The Park offers miles of roadways and paths for serious and recreational running enthusiasts. A 3.35-mile running lane is provided along the Park Drive. The distance of the sidewalks outside the Park is 3.75 miles. When running in the Park, please stay on paved pathways or in the running lane on the Park Drive so as not to harm the environment. The Park Drive is a loop inside the Park and is accessible from any entrance.
Click here to download a map of the Park with distances for runners.
Read the New York Times' "Roving Runner" column on enjoying a run through the Park.
If you want to measure the precise distance of a smaller run in the Park, try this website.
Several track clubs run in the Park, most notably the Prospect Park Track Club, which was formed in 1970. The Club hosts several annual events, including Harry’s Handicap, a race named for the Club’s cofounder, Harry Murphy. For more information on running in Prospect Park, and on races in the Park, you can also contact the New York Road Runners Club or the Brooklyn Road Runners Club.
• Prospect Park Track Club: (718) 595-2049
• Brooklyn Road Runners Club: (718) 259-1481
• New York Road Runners Club: (212) 860-4455
• Prospect Park Youth Running Club: (917)-363-6671