WASHINGTON, DC RUNNING TOURS

We offer sightrunning tours of our nation's capital, including the famous highlights and the hidden gems. Our tours take runners to see the White House, Eastern Market, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Embassy Row, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, and much more. We also offer a beer-themed run with Right Proper Brewing Company. Our runs cater to runners of most skill levels. Sign up for your run below, and let us show you around our gorgeous city!


EASTERN MARKET/CAPITOL HILL RUN - $30

Join City Running Tours on a guided running tour of the largest historical neighborhood of Washington DC. Beginning at the Eastern Market Metro Station, your experience will take you past the Library of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Capitol Building, Marine Barracks, and more. Enjoy this journey with us and get a history lesson about our great city from the perspective of a local runner.

DISTANCE: 3 Miles/5K

TERRAIN: Urban sidewalks. Strollers ok.

ELEVATION: Almost entirely flat

TOUR DURATION: from half an hour to an hour, depending on runners' paces

 
Eastern Market/Capitol Hill 5K Run

CHINATOWN/1968 DC RIOTS RUN - $30

Join City Running Tours on a guided running tour through Chinatown, Shaw, and the U Street corridor, learning the history of the 1968 DC Riots and the profound impact they had on Washington, DC. The run begins and ends at the Chinatown Metro Station. Enjoy this journey with us and get a history lesson about our great city from the perspective of a local runner.

DISTANCE: 3 Miles/5K

TERRAIN: Urban sidewalks. Strollers ok.

ELEVATION: largely flat

TOUR DURATION: from half an hour to an hour, depending on runners' paces

 
Chinatown/DC Riots 5K Run

GEORGETOWN RUN - $35

Join City Running Tours on a guided running tour of one of Washington DC's best-known neighborhoods. Beginning at the Foggy Bottom Metro Station, this running tour will take you past the Watergate Hotel, Georgetown University, the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront, and more. Enjoy this journey with us and get a history lesson about our great city from the perspective of a local runner.

DISTANCE: 4.2 miles/6.75K

TERRAIN: Urban sidewalks, Due to density of people along Georgetown stretch, strollers not recommended.

ELEVATION: Generally flat, with some brief uphill sections.

TOUR DURATION: From 40 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on runners' paces.

 
Georgetown Run

RIGHT PROPER BEER RUN - $40

Explore some of DC's gorgeous neighborhoods off the beaten track. See historic Ledroit Park, Bloomingdale, and more. Let the extraordinary Basilica take your breath away. To reward you for your efforts, your tour concludes with a cool, refreshing pint at one of DC's newest breweries!

DISTANCE: 4.4 Miles/7.1 K

TERRAIN: Urban sidewalks. Strollers ok.

ELEVATION: Gentle hills. Begins with long, gradual ascent, but what goes up must come down. :)

TOUR DURATION: from 40 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on runners' paces

 
Right Proper Beer Run

EMBASSY ROW/FOGGY BOTTOM RUN - $45

Join City Running Tours on a guided running tour of some of the more unfamiliar sights of our nation's capital. Beginning and ending at the Dupont Circle Fountain, this route will take runners past Embassy Row, Georgetown, the National Cathedral, the United Stated Naval Observatory, and much more. Take this journey with us and get a history lesson about our great city from the perspective of a local runner.

DISTANCE: 6 Miles/10K

TERRAIN: Urban sidewalks. Due to density of people along Georgetown stretch, strollers not recommended.

ELEVATION: begins with a gentle uphill climb for about a mile, then generally flat or gentle downhills

TOUR DURATION: from 1 to 2 hours, depending on runners' paces

 
Embassy Row/Foggy Bottom 10K Run

WHITE HOUSE RUN - $45

Join City Running Tours on a running tour to experience some of DC's most iconic sites. Your guide will provide an overview of the White House, then stream down Pennsylvania Avenue to reach the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the unique buildings of the Smithsonian. Visit the stirring war memorials. Stop for photo opps at the MLK Memorial, or take one with the Washington Monument soaring above you. You won't want to miss this must-see DC tour!

DISTANCE: 6 Miles/10K

TERRAIN: Urban sidewalks, brief dirt trail. Strollers ok.

ELEVATION: generally flat, except for a brief, gentle uphill around Capitol Hill

TOUR DURATION: from 1 to 2 hours, depending on runners' paces

 
White House 10K Run

U STREET RUN - $45

This group running tour takes runners through Dupont Circle and the U Street Corridor and explains the unique history of the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods. Your knowledgeable guide will take you back to the Victorian age and swing past the French Ambassador's residence. Round out the tour with a stop at the site of the Reagan assassination attempt and head back to the famed Dupont Circle fountain.

DISTANCE: 6 Miles/10K

TERRAIN: Urban sidewalks. Strollers ok.

ELEVATION: generally flat, with a few rolling hills along the way

TOUR DURATION: from 1 to 2 hours, depending on runners' paces

 
U Street 10K Run