Running paths for Amsterdam

The running paths will be clearly marked and offer routes for running without having to stop at traffic lights or other obstacles. The first four routes are set to be completed in time for the European Athletics Championships, which will be held in Amsterdam from 6 to 10 July 2016. Prospective locations for the routes include the Westerpark, the Flevopark and the Martin Luther Kingpark.

Amsterdam runners

To determine the routes, the City analysed data from running apps. Amsterdammers’ favourite locations for a run are in parks and by the water, with preferences for varying surroundings and surfaces, uninterrupted routes and the option of doing a round. The average distances that are run lie between three and seven-and-a-half kilometres. Location and length routes will be published on www.atletiek.amsterdam from the end of March.