The best place to run in Karachi is in the Clifton Beach and DHA 8/Seaview area, where there are numerous parks, a long beach, and waterfront paths. Sandspit Beach is another runnable beach in Karachi. We’ve also put together routes that combine a few proximal parks: Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park & Ibn-e-Qasim Park, Hill Park/Kidney Hill, and a route combining Aziz Bhatti Park, Safari Park, and Karachi University. For a ‘runseeing’ tour of some of Karachi’s historic buildings, start at Frere Hall. Athletes will love the running track and fields in the National Stadium and adjacent Coaching Center area. For a unique, scenic, and challenging trail run, hire a guide and head to Kirthar National Park.
A couple of notes about running in Karachi: the weather is hot year-round, oppressively so from April to October, and the air quality can be poor. Also, because the roads are chaotic and crowded, it’s best to find a designated running spot. It also might be advisable to run in a group of two or three.