Pounding the Pavement: Summer Streets Returns in August

Ever want to run down the middle of Park Avenue? For three Saturdays this August, runners in New York can take advantage of the rare opportunity to run IN the street! Summer Streets returns this year on August 8th, 15th and 22nd from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. The City will be blocking off the roads for a 6.9 mile stretch of NYC asphalt connecting Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge – along East 72nd Street, down Park Avenue, 4th Avenue and Lafayette Street. Click here to download a map of the route.  Want to run more than 6.9 miles? Try doubling back, add some distance in the park, run along the west side or go over the bridge to explore Brooklyn. It’s a great opportunity to see a busy section of the city on foot without the usual traffic.

For more information about the event, you can access the official Summer Streets website by clicking here.

This is probably about as close as the rest of us will get to running à la Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon.

And stick around for the other cultural and fitness activities planned for various locations along the route. See you out there!

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