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25 Best Runs Near An Airport

You’re either stuck near the airport due to a delay or cancellation, or hoping to squeeze a run in before a flight. Some cities have some surprisingly good places to run near their major airport. This is a list of airports with the best running options near by. The focus is on major cities. We also point where there are hotels in easiest proximity to the routes. The list is ordered alphabetically, by region. For a list of ALL routes near an airport, click on the ‘Near Airport‘ category on the Great Runs home page.

Delaware County

Philadelphia: Suburbs

Delco, the small county to the south of Philadelphia, sits along the Delaware River. Highlights include the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Ridley Creek Park, and the course of the Media 5 Mile Race. There is also loads of trail running here.

Etobicoke Running Options

Toronto, Ontario

This western suburb near Pearson Airport has some excellent running options, including several longer, linear park trails. Highlights include the Etobicoke Creek Trail, West Deane Park Path, trails along the Humber River, Centennial Park, and Humber Bay Park.

Bosque de Aragón

Mexico City, Mexico

The Bosque de Aragón is a park located in the Gustavo A. Madero, near the International Airport of Mexico City. There is a 2.5 km paved path surrounding a fountain and a second 5 km dirt path around the perimeter of the park.

Juan Carlos I Park

Madrid, Spain

If you are interested in modern art, Juan Carlos I Park is the route for you. Located in northeast of Madrid, this 148 acre park features a large lake, olive groves, Tres Culturas garden, and 19 open-air sculptures!


Milan, Italy

Known as the “sea of Milan”, is one of the most beautiful places for a run near Milan. This artificial lake, is about 10km east of central Milan, and near the airport. The 6 km loop features lush, green surroundings.

Rinku Park

Osaka, Japan

A perfect waterfront sunset run near the Kansai Airport in Izumisano City. Multiple options, including ~7 km or ~11 km routes along mainly waterfront paths.

Cooks River Trail

Sydney, Australia

If you're staying near the Sydney airport, there's a pleasant path along the Cooks River, which forms sort of a linear park. There are nice views of the water, and some wooded sections. A loop is 9.2 km. The trail is more seamless on the south bank.

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