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Running Tour of the Monuments

Washington, United States

Experience hosted by Beth

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people

What you'll do

Join me for a 3.5-4 mile entirely outdoor jog around the Tidal Basin and Mall of Washington, DC. Hear the history of the Mall and monuments (and some lame jokes) along the way. Tours cover the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, World War II Memorial, Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Washington Monument. Special destination requests can also be worked in to our route. After our run I'm happy to point you to additional destinations, recommend great coffee shops, and suggest hot spots and events to help make your visit even more memorable. See my photos of DC on the 'gram at dcrunningtours.
Other things to note
Please bring your own camera (I am very happy to take your photo!), and any water and snacks. The run is about 4 miles, so please dress appropriately.
Join me for a 3.5-4 mile entirely outdoor jog around the Tidal Basin and Mall of Washington, DC. Hear the history of the Mall and monuments (and some lame jokes) along the way. Tours cover the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, World War II Memorial, Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Washington Monument. Special destination requests can also be worked in to our route. After…

Meet your host, Beth

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I've been running since I was 12 years old, and have done everything from mile dashes to the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler to an ultra-marathon. I am a licensed DC tour guide because I love showing off the beautiful District of Columbia, and sharing fun history facts!
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Tue, Jun 15
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Thu, Jun 17
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Fri, Jun 18
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6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Join 1 other guest
$30 per person

Where you'll be

The Tidal Basin and Mall of Washington, DC:
Jefferson Memorial
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
World War II Memorial
Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial
The White House
3,750 cherry blossom trees

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 172 reviews.

Gretchen
March 2021
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I booked this for my runner husband to do while I was here for work and he had a great time.
Rekha
March 2021
The monuments tour with Beth was a highlight of my trip! I was so nervous to run for the first time in years, and Beth was very accommodating and patient with walking when I needed to. It was the perfect way to start a beautiful Sunday morning and I learned more than I ever could have on my own. And the best part- I made a new friend in Beth! Can’t recommend this tour highly enough!
The monuments tour with Beth was a highlight of my trip! I was so nervous to run for the first time in years, and Beth was very accommodating and patient with walking when I needed…
Sabrina
November 2020
From here on out, when I have friends visit DC, I will recommend to them Beth’s tour! It was the perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday morning: fresh air and American history. I’m a local and yet I still learned so much about the stories behind the memorials thanks to Beth’s expertise. Lastly! It’s COVID-friendly as we’re wearing masks 100% of the time, it’s outdoors, and kept distance. Our group size was 3, including Beth. Thank you, Beth, for the wonderful experience!
From here on out, when I have friends visit DC, I will recommend to them Beth’s tour! It was the perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday morning: fresh air and American history. I’m a…
Sara
March 2020
This tour was so much fun with Beth! We would definitely recommend this for anyone that likes to run (at any speed!) and wants to see the monuments. Although we’d been to DC several times and had seen many of the monuments, we learned something new about each of them. Beth was very friendly and knows her stuff. If you’re even a little bit of a runner, do this tour. It’s a great time of day to see the sights of DC when it’s a little less crowded. And bonus - if you get your exercise in, you can eat even more of the great food DC has to offer throughout the rest of the day 🤪
This tour was so much fun with Beth! We would definitely recommend this for anyone that likes to run (at any speed!) and wants to see the monuments. Although we’d been to DC severa…
James
February 2020
This was a great way to start my day, a light morning jog with multiple stops to see each monument. I had a great time with Beth she was knowledgeable and passionate about living in D.C. and she made me feel very welcome throughout my experience!
This was a great way to start my day, a light morning jog with multiple stops to see each monument. I had a great time with Beth she was knowledgeable and passionate about living i…
Mustafa
February 2020
Beth is a first class guide and runner. She knows a lot about the history of all the Mall monuments and she is aver welcoming person. I would highly recommend this tour with Beth. The personal experience is unbeatable, you will leave the tour a more educated person.
Beth is a first class guide and runner. She knows a lot about the history of all the Mall monuments and she is aver welcoming person. I would highly recommend this tour with Beth.…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.