It is very important to do sports to stay healthy. And, choosing running as an activity has a dozen of benefits. However, there are not many places to go for a run in Istanbul. But don’t worry! With the list we will provide for you, you will be able to enjoy the forests, the sea and have plenty of oxygen. Here are the 10 best running tracks in Istanbul...
The islands are a pretty good option for those who want to go for a run. But not all of the islands are not suitable for running. Our suggestion is Heybeliada and Büyükada. Because the length of the track and the fact that it is in nature, it allows you to have fun. Although there may be a tourist flow on weekends, if you choose to go in the early hours you may be able to run more comfortably. If you have the opportunity to go on weekdays, you can experience it in its most calm state.
This track which is 3 km long is an ideal place if you would like to see some place new and also go for a run. Hence, you do not need to only visit this place for work out purposes. Because, many people on the beach are fishing and the fishermen could involuntarily interrupt your work out. But the beautiful view is indisputable! You can also take a short Balat tour after the run, or have a cup of tea on the beach.
The Belgrade Forest is a pretty good track for those who like to run in the woods. You can fully feel the oxygen while running whilst the green surrounds you. The ground is suitable for all levels of training program. Do not forget to drink from the water of the fountain located in the forest during your 7 km track!
Bostancı- Fenerbahçe Jogging Track
This is one of the most preferred tracks, 5 km in total. You can also walk on the hiking trail as well as ride your bike. One of the most beautiful parts of this track is running alongside the sea and feeling the warm energy of people. You will not feel alone here; because many more people like you will be running with you.
The jogging track in Emirgan Park is very pleasant and small. The length of the track is 1 km but as we said it earlier it is very pleasant. Make sure you go early in the morning as if can be quite crowded during the day.
Maçka Park, due to its location, is one of the best places for jogging. It is very close to Taksim, Osmanbey, Nişantaşı, Şişli, Beşiktaş. In fact it is right in the middle of all these neighborhoods. And despite being right in the middle of the city, it is beautiful and full of oxygen. Maçka Park, which is more suitable for medium level training, can have a cool weather because of the abundance of trees and its location. Here you can escape from the city right in the city center and you can do stair exercises.
This track, located between Kadikoy and Kalamış, is a 1.2 km long track. And one of the most preferred courses on the Anatolian side. On Moda beach you can enjoy the sea weather and run comfortably.
Another option among the Istanbul tracks is the Üsküdar coastline. In some cases it may not be comfortable, but if you go early, you can make it very enjoyable. Do not forget have a cup of tea against the Maiden Tower after your run.
Polonezköy Nature Park
If you wish to go for a nice run with abundance of oxygen followed by a nice breakfast, then you are in the right place. This 5 km long track is a bit rugged and has slopes and those considering this track should pay attention to this information.
Star Park is a pretty place for those who like to run in the nature, where there are plenty of trees like the Belgrade Forest and Maçka. But the only thing to note here is that the Star Park is not suitable for every level of training. Because its rugged structure makes it more suitable for cross training and advanced runners.
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