Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia. Known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ for its year-round mild temperatures, Medellín lies within the Aburrá valley and is bisected by the Medellín River. Running in Medellín can be a challenge. The streets can be crowded & chaotic, and the air can be bad. But there are some decent parks & neighborhoods for running.
The best places to run in Medellín are the area around Nutibara Hill, the Parque Norte/Botanical Gardens area, and our Poblado neighborhood run. There’s great trail running for all abilities in El Volador. For a great destination run — and a cool experience — take the metrocable to Parque Arví.
Runners should note that Medellín lies at 1500m above sea level, and much of the city’s geography is hilly. Medellín has an excellent public transport system, which serves most of our routes.