John Lintner first starting giving running tours in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to the Big D a few years ago. He knew Dallas would be the perfect place to continue his passion for running and seeing the city, so he began offering DFW denizens and visitors Dallas Running Tours.
Dallas Running Tours are open to both individuals and groups of up to eight people for four to eight mile tours. Tours of other lengths can be customized upon request. This is not a race, but an opportunity to peruse Dallas landmarks while getting a great workout. It's a fact, physical activity reinvigorates the mind, making new information easier to remember. Many participants find themselves able to retell the history of Dallas to their friends, but also creating their new must-see list of the city as they trek along.
The pace is flexible for runners and non-runners alike. Additionally, because most groups are small and unmixed, the tour allows for runners to who come together to help each other along. The tour is family-friendly as well, and open to those with jogging strollers, spanning from the Arts District, to Dealey Plaza and Thanksgiving Square, to name a few of the sites along the route.
Most tours take place on the weekends between 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday, however, weekday tours can be booked on an individual basis. Pricing is reasonable at $55 per adult for a 4 mile tour and $65 per adult for 6 mile tour. Children 12 and under will pay $30 for the four mile tour and $40 for the six mile tour.
Tourist or not, we all want a picture of our latest adventures. Tour guide, John, will also send copies of the pictures he takes of participants on the tour and will even throw in a Dallas Running Tours T-shirt, and bottle of water to commemorate the adventure and the challenge of this innovative new way to see Big D.