A terrific option for running in the heart of Indianapolis. The paved multi-use path runs for up to 7 miles along the White River from Raymond St. north to Riverside Park. Parks, skyline & water views, and some key Indy sites.
A popular race route, but it is also a great "Heart of the City" run. There are 2 routes: a 3.3 and a 5 mile loop.
One of the best downtown spots to run, no matter the time of day. It's safe, quiet, and uninterrupted by traffic for an almost 2 mile loop.
For urban exploration there is not a more connected trail than the Cultural Trail, whose 8 miles makes a loop in and around the urban core of the city.
A popular paved trail that runs along Fall Creek. Starts at Kessler Park, ~2.5 miles north of downtown, and runs 9.5 northeast to Skiles Test Nature Park. Water views as you pass century-old bridges and established neighborhoods.
A popular running spot and one of the largest metropolitan green spaces in the nation. There are 10 miles of trails and certified road courses of 5K, 8K, and 10K. Combination of wooded & waterside trails, with some rolling hills.
Run along the inaugural 'rails to trails' trail! This paved, multi-use path stretches from near downtown, north for 25+ miles to Sheridian, with numerous connections to other area trails. There are several 'sections' of the trail.
There are some lovely residential neighborhoods for running just north of downtown. Start in Meridian Hills, using the spectacular North Meridian St. as an anchor, and work your way north to Nora and Carmel.
Explore the eastern and southern edges of the city with the Pleasant Run Trail. The south end is at Garfield Park, the north end is Ellenberger Park.