6 Great Running Spots in Quezon City to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Start the new year right by visiting fitness spots most convenient for you.

By: Patricia Marie Prado | January 19, 2018


Exercising is never easy, but one simple way to start your fitness goals is through running. No need to enroll at a gym, buy any fancy equipment, or use traffic as an excuse when you’re feeling lazy. All you need is a good outfit and a sturdy pair of running shoes, and you’re good to go. And the best part of choosing running as your fitness regimen? Quezon City is packed with great places that are runner-friendly! Read our list of great running spots in Quezon City and get fit this year.


1. Quezon Memorial Circle

Where: Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Circle your way around Quezon Memorial Circle and get fit.

Image: Haykal Lorena

Aside from being a great leisure park, Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) is well-known as a haven for fitness buffs. You can visit as early as 7:00 AM to start your day with an adrenaline rush. QMC is a favorite spot of runners both at morning and at night.

Head to the shrine where the remains of President Manuel L. Quezon lies and do basic stretching exercises before you start your run. Once ready, you can circle around the shrine or run the loop of the park that totals to 1.8 kilometers once completed.



2. UP Diliman

Where: Diliman, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Run along with other runners and bikers and complete UP’s Academic Oval.

Image: Kevin Brandon Saure

Another favorite of runners in Quezon City is the campus of University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD). The university’s paved roads, tall trees, and fresh air are just some of the points why it has become a favorite among fitness enthusiasts. Not to mention the yummy street food stalls situated around the school and the nearby Maginhawa Street perfect for an after-run food trip.

One of the best running routes in UPD is the Academic Oval where there’s a lane dedicated solely for runners and cyclists. You’ll also pass by the iconic Oblation statue and get a view of the Sunken Garden while running. Complete the Oval and you’d have just run a total of 2.2 kilometers.



3. Veterans Memorial Golf Course

Where: Mindanao Avenue, Project 6, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Looking for a new running spot? Try Veterans Memorial Golf Course!

Image: Richard Santillan

Veterans Memorial Golf Course may not be popular to runners as it is a gated facility, but they do welcome runners on their field alongside the other golfers. Aside from the gorgeous golf course, Veterans also dedicated a path for runners who wish to enjoy the greeneries and fresh air inside their establishment.

The running path inside Veterans Memorial starts at the right side of the main gate where you’ll find a concrete path. Just follow the fairway green passing leftwards and it’ll lead you to a tree-lined road towards the chapel that circles back to the entrance. The whole route will give you a complete 2-kilometer run.



4. Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Where: Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is perfect for an afternoon run and a photo walk as well.

Image: Ruel Caballa

Another beautiful park perfect for running is the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. The park is home to rescued, donated, sick, and abandoned animals that are being taken care of by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). It has also become a popular leisure area for families and friends because of its vast facilities and picnic grounds.

For runners, the 22.7-hectare park has become a favorite as well with its barely polluted running routes. Aside from being noise- and smoke-free, Wildlife Center’s abundant trees, concrete paths, and beautiful lagoon also make it an ideal place for running. Traverse the banks of the lagoon and you’re sure to complete a 1.4-kilometer run.



5. La Mesa EcoPark

Where: Brgy. Fairview, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Traverse La Mesa Eco Park’s nature trail and be one with Mother Earth.

Image: @ranatannnnnn

Travel a bit further up north and you can also find a great running place in La Mesa EcoPark. The 33-hectare park is a favorite among locals because of its various facilities that include a saltwater swimming pool, a lagoon for fishing activities, biking, and zip line adventure. Take note that this well-maintained park has an entrance fee of PhP50 for non-QC residents, PhP40 for QC residents (with proof of residence), and PhP20 for QC students.

For runners, you can try the Petron Fitness and Mountain Bike Trail inside the park that stretches up to 1.2 kilometers. You can also challenge yourself to run up the hundreds of steps towards the La Mesa Watershed.


6. Amoranto Sports Complex

Where: 140 Don A. Roces Ave, Diliman, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Feel like an Olympian while running at Amoranto Sports Complex.

Image: Tofi Estaniel

For those who prefer a facility fit for athletes, you can also visit Amoranto Sports Complex with a low entrance fee of PhP5. The sports complex was built way back in 1966 and has been a favorite venue of various sports-related events, from public to private ones. Last 2005, the cycling track event of the 23rd Southeast Asian Games was even held here.

You can run like you’re in the Olympics and circle their 400-meter oval running course in the middle of their stadium that can handle 15,000 people. Aside from running, they also have other sports facilities including a multipurpose gym, tennis courts, boxing and weightlifting gym, and badminton courts.




From public parks to a school, and even a sports complex, there are plenty of running spots in Quezon City that’ll fit your needs. Let us know in the comments section which of these places will be your newest running spot this year.



