Running In A New City

If you're a runner, particularly if you're training for a race, it's important to stay on track. So what do you do if you move to a new city, and you don't know any running routes? Even if you're just traveling, for that matter, how do you know where to run? Figuring it out may seem like an intimidating task, but there are a few tricks to keep in mind.

Find other runners and ask them. Finding a new route can be as easy as asking a friend who lives nearby. Even if you don’t know anyone at first, as you meet new people you’re likely to run into someone who runs at least casually, and who’ll likely have some helpful suggestions for you. This is easier if you’ve moved to the city, but even if you’re just visiting for a while you might very well meet someone who can help you out.

Find running groups. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find some groups who regularly run together. They’ll be certain to have a route to suggest, as well as some helpful tips.

Talk to a concierge. If you’re traveling and staying in a hotel, the concierge may be able to be of some help. They’re thereto help you figure out the place you’re visiting, so asking about running routes is not at all removed from their area of expertise.

Research local races. Even if there are no races going on while you’re there, if you can find the route for the race, you can find a route that’s been well established. This way, you have a route that’s been planned out by an organization, and that should be good for running.

Download the Navroute app. Our app allows you to put in the distance you want your route to be, and will then create a circular route according to your specifications.It’s as easy as visiting the app store, downloading it onto your device, and putting in the distance you want to run.

It may seem difficult to find a route to run in a new city, but if you know the right tricks it’s certainly possible, and with Navfitness, the process doesn’t have to be intimidating.Happy running!

Chris T.

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