Greenwich Point Park 10K Run
To get in shape for the Norwalk Mother’s Day 10K, I’ve been trying to get in about 10 kilometers (about 6.2 miles) on my weekend run. Today I needed a change of pace from my usual downtown Stamford route and I found a really gorgeous one just over the town line in Greenwich. I parked at St. Saviour’s Nursery school on Sound Beach Avenue and headed down to Greenwich Point Park. After experiencing lots of house envy on the way to the park, I finally arrived at this beautiful recreation area right along the water. It’s a fantastic place to run or walk. Great scenery, a flat well-paved road, and respectful drivers thanks to a 15 mph speed limit. I can’t believe I hadn’t been there before. I’ll definitely be back!
I shared my map through Garmin this time, so in addition to my route, you can also see all my stats like how slow I run, etc. by clicking on View Details below the map. Don’t make fun of me! You’ll see I had to run a little extra at the end to get in the full 10K. Learn from my miscalculation: start at the Beach House Cafe on Sound Beach instead of the school to get in the full 10km without the extra randomness at the end of the run.
- Heads up on the stretch of Shore Road; it’s a narrow street with lots of curves and no sidewalk or bike path.
- There’s plenty of pavement to pound at Greenwich Point Park, but if you have your trail shoes on, you might want to explore the sandy path that goes out to the very end of the park’s peninsula.
- If you’re interested in doing the Norwalk Mother’s Day 10K on May 9, it’s not too late to sign up. Go to my Calendar and click on the event link to learn how to sign up online.
–Laura DeLallo, Founder, Living Fit
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