Exercising is never easy, but one simple way to start your fitness goals is through running. No need to enroll at a gym, buy any fancy equipment, or use traffic as an excuse when you’re feeling lazy. All you need is a good outfit and a sturdy pair of running shoes, and you’re good to go. And the best part of choosing running as your fitness regimen? Quezon City is packed with great places that are runner-friendly! Read our list of great running spots in Quezon City and get fit this year.


1. Quezon Memorial Circle

Where: Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Circle your way around Quezon Memorial Circle and get fit.

Image: Haykal Lorena

Aside from being a great leisure park, Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) is well-known as a haven for fitness buffs. You can visit as early as 7:00 AM to start your day with an adrenaline rush. QMC is a favorite spot of runners both at morning and at night.

Head to the shrine where the remains of President Manuel L. Quezon lies and do basic stretching exercises before you start your run. Once ready, you can circle around the shrine or run the loop of the park that totals to 1.8 kilometers once completed.



2. UP Diliman

Where: Diliman, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Run along with other runners and bikers and complete UP’s Academic Oval.

Image: Kevin Brandon Saure

Another favorite of runners in Quezon City is the campus of University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD). The university’s paved roads, tall trees, and fresh air are just some of the points why it has become a favorite among fitness enthusiasts. Not to mention the yummy street food stalls situated around the school and the nearby Maginhawa Street perfect for an after-run food trip.

One of the best running routes in UPD is the Academic Oval where there’s a lane dedicated solely for runners and cyclists. You’ll also pass by the iconic Oblation statue and get a view of the Sunken Garden while running. Complete the Oval and you’d have just run a total of 2.2 kilometers.



3. Veterans Memorial Golf Course

Where: Mindanao Avenue, Project 6, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Looking for a new running spot? Try Veterans Memorial Golf Course!

Image: Richard Santillan

Veterans Memorial Golf Course may not be popular to runners as it is a gated facility, but they do welcome runners on their field alongside the other golfers. Aside from the gorgeous golf course, Veterans also dedicated a path for runners who wish to enjoy the greeneries and fresh air inside their establishment.

The running path inside Veterans Memorial starts at the right side of the main gate where you’ll find a concrete path. Just follow the fairway green passing leftwards and it’ll lead you to a tree-lined road towards the chapel that circles back to the entrance. The whole route will give you a complete 2-kilometer run.



4. Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Where: Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is perfect for an afternoon run and a photo walk as well.

Image: Ruel Caballa

Another beautiful park perfect for running is the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. The park is home to rescued, donated, sick, and abandoned animals that are being taken care of by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). It has also become a popular leisure area for families and friends because of its vast facilities and picnic grounds.

For runners, the 22.7-hectare park has become a favorite as well with its barely polluted running routes. Aside from being noise- and smoke-free, Wildlife Center’s abundant trees, concrete paths, and beautiful lagoon also make it an ideal place for running. Traverse the banks of the lagoon and you’re sure to complete a 1.4-kilometer run.



5. La Mesa EcoPark

Where: Brgy. Fairview, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Traverse La Mesa Eco Park’s nature trail and be one with Mother Earth.

Image: @ranatannnnnn

Travel a bit further up north and you can also find a great running place in La Mesa EcoPark. The 33-hectare park is a favorite among locals because of its various facilities that include a saltwater swimming pool, a lagoon for fishing activities, biking, and zip line adventure. Take note that this well-maintained park has an entrance fee of PhP50 for non-QC residents, PhP40 for QC residents (with proof of residence), and PhP20 for QC students.

For runners, you can try the Petron Fitness and Mountain Bike Trail inside the park that stretches up to 1.2 kilometers. You can also challenge yourself to run up the hundreds of steps towards the La Mesa Watershed.


6. Amoranto Sports Complex

Where: 140 Don A. Roces Ave, Diliman, Quezon City


best place to run in Quezon City

Feel like an Olympian while running at Amoranto Sports Complex.

Image: Tofi Estaniel

For those who prefer a facility fit for athletes, you can also visit Amoranto Sports Complex with a low entrance fee of PhP5. The sports complex was built way back in 1966 and has been a favorite venue of various sports-related events, from public to private ones. Last 2005, the cycling track event of the 23rd Southeast Asian Games was even held here.

You can run like you’re in the Olympics and circle their 400-meter oval running course in the middle of their stadium that can handle 15,000 people. Aside from running, they also have other sports facilities including a multipurpose gym, tennis courts, boxing and weightlifting gym, and badminton courts.




From public parks to a school, and even a sports complex, there are plenty of running spots in Quezon City that’ll fit your needs. Let us know in the comments section which of these places will be your newest running spot this year.



Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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