Brasília, Brazil

Brasília Residential Districts: Asa Norte

Asa Norte. Creative Commons: Camilo do Nascimento Beze

Brasília’s planned residential districts, Asa Norte and Asa Sul, offer some decent opportunities for running. These leafy neighborhoods are adjacent to the Federal District, with long north-south thoroughfares lined with modernist apartment buildings and curvier east-west streets that calm traffic.

Parque Olhos D’Água. Patricia dos Santos

The Asa Norte neighborhood is north of the Jardim Blue Marx/Estação Central metro and is also known as the ‘North Wing’, as it curves like an airplane. We’ve mapped a 10k route that can be used as a guideline. Start with ~2 km on the pedestrian paths of the University of Brasília. Then run north on the tree-shaded paths alongside Via L1 Norte and Via L2 Norte to Parque Olhos D’Água, where a loop of the walking paths is ~1.5 km. This incudes an optional loop of the trendy, green area around the Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Esperança church.

Longer Run/Add-Ons: Can be combined with part of our adjacent Monumental Axis route.

 

 

Essentials
  • Full loop is 10.4 km (6.5 miles)
  • 122m (403 feet)
  • University of Brasília is a good starting point
  • The neighborhood is north of the Jardim Blue Marx/Estação Central metro