For those of us enduring this year’s winter season in Boston, let’s face it, it’s time to get outside. Put on those sneakers and get running!
Here are some great running routes in or near Boston to get you back outdoors and out of that winter funk:
- The Minuteman Bikeway: known as “America’s Revolutionary Rail Trail”. The trail follows an historic path beginning at Alewife and ending in Bedford.
- Emerald Necklace: Pick your park or route from any one of the 9 green parks that comprise the necklace: Boston Common, Public Garden, Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Back Bay Fens, Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park.
- Chestnut Hill Reservoir: Easily accessible off the green line, what was once a marsh is now a tranquil 1.5 mile loop touching parts of Boston, Brookline and Newton.
- Charles River Esplanade: run the Charles River loop and allow yourself to be distracted. Check out the sail boats and crew teams, watch the red line blast across the Charles, there is so much going on along this public playground.
- Castle Island Causeway: breathe in the sea air and relax along this 2 mile route. Aim your sights on the cruise ships going out to sea, or watch the planes take off and land at Logan Airport.
Not up for 26.2 miles? If you are looking to participate in some way in the Boston Marathon consider the One Run for Boston II benefiting the One Fund Boston. The relay begins in LA on March 16 and ends in Boston on April 13. 50 days until Boston Marathon Race Day!