Alexandria is the third-largest city in Egypt. It’s a major visitor destination, owing to its history, and location on the southern coast of the Mediterranean in the Nile delta. Alexandria is also a major commercial center. Most of the running in Alexandria is centered on the Corniche, though there are some other waterfront paths, beaches, and small parks.
The best place to run in Alexandria is to choose a section of the Alexandria Corniche, which runs for 21 km from the Citadel to the gate of the Montaza Palace. There’s also a nice run around the grounds of the Montaza Palace, including the Montaza Bridge and additional waterfront paths. In central Alexandria, one can put together a decent run combining Al Shalalat Park & El Qably Park, and two nearby running tracks. Runners can also do a loop around the popular Alexandria Sporting Club, which also has a running track and is near the Corniche for a longer run. Note that even though there are numerous beaches in Alexendria, most are not very conducive for running.
Runners should not that Alexandria’s weather is hot in summer, but temperatures are moderated by the Mediterranean, compared to other locations in Egypt. Alexandria has a decent public transport system, consisting of a four-line tram system that dates back to 1860. There is a plan to build a metro.