Meet your running guide
Caitlin Philips has lived in New York City for over 14 years. She’s resided in 10 different neighborhoods during this time and run countless miles all over the city. A serious runner in college, she credits New York with reviving her interest in the sport after she slowed down following the completion of her studies.
“New York is a great place for running because it offers a little bit of everything. It has all kinds of terrain, and there’s lots of variety between the parks and the bridges, the crowds and the quiet areas,” says Caitlin.
I love running as a way of exploring different parts of the city. It’s taken me to neighborhoods all throughout the city that I wouldn’t have visited otherwise. It’s a great way to cover a lot of ground and to see areas you might miss on the subway or in a taxi.
“Plus the running community here is huge. It’s really wonderful to be connected with so many others who share a common interest. Part of its popularity here, no doubt, is due to the NYC Marathon – which stretches through all five boroughs.”