The beauty, the secrets, the major monuments. The most fun and exciting way to see a park so beautiful it became the model for every public park to come.
The heart of the island in the center of the world. In 90 minutes we’ll visit the thrilling sites that make New York the most exciting destination in the running world.
In one to three hours, celebrate the Park that changed the world.
The most stunning sites, beautiful vistas and popular landmarks in one of the world's most magnificent parks. Central Park changed cities forever and led to the creation of National Parks around the world. But, why was it built? Who built it when and how?
Central Park led to revolutionary breakthroughs in the daily life of women in New York and beyond. Visit the landmarks and monuments that convey the challenges and triumphs of women in New York from Victorian times to today.
The designers of Central Park wanted a rural refuge with no monuments at all. But construction on the Park had barely started when magnificent monuments began to appear. This run visits the most momentous monuments from the south end to the center of the Park.
One of the questions runners ask us most often is, "What was Central Park like before there was a Park?" The surprising answers include one of New York's most important African-American villages.
Just steps from the center of the Park, a world of secluded landscapes and some of the most spectacular views in New York. Enter a hidden forest of surprising beauty, exquisite nature and challenging runs.
The greatest movie star in New York? Central Park, of course! The splendor of Central Park has provided the backdrop for movies for over 100 years. Can you name your favorite?
The bucolic splendor of Central Park is there for all to see, but just under the surface lurks a world of romantic intrigue, illicit encounters, tale tales and alarming surprises...if you know where to run.
Each one of Central Park's 30+ arches and bridges is a jewel of Victorian design. But, did you know most were built for horses (and the people who rode them!)?
Central Park is 843 acres of nature as beautiful as man can make it. But some places are more natural than the rest. Just a few meters from the beaten path are the isolated splendors of an Adirondack retreat.
With easier paces and occasional stops, Landmark Runs allow extra time to visit important landmarks and epic views.
BUS TOUR…NOT! In three separate runs from Fifth Avenue to the Battery, we take an intimate look at the monumental splendor of New York . From the glamour of Fifth and Park Avenues to the romance of Greenwich Village and the historic power of Wall Street.
Harlem has, perhaps, the richest heritage of any neighborhood in the United States. It is one of the most influential neighborhoods in the world. Harlem is also one of the most beautiful running destinations in any American city...if you know where to go.
There are 145 public monuments in New York City dedicated to men. The are five dedicated to women. This run celebrates these women with a visit to their monuments and many more sites that highlight the contributions woman have made to our City and the world.
Combine high caliber long-training runs with the most beautiful neighborhoods, landmarks, parks & vistas in New York City
Central Park to Prospect Park and all the most beautiful neighborhoods, parks and unexpected treasures between. A 4 to 16 mile adventure through Manhattan, Queens and, especially Brooklyn, that will change your view of New York, forever.
Victorian Brooklyn is a collection of neighborhoods south of Prospect Park built at the beginning of the last century. Practically every home is a spacious masterpiece of romantic, late Victorian architecture. Flat, shady and splendiferous, this secret corner of our city is perfect for a cool summer run.
Some people carp that New York neighborhoods are in decline. Astoria is Exhibit "A" for the thriving mosaic of cultures, landmarks, parks and communities woven throughout our thriving Boroughs.
Amazon didn't move in, but LIC still remains the fastest growing neighborhood in New York! Did you know that Long Island City really was the capital of Queens?
Smack in the middle of New York lies a unique village that grew up largely isolated from the rest of the City. Today, it might be New York's most rapidly changing neighborhood.
They say that over 800 languages are spoken in New York City. From Central Park to Flushing, Queens, this run celebrates the peoples of the world living together in peace here in NYC.
You might think you’re lost in London or Amsterdam. The striking homes, parks and public buildings in the Historic Districts of the South Bronx are just a few meters from the NYC Marathon route
This New England seaport is a world away from Manhattan, but a quick run from the New York City subway. Along the way we run through the largest park in NYC, with an Olympic track, nature trails and the capacious Orchard Beach.
Rich in history, with easy running boardwalks, challenging hills and the most glorious trail system in New York, Staten Island is the “forgotten” Borough no more. With so much to offer, Epic offers THREE Runs through the greenest Borough in New York.
