While Augusta is not a large city, the Riverfront and Olde Town areas make for some pleasant running, with lots of sights to see along the way. We’ve mapped a ~4 mile tour of the best running spots in the downtown area, showcasing the Riverwalk, Broad St. and Greene St., which are main streets but have a grassy, park-like median.
Starting at Fort Augusta Monument at Oglethorpe Park, run west along the Riverwalk to the Morris Museum of Art, then double back to 8th Street. Head south down 8th Street to Reynolds, then turn RIGHT. Turn LEFT into the large common space to reach Broad Street. Explore this area of Broad Street for a block or so, then cut down 9th Street past the Augusta-Richmond Public Library. Wrap around the block, past the First Baptist Church, and turn RIGHT down the manicured walkway of Greene Street. Turn RIGHT back down 7th to see the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson, then back up 6th to Greene Street. Take the Greene Street walkway east all the way to Forsyth Street in Olde Town. This beautiful residential neighborhood boasts tree-lined sidewalks and attractive old homes. Take Forsyth Street north to Broad Street, then turn LEFT back through the neighborhood to 6th Street. A RIGHT turn up 6th Street will take you back to the start.
Add-Ons: Additional paths along the Savannah River, nicest headed west of Oglethorpe Park along the River Levee Trail.