Running and walking are two of the best and easiest ways to explore a city and get some exercise, so it’s no surprise that if you’re visiting Albany you might like to go for a run or a walk.
The City of Albany maintains a number of great pedestrian trails:
If you like being part of an event, Albany is home to a number of fun runs and walks each year.
Some of the most popular races are the Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race, held every year on Thanksgiving Day; the iRun for Kids 5k and 10-miler in March which raises funds for Albany’s public schools; and the quirky Zombie Chase organized by the Albany Parks and Recreation Department.
In Lebanon, the Cheadle Challenge in November takes participants on an adventure course that includes wall climbs and other obstacles. In Sweet Home, you can bike, run or swim at the Best in the West Triathlon series.
Albany is home to several active walking clubs. The Albany Fitwalkers hosts regular outdoor walks several times a week and organizes walking trips around the state. Friends-in-Fitness meets at the Heritage Mall every morning to walk laps in a warm, dry environment.