A Running Tour Of Boston With Run Boston

I love when a business trips takes me to a great city like Boston, and it’s even better when I have time to get out for a run and explore the city. Last week I was lucky to go on a more official running tour of Boston, when the conference I was attending arranged for a group run led by Run Boston. It was a great way to start the day, see the city, and meet other people who didn’t let the late-night bourbon tasting the night before get in the way of a 6:00 am run.

We met in a hotel meeting room, organized ourselves into smaller groups based on pace, and headed off with our fearless leaders. Our guide took us on a 5k-ish loop from our hotel, and shared interesting historical and cultural tidbits about different sites as we ran.

Running Tour of Boston

The Equestrian Statue of George Washington at the entrance to the Public Garden

Running Tour Of Boston

The Massachusetts State House

Running Tour of Boston

Do people still read Make Way For Ducklings to their children?

Running Tour of Boston

Trinity Church

Running Tour Of Boston

Boston Marathon Finish Line

It was by far my favorite legal conference activity ever! I think the whole idea behind Run Boston is brilliant, and I would love to see similar businesses in other cities.

Have you ever taken a guided walking tour?

Does your city have a group that offers running tours?

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12 Responses to A Running Tour Of Boston With Run Boston

  1. Colleen says:

    I wish I knew you were in Boston I would have met you for coffee and a run :/
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  2. Danielle says:

    I’m from Boston but I would still like to do that tour. Looks like so much fun. I grew up on Make Way For Ducklings. We would also take a field trip to the swan boats and read the book 🙂

  3. Kat says:

    I def want to make it back to boston one day and run through that beautiful city!

  4. I love Boston. So many great parts of the city. I’m jealous of your run! We read make way for ducklings all the time when we were little.
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  5. steena says:

    Very cool. I think running parts of the Boston marathon course would be such a cool experience.
    The only work business trip I took was to Appleton, WI, and I ran through their campus area, which was fun.

  6. Sheena says:

    I would love to do a running tour like this! I went to Boston for the first time in March for work, but really want to go back as I didn’t get to see/do anything.
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  7. Yes! My kids love Make Way for Ducklings! How great that you got to go on a running tour. I love running in Boston. Such a great city. And have fun at FitSocial!
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