Ohio’s largest metropolitan area, Cincinnati is situated on the north side of the Ohio River and across the border from Kentucky. Downtown Cincinnati is marked by Fountain Square, at the heart of the Central Business District. Kroger, Macy’s, The E.W. Scripps Company, Fifth Third Bank and Proctor & Gamble are all headquartered downtown. The city’s setting and historical importance make for a great scene for running in Cincinnati, with extensive riverfront paths, excellent parks, and lovely neighborhoods.
The best place to run in Cincinnati is along the miles of riverfront running paths, using the numerous bridges to connect to paths across the river in Covington and Newport, Kentucky. Other Cincinnati running highlights include extensive Eden Park, Devou Park, and the University of Cincinnati campus. We also love running around Otto Arlmleder Park, on the Mill Creek Greenway, and further north, the extensive Winton Woods. There are also some lovely residential neighborhoods for running in Cincinnati. For a longer distance run, one good option is the Little Miami Scenic Trail, which follows the outline of the Little Miami river for up to 78 miles northeast to Springfield.
There is a reasonably good bus system in Cincinnati, but anything outside of downtown will generally require a car.