One of running’s pleasures is the classic ‘river loop’, usually featuring a path along the water, with pedestrian-friendly bridge crossings that allow for distances of varying lengths. The Charles River loop in Boston is among the more famous. Here, we highlight some of the great river running loops in North America — our 30 favorites, in alphabetical order, by city name. For a list of all the major riverfront paths we’ve curated worldwide, see the Classic River Paths category. Navigation note: Click the ‘back page’ button to go back to the ‘list’.