take you along quiet, tree-lined streets that seem almost out of place in The Big Apple. Theater, comedy, fine dining and possibly a celebrity sighting – The West Village Running Tour is capped with a breathtaking jaunt along the High Line walking park. 

Distance & Terrain

  • Distance:4 Miles/6.4K
  • Terrain:Street, Sidewalk

Meeting Location

Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park (5th Avenue and Waverly Place)

Nearest subway stations

B/D/A/C Trains to West 4th Street

R Train to 8th Street


  • Washington Square Arch
  • The Stonewall Inn
  • The High Line
  • and more!

What you need to know for this tour

The tour will be a casually paced run through West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, including Washington Square Park and the High Line. There are a few planned stops along the route where your guide will point out items of interest as well as good photo opportunities.

*The cost is per participant. Kids 12 and under are free.

Although this is not a race we do ask for your running pace so we can be prepared for different ruining abilities. More than one guide will be provided depending on group size as well as varied paces. Please do not worry – we will not leave you behind!

Your running guide will be wearing a City Running Tours t-shirt (weather permitting). Your running guide will provide water for each participant and will be running with a small backpack to hold any items that fit. There will not be a coat/bag check for this tour.

City Running Tours offers tours rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather we will contact you for cancellations and rescheduling. If you do not here from us this means that we are still running. 

Once you book your running tour you will received a confirmation email the day before your scheduled tour.

Day of registrations are welcome, however you must notify the City Running Tours manager before hand so we are prepared.

Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.