Street Art Running Tours

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As a runner and lover of nature, I enjoy making my fitness sessions happen in areas where I can get a solid view of exciting backdrops throughout the world.  I’ve taken tips allowing me to run barefoot on the beaches of Costa Rica.  I’ve enjoyed the interesting early morning trek down the Las Vegas Strip, dodging late night party crowd returning to their hotels, with the magnificent Las Vegas Hotels in plain view.  I’ve even ran in the middle of nowhere in Iceland in complete solace.  Running can be artistic in a way, and for me, very therapeutic.

Today I’m going to recap an article I read on Runners World about the best running tours to see street art.

Running Tours to View Street Art

New York City

When you think of famous graffiti, New York City has to come to mind.

If you want to bypass all of the tourist crap out there that they sell you in the Big Apple, check out runstreet tours, which is led by running coach Marnie Kunz.  Covering up to four miles of the city at a pace of a 10 minute mile, you’ll be able to take in the most awesome murals and street art from famous artists like Hektad, Queen Andrea, and Chen Dongfan.

Los Angeles

BlacklisLA was founded by a man named Erik Valiente, who started the initiative to push his running game to the max.  Each and every Monday at 10 p.m., over 300 people meet up for an art run that covers multiple works of art across Los Angeles.

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This may not be a City that comes to mind right away, but there is a lot of vibrant art to be found in the streets of London.  Of course, you have Banksy, whose artwork I explain here.  You’ll also find some famous graffiti art by Invaders, Dreph, Stik, and Ben Eine.  A full narration is provided, and you can also opt to choose the pace of your choice while doing this run.


If you make your way to Germany, check out this German running tour.

The Berlin Wall has been tagged by street artists dating back to 1961, and it’s obviously a huge tourist attraction, making it a place you’ll definitely want to check out.  In addition to that, you’ll find more street art in the trending districts of Kreuzberg, as well as Friedrichshain.  You’ll see famous graffiti artists hailing from Berlin named Alias, Mein Lieber Prost, and Xooox.  Many of the pieces have messages that make political statements.

Of course, this is a very short list of where you can see street art while doing a running tour.  I’m sure Google will yield many more results and of course, niche down your search to the City or State you live in, so give that a shot if you find yourself not able to visit any of these destinations.


Jamie is a thirty something Mom, fitness buff, and art enthusiast. When she's not keeping the house intact, she enjoys a good cup of coffee while she shares her thoughts on art and interior design on this website.

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