Top 5 Smart Runs* you liked most in 2017

2017 is coming to an end, so we thought we’d have a look back at which of our 350 tourist running routes were most popular in 2017. Fasten your seat belts, we are about to take off…

* Smart Runs: tourist running routes, audio-guided by GPS and with tourist info on the (free) Runnin’City app.

#5: Along Sydney Bay


With its warm weather and iconic landmarks, the city of Sydney offers great panoramic views over the ocean. This 15km Smart Run in Sydney was the 5th most used on the Runnin’City app in 2017. Congratulations!

🏃 🌍  Sydney, Australia | Distance: 15 km | Ascent: 351 m | Level: Medium

#4: Amsterdam’s City Centre


Amsterdam’s typical canals, bicycles, rows of townhouses and hipster neighbourhoods are admired from around the world. No surprises then that the capital of the Netherlands made it to the top 4 of Runnin’City’s most popular destinations this year. This 10km Smart Run guides users through the city centre, passing by landmarks such as Anne Frank’s house and the Red Light District.

🏃 🌍  Amsterdam, Netherlands | Distance: 10 km | Ascent: 78 m | Level: Easy

#3: Lisbon, the City of a Thousand Colours

Settled just in front of the ocean, and overlooked by the Alfama and Bairro Alto hills, Lisbon is a true Atlantic gem. Its beautiful panoramas earned this 5km route 3rd place in this year’s list of top Smart Runs.

🏃 🌍  Lisbon, Portugal | Distance: 5 km | Ascent: 193 m | Level: Medium

#2: A Little Stroll in New York

New York

This year, a lot of you tested the Runnin’City app in New York! An international cultural centre, while also home to an iconic marathon, what could be better than a guided run around it all? From Central Park to Times Square, this 5km tour is easily a Smart Runner’s favourite.

🏃 🌍  New York, USA | Distance: 5 km | Ascent: 83 m | Level: Easy

#1: Lyon Essentials

The former capital of the Gauls is home to the silk industry and where the traditional “bouchon” restaurant originated. Lyon is bursting with culture, and Smart Runners from around the world seem to enjoy a sightseeing run there with the Runnin’City app. This year, once again, it was the most popular route on the app.

🏃 🌍 Lyon, France | Distance: 10 km | Ascent: 130 m | Level: Easy.
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Here are this year’s next most popular  Smart Running cities. Were you there?

Boston (#6) | Geneva (#7) | Paris (#8) | San Francisco (#9) | Bordeaux (#10) | Los Angeles (#11) | Vienna (#12) | Rome (#13) | Sao Paulo (#14) | Seville (#15) | Florence (#16) | Marrakech (#17) | Montréal (#18) | Barcelona (#19) | Mexico (#20).

3 perfect destinations for the holiday season (and the best Smart Runs* in town)

Did you really think you were about to spend the whole holiday season eating chocolate and watching Love Actually?

Runnin’City has a better idea. The free app has got exercise, tourism, culture, and so much more in store for you. And, it’s free!

Let’s focus on three perfect destinations for the holiday season. All of them are pretty chilly, but if you’re about to jet off to bask in the sun, don’t worry! We have over 350 Smart Runs around the world.

* Smart Runs : tourist running routes, audio guided by GPS with tourist info on the (free) Runnin’City app.


With its iconic Christmas market and lights, Strasbourg is a festive favourite. The Runnin’City app has three Smart Runs there. You can try each of them while running, or alternatively while walking with a mug of hot chocolate!

🏃 🌍  Strasbourg, France | Distance: 5, 10 or 15km | Level: Easy



Just lately, the capital of Iceland has become increasingly popular. Since it is rumoured to be one of Father Christmas’ home towns, and where elves are believed to dwell to this day, it has got to be the ultimate festive holiday destination! A quick reminder: if you are planning on going for a Smart Run there, please put warm running clothes on (and send us pictures)!

🏃 🌍  Reykjavik, Iceland | Distance: 5, 10 or 15km | Level: Easy



Have you ever dreamt of seeing the Red Square under Christmas lights? The amount of snow on the floor could very well discourage you from running, but you can still discover the city while walking with the Runnin’City app! (© Picture: @_tery_pro_ / Instagram)

🏃 🌍  Moscow, Russia | Distance: 5, 10 or 15km | Level: Easy

Palermo, Lyon, Nantes, Aix-en-Provence and Annecy: new sightjogging routes on the Runnin’City app

With hundreds of Smart Runs* available, the Runnin’City app allows you to discover the most beautiful cities worldwide while running. But there are always more and more sightjogging routes added every month! This week, the Runnin’City app releases new Smart Runs in Palermo, Lyon, Nantes, Aix-en-Provence and Annecy. Grab your running shoes and put your headphones on: the sightjogging experience starts now! Continue reading Palermo, Lyon, Nantes, Aix-en-Provence and Annecy: new sightjogging routes on the Runnin’City app

8 Reasons Why You Will Love The Runnin’City App

Reason #1. It is the only running app that will guide you through over 100 cities across the globe.

If you have ever tried running in an unfamiliar city, the chances are you know how it feels to get lost or run in uninteresting places… And you don’t want it to happen again. Well, relax, the Runnin’City running app is here for you.

Reason #2. You don’t need to [know how to] read a map.

Have you ever tried to run while reading a map? It’s difficult! Directly through your earphones, the Runnin’City app tells you where to go when. So you can keep your phone in your pocket and just enjoy the run.

Reason #3. You will learn about the things you see along the way.

Leave your paper tourist guide at home, the Runnin’City app’s audio-guide will notify you when you come across a point of interest. It will let you know what it is, and give you a quick description. 

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The Top 10 Smart Run Destinations According To Our Users

With 100* cities available since the app was launched in September 2016, Runnin’City offers a unique range of tourist running destinations! We were curious to know which cities were the most popular on the app, and it turns out they spread across 4 continents: North America, Europe, Asia and South America! Here are Runnin’City’s top 10 most popular cities so far!

*Now 150+ cities available

#10. New York, the city that never sleeps

Empire state building of New York city
The Empire State Building, a landmark in New York

“I want to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep / And find I’m king of the hill, top of the heap…” It seems a lot of you related to the lyrics in this famous song, and decided to head to The Big Apple for a Smart Run! Several of the latest routes released are based in New York, which has made it the app’s 10th most popular city. The good news is, throughout the year you can expect even more new Smart Runs in this cosmopolitan city. It’s got so much going for it, being the birthplace of so many major cultural and artistic movements, and the cradle of so many successful brands and businesses: New York truly embodies the “American dream.”

#9. Copenhagen, the Venice of the North

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Breaking News: Santa Claus Chose Runnin’City For His Annual World Tour

This year, Santa Claus chose Runnin’City for his business trip on December 24th. Meet with an illustrious man, whose priority is now to stay fit while enjoying a bit of sightseeing.

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