Top 20 Running Routes in Delhi NCR

I did a poll recently on our running group Delhi Runners about the favorite running routes of the members. This was done with the intent of deciding the prospective locations to hold the monthly Delhi Runners Half Marathon runs, the first of which happened recently in Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri. In this post, let me share the results of that poll, and what the members have as their favorite routes in Delhi NCR.

Here’s a look at the results which I collected and represented visually using Google maps.

View Delhi NCR Running Routes in a larger map

See below on the number of votes received for each of the above routes, i.e. number of folks which consider this route as their favorite.

  1. Nehru Park – 9 votes
  2. Lodi Gardens – 7 votes
  3. Deer Park – 4 votes
  4. India Gate – 3 votes
  5. Jahanpanah City Forest – 3 votes
  6. Japanese Park, Rohini – 3 votes
  7. Leisure Valley, Gurgaon – 3 votes
  8. Delhi University – 1 votes
  9. Jawaharlal Nehru University – 1 votes
  10. Khan Market – 1 votes
  11. Jor bagh, Lodi Colony – 1 votes
  12. Sector-93, Noida – 1 votes
  13. Central Ridge Reserve Forest – 1 votes
  14. Sanjay Lake Park – 1 votes
  15. Greater Noida – 1 votes
  16. Raj Ghat – 1 votes
  17. District Park, Pitampura – 1 votes
  18. Shalimar Bagh – 1 votes
  19. Asola Wildlife Sanctuary – 1 votes
  20. Gautam Buddha Park, Noida – 1 votes
Not surprisingly, Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri turned out to be the #1 favorite for Delhi Runners. Nehru park has also become the starting point for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon since the last two years (before that the event started from the Nehru Stadium). In fact, the top-5 routes are all located in central or south Delhi. 
For reference, the poll had 24 participants, with most participants choosing more that one route as their favorite.

So, whats your favorite running route in Delhi NCR? Any particular route which comes to your mind, and which I might have missed. Do you think any route in this list deserves a higher spot in the list and any particular features of that route which make it great which you would like to mention?


1 thought on “Top 20 Running Routes in Delhi NCR”

  1. For me lodhi garden will always be my first love. Started running here , was also where I completed my first HM run on a rainy evening.

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