10 Best places to run in Metro Manila

Darryl Esguerra
PUBLISHED February 13, 2018 12:26 pm

(Inside Manila) Achieving a healthy and fit body needs a proper mindset to just lace up your running shoes, stretch your muscles and take that 30-minute jog every day. Sounds easy, right? But when you gaze at the busy streets of Manila, you may think it isn’t suited for an ideal running atmosphere.


However, the Metro has a number of great places apt for achieving your #BodyGoals. You don't need to look further as Inside Manila rounded up 10 of the best places to get exercise outdoors around Metro Manila.


Quezon Memorial Circle



Quezon City Circle/ Photo: Wikimedia Commons


While the Circle is a major historical and national asset, the shrine’s innermost circular grounds, which has an approximately 1.8-kilometer loop distance, is a go-to exercise area for many runners coming from the northern Metro Manila.


Legazpi Active Park



Legazpi Active Park/Photo: Philippine Primer


This park has a clean verdant area perfect for some outdoor fitness activities like yoga, calisthenics and zumba. There is also a jogging trail and children’s playground, making it an ideal place for the whole family.


UP Diliman



UP Diliman/ Photo: Wikimedia Commons


The UP Diliman Academic Oval is a good training ground for runners who like to breathe clean air and enjoy the shade of the Acacia trees.


Filinvest City



Filinvest City/ Photo: Wikimedia


With its wide sidewalks lined with big trees and lush landscaping, a run around Filinvest City in Muntinlupa will give you a break from the concrete jungles of the more congested life in the metro.


CCP/Roxas Boulevard



CCP/Photo: ABS-CBN


The refreshing sea breeze and the arresting sunrise and sunset views are the things runners like in a run in CCP along Roxas Boulevard.


Heritage Park



Heritage Memorial Park/ Photo: Global Pinoy Fitness


If you’re afraid of ghosts, run in the morning, where there are plenty of other living joggers to keep you company at Heritage Park, a large cemetery in Taguig City’s Bayani Rd.


Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Parks



Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center/ NAPWC website


This spacious 22-hectare “nature park in the heart of the city” will help you replenish and reduce the stress at work.


MOA Seaside Boulevard



MOA Seaside Blvd/ Photo: Kate Palana/Flickr


Before going on a shopping-spree, run along Mall of Asia Seaside Boulevard in the morning before cars fill up the area.


Ayala Triangle Garden



Ayala Traingle/Photo: Weekendnotes


The 20,000-square meter park right behind the Philippine Stock Exchange building where the congested streets of Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue meet could be your ultimate refresher for it is where nature and city life converge.


Rizal Park



Luneta Park/Photo: Jason Audrey Licerio/Flickr


Luneta Park is not the easiest place to go to on weekdays, but early morning runs around the historic park can be lovely.

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