City Running Tours Expands to Washington, D.C. & Chicago

Guided Running Tours Now Offered Through DC Run & Chicago Run

New York, NY, July 24, 2007 --( Starting this week, more people will be hitting the pavement in our nation’s capital as well as the windy city. Not due to a marathon or individuals getting in shape for beach season, it is because guided running tours have come to Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Now, for the first time, tourists and locals alike can get a newfound view of each cities historical sites and notable landmarks, all while getting in some healthy exercise.

City Running Tours (, an organization dedicated to bringing guided running tours to major cities across the U.S., today announced the launch of DC Run and Chicago Run and the availability of one-on-one as well as group runs for fitness enthusiasts and runners who are visiting or live in Washington, D.C. or Chicago. The ideal summer activity, guided running tours are a tourism trend that is sweeping the nation.

Similar to a walking tour, sightseeing with DC Run or Chicago Run involves running side-by-side with a guide who, along the way, points out sites and conveys the history of that particular site as well as little-known facts. Each of the guides are experienced runners who are well versed in the city’s history. The company picks the runner up at their hotel or a central meeting place, operating 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offers set tours that are designed to deliver the best of each city as well as customized runs for individuals with a specific training regimen, fitness ability or the desire to see specific sites.

Founded in 2006, City Running Tours started last year in New York City with NYC Run ( when a native New Yorker and avid runner, wanted to combine the two passions in his life, running and the Big Apple. Since then, the company has served hundreds of runners from as far away as Scotland. The idea has caught-on like wildfire and soon other major cities will provide a home for guided running tours.

To schedule a tour or for more information, visit

City Running Tours
Carol Arnold
877-718-4604 x2