Manila, Philippines

Quezon Circle

Quezon City’s Quezon Memorial Circle is a national park honoring a former Philippine president. A concrete running loop around the perimeter adds up to about 1.2 miles (2 km). While the separated path ensures some protection from cars, it still runs along the busy Elliptical Road, so be prepared for some traffic noise. The park includes the Peace Bell, the Quezon Heritage House, and a small pond.

For a longer route, runners can pay the entrance fee to adjacent Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park and enjoy ~1 km of paths, or run some of the paths in the interior of the Quezon Circle. You can also run east along University Ave. (busy, with sidewalks) for ~3 km to connect to the UP Academic Oval route.


  • 1.2 miles (2 km)
  • 13 feet (4 meters)
  • Quezon City Hall
  • National Kidney and Transplant Institute Diagnostic Center