The Epic Adventure River Series -
Imagine a harbor filled with every type of vessel and people from every corner of the world. From Red Hook to Riverdale, the Harbor and River offer many of the most stunning runs and compelling stories anywhere.
New York's greatest achievement? Water. The Croton Reservoir System, completed 15 years before the construction of Central Park even began, transformed quality of life in New York. From Columbus Circle to Highgate Bridge, this Run visits the grand monuments built to celebrate abundant water in New York.
Your personal run of a lifetime
Whether you’re here for business, vacation or family adventure, from Connecticut or overseas, Epic Running Tours are the most exciting way to see New York. Every member of the Epic team is dedicated to making your private running tour a lifetime memory. We love running, we love history and we love sharing the fun and excitement of running in New York! Each private tour is crafted to fit your location, time, pace, distance number of guests and, most of all, interests.
Combine fun training miles with views of New York you’ve never seen before. Epic Guides have run thousands of miles in every corner of New York to find the most thrilling routes, fascinating landmarks and compelling stories about New York and its people. Many of the most exciting surprises in New York are just steps away from the paths of the Marathon and popular group runs.
“The most perfect birthday present, ever!” Beyond business trips and vacations, runners find Epic Runs perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, even Honeymoons. And we love arranging family runs. Our outstanding coaches can also arrange special runs to optimize training for your next 5K race or Marathon.
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Perhaps our greatest joy is sharing the vibrancy, richness and excitement we find in every one of New York’s 430 neighborhoods. Every neighborhood has a unique story to tell - its culture, history, architecture, landmarks and, most of all, people. Epic designs unique runs to showcase groups and local businesses in every corner of NY.
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Epic is excited to sponsor and support a wide range of Benefit Runs
This unique event brings together running clubs throughout New York to benefit one of the most cherished resources in the Bronx and the City. The distance to NYBG varies for each club but, inside, all will join for an easy 2.5 mile jog through some of the most exquisite nature in New York and an all team brunch!
... and other Houses of Worship! You may or may not be a believer, but these LANDMARKS and spiritual havens are a legacy that every New Yorker should treasure.
Epic organizes Special Event Runs to benefit groups and organizations dedicated to:
-Advancing health and fitness
-Promoting social justice
Benefit runs vary in distance and location to support and coordinate with running teams and other charity causes.
New to New York? See New York like a native.
Native New Yorker? See New York like you've never seen it before.
Epic Running Tours are the most exciting way to see the city you love. In one to three hours you will see astonishing sites, exciting surprises, awesome vistas, illustrious Avenues. Epic Running Guides have run thousands of miles in every corner of New York to find the most thrilling routes, fascinating landmarks and compelling stories about New York and its people.
New York might be the best running city in the world and Epic Running Tours are the best way to see New York.
Epic Runs are designed to fit the full range of running fitness from casual joggers to fast-paced, long-distance runners.
Epic Running Adventures is led by Bradford Goz, an international financial exec focused on the critical area of climate change. He is an MBA and Chartered Financial Analyst. Brad is also a native New Yorker, international marathoner and licensed New York City Tour Guide who has loved history since he ran his first steps. He has worked, lived and traveled 48 States and much of the world in roles from messenger boy to Hedge Fund Managing Director. Brad’s passion for leading running tours is informed by his global perspective on architecture, culture and, of course, history. Brad is joined by a dedicated team of Licensed Guides who are also Marathon and Ultrathon runners from New York and overseas.
Epic Runs are the ideal way to see New York. Runs are fast enough to cover large areas and slow enough to enjoy the sights and vistas along the way. Epic Runs are designed to accommodate a wide range of runners, from fast walkers to fast-paced, long-distance runners. Every Epic Run has been carefully planned to maximize fun and balance enjoyment of an easy run, training of a steady run and the fascination of a history and culture tour. Guides share historic insights and inside scoops from the Paleozoic Era and 16th Century to last night’s news! EVERY Epic Run includes some of the most fantastic personal photos you will ever get in your running clothes.
A tour of the public art.
Hear our the stories of haunted locations.
Join us for a historic tour of downtown. Reservations required.
Ride along to all the places we can't reach on foot.
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For small group tours, we can customize an itinerary to emphasize your interests. If you have a special request, send us a message, and we will be sure to get back to you soon.
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