Running Locations

HOHA Runs

  • Mondays 7:40PM [see map]
    Run begins in Church Square Park at corner of 4th and Park.
  • Tuesdays 8:10PM [see map]
    Run begins in front of YMCA at corner of 13th and Washington.
  • Thursdays 7:40PM [see map]
    Run begins at Fleet Feet (604 Washington).
  • Weekend Runs 9:10AM
    Saturday begins Fleet Feet (604 Washington) and Sunday begins at 8th and Park.
    Northern Run: Runs north into Weehawken then down to the river and back to Hoboken. [see map]
    Southern Run: Goes south through Jersey City and Liberty State Park.

Manhattan Runs

  • Central Park [see details]
    The best details are at the New York Road Runners page linked above. It is a six mile loop with plenty of shorter loops. Cars are usually not allowed in the park. The bridal trail offers a non-pavement alternative.
  • The Rivers [see map]
    A paved running path runs along most of both the Hudson and the East Rivers in Manhattan. The linked map should give sufficient details.
  • Upper Manhattan [see details]
    This site has lots of other runs mainly in upper Manhattan.

Jersey Runs

  • Palisades Park [see details]
    The link gives general park information, as well as some maps. The road through the park is relatively free of car traffic, and it is shaded later in the day. From the southern end to the ranger station at the north is a total of about 8 quite hilly miles. The southern entrance is on River Rd. in Ft. Lee, about a half mile south of the George Washington Bridge. Some parking is available on River Road near the entrance.
  • Delaware and Raritan Tow Path [see cool map]
    About 45 minutes south of Hoboken is a long, flat run along the canal and river. A total of 34 miles of mostly shaded trails run along the canal linking the Raritan River with the Delaware River. Many people start in Johnson Park in Piscataway, near Rutgers Stadium. The path ends in Trenton, but another tow path runs on both sides of the Delaware River just north of Trenton.
  • Watchung Reservation [see map here]
    Just off I-78 about 40 minutes west of Hoboken is a nature reserve with miles of rather hilly trails. Always cool in the summer, and lovely in the fall. I honestly have only run here with a people who knew where they were going, so I can't give a lot of details of the run. Good fun, though.

New York Runs

  • Rockefeller State Park [see details]
    About 50 minutes north of Hoboken and just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge are many miles of wonderful trails in Rockefeller State Park. Many of the trails used to be carriage paths on the Rockefeller Estate, and are great to run on. I usually park near the athletic fields in the parking lot of the high school in Sleepy Hollow. Take the first exit east of the Tappan Zee Bridge, go north on 9A and the school is on the right. Run north out of the parking lot, and across the street there will be a path marked with "OCA" (for Old Croton Aquaduct). This meets up with the main park trails. See the map on the linked site above.

Tracks

  • Weehawken
    This fairly new track is in Weehawken about a mile and a half from the middle of Hoboken. It is located on River Road (AKA Port Imperial Blvd), just north of the Chart House restaurant. It is an all weather, 400 meter track that has lights at night. It is reasonably easy to gain access to it for workouts. There is a pin on this map showing its location.
  • Hoboken High School
    Located at Hoboken High School. Enter from Jefferson near 10th St. Warning: This track is only 350 meters, not the typical 400 meters. It is also used for other sports for most of the year, so gaining access to it is problematic.
  • North Hudson Park
    Located in James Braddock North Hudson Park in Fairlawn or Guttenburg about 5 miles north of Hoboken. Entrance is just south of the intersection of JFK Blvd West and Palisades Ave. This is a pristene 8 lane 400 meter rubberized track that I have not had real problems gaining access to.

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