Among the countless places where people can run in Manhattan, Hudson River Park is surely one of the most popular. It’s no wonder, given a run here includes four miles of nearly uninterrupted river views, sunsets and countless things and people to observe.
The esplanade and public piers feature stunning vistas and horticultural landscapes in all directions. New York City residents, business travelers and tourists can start the day with a morning run, take a break during a busy workday with a mid-afternoon run, or wind down in the evening when the Park is well lit and typically still busy.
Whether you are training for a marathon or 5K or just out for an easy jog, there are plenty of water stops and restrooms, along with inspiring public spaces for stretching. Running year-round in Hudson River Park is a great way to feel the seasons change in New York City, the greatest running city in the world.