Our San Diego tours are still operating during the CoVid-19 restrictions. (See below for our current booking requirements.)

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Looking for things to do to stay active? We have a great solution. Go for a run and learn about San Diego with a local tour guide.  

We are still operating all of our tours in San Diego. Please go ahead and book a run with us! 

We are a small local business. Our tours are all outside. Running outside is still allowed, and is a great way to stay healthy, keep your lungs and heart healthy, and clear the mind off the media madness... at least for the duration of your run. 

Please take note of the following: 

1. Each one of our tours is limited to only 1 party of no more than 5 persons

2. Your running guide will keep a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from other people during the tour. The route will exclude any places that may create pedestrian traffic. 

3. If you are feeling unwell, feverish, short of breath (even with seasonal allergies), please stay at home. Our guides reserve the right to cancel your tour on the spot if they observe an unfit participant. (This includes, but not limited to, immoderate coughing and sneezing).  

Our goal is to combine fitness and recreation with learning about San Diego's history and culture through fun and engaging running tours.

We design safe, scenic, and educational running routes.

All our tours are in San Diego's most scenic and historic neighborhoods - La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Little Italy, and Balboa Park.

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Our guides are knowledgeable about San Diego's history and culture. We are experienced runners and running coaches, able to provide safe running instruction, tips for race training plans, warm-up and stretching exercises - all during your tour.

Please note: these tours are for runners, not walkers. You should be able to run 3-4 miles at a very easy pace. We stop 8-10 times during a tour for photos and information. If you have done some running in the past few weeks, you should be fine on one of our tours. 

Our pace is determined by you - the participants. Typically around 11-12 minutes per mile, with occasional opportunities for faster surges for more serious runners in the group.

Each participant receives a t-shirt and a hydration beverage.

At the end of each tour, we spend a few minutes to safely stretch all major running muscles to prevent injuries.

Iconic San Diego Running Tours were founded in 2018 by Slava Kolpakov, a running coach and international yoga therapist. Slava and his wife Theresa have been exploring San Diego on foot, and on the run, since 2002. 

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