Lahore is Pakistan’s second largest city and is the historic and cultural centre of the wider Punjab region. It’s considered one Pakistan’s most socially liberal, progressive, and cosmopolitan cities. Given the density, state of the infrastructure, and lack of traditional sidewalks, the best bets for running in Lahore are on the ‘jogging tracks’ located in several of the city’s largest parks, plus some other designated running spots.
The historic core of Lahore is the Walled City, which can be explored on foot with our ‘runseeing’ tour in Greater Iqbal Park. For another longer, off-road run in central Lahore, combine Bagh e Jinnah (Lawrence Garden) with Race Course (Jilani) Park. Three other great parks with jogging tracks include Model Town Park and the adjacent Afra Karim Park. In the eastern part of Lahore, we love running in the landscaped Jallo Park. For road running, the best bets are the tree-lined Mall Road and the Lahore Cantonment neighborhood.
A couple of notes about running in Lahore: Summers are very hot, and the air quality can be poor — hydrate and plan accordingly. In some spots, it might be advisable to run with a partner. Also, please respect social and cultural norms with respect to running attire.