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Best places for workouts in New York City

If you want to do more than just going out for an easy run there are some good options available.

Track runners might like John V. Lindsay East River Park Track and McCarren Park Track and those looking for a hill workout can go to Central park.

McCarren Park Track
400m synthetic track
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Central park
Hilly asphalt/concrete running spot
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Running in New York City during COVID-19

Tracks may not be open as per usual right now. On RUN:TRACK:RUN, visitors can report whether or not a track is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Lincoln Park track, Red Hook Recreation Area and McCarren Park Track are some of the tracks that are marked as open.

Winter running in New York City

Winters in New York City can get cold and snowy. January and February might see snow and the temperature is often below -10°C10°F .

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Prospect Park is suitable for running year round and has electic lighting.

Lower ManhattanLower Manhattan, Central park, McCarren Park Track, Grand Street Campus Field and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park also has lighting.

Prospect Park
Asphalt/Concrete running spot with some hills
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Lower ManhattanLower Manhattan
11.3km flat asphalt/concrete running route
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Highly rated places to run in New York City

John V. Lindsay East River Park Track, Lower ManhattanLower Manhattan, Central park, Van Cortlandt Park, Lincoln Park track, Hasbrouck Heights Field and Bergen County Track are popular places to run in this area.

Van Cortlandt Park
Asphalt/Concrete running spot with some hills
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Lincoln Park track
400m synthetic track
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Your favourite running surface in New York City

Central Park ReservoirCentral Park Reservoir has a soft surface for those who like to avoid the asphalt and concrete.

Central Park ReservoirCentral Park Reservoir
2.5km flat gravel/dirt running route
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Those looking for a flat course with firm surface can go to Lower ManhattanLower Manhattan, Roosevelt Island loopRoosevelt Island loop or Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Icahn Stadium
400m synthetic track
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Astoria Park
400m synthetic track
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Forest Park
Asphalt/Concrete running spot with some hills
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Great running spots in New York City

Central park | Prospect Park | Flushing Meadows-Corona Park | Forest Park | Van Cortlandt Park | Silver Lake Park | Clove Lakes Park


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Running routes in New York City

Central Park Reservoir | Central Park Loop | Roosevelt Island loop | Lower Manhattan


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Running tracks in New York City

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Weather in New York City

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Comments on places around New York City

COVID-19 REPORT on Red Hook Recreation Area
Track is closed as of July 6th 2021 for 18 months for construction.
Anonymous user - 27/04 -21 (16:24) on Clifton Stadium
"The people who work in Clift.."
COVID-19 REPORT on Lincoln Park track
01/11 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on Red Hook Recreation Area
07/09 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 REPORT on McCarren Park Track
07/09 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak

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