Running history tours of Albany

Maiden Lane sunlight 2016-MarchBus tours. Bike tours. Walking tours. Yep, sure.

Running tour? That's a new one to us.

The Albany Public Library has organized a series of running history tours of downtown Albany. Blurbage:

Explore 2.5 miles of historic downtown Albany as a pair of running librarians lead you and a small group of participants on a narrated history run through our city! If you can comfortably run an 11 minute mile (5.5 mph) over 2.5 miles, you'll have no problem keeping up. We'll take three short breaks at historic points along the way. Lace up your sneakers, bring headphones or borrow some of ours. We'll provide a digital audio player you'll hold while running containing a narrated audio tour. The tour was developed from information gathered in our library's Pruyn Collection of Albany History, local history blogs, and other resources!

The first tour is Saturday, July 9 at 10. There are four more tours scheduled over the course of July and August, three on Saturday mornings and one on a Wednesday evening. The group meets up at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center at Quackenbush Square, and the morning tours end at The French Press Cafe and Creperie and the evening tour at McGeary's.

The tours are free, but registration is required. Details at the link above.

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