Whether you’re an avid jogger or just hoping to stay fit during the holidays vacationing in Doha offers visitors a range of picturesque landscapes in which to enjoy the popular form of exercise. Tourist hoping to balance wellness and health while indulging in some of the simpler pleasures of a holiday such as wining and dining can experience the best of both worlds by heading to the city’s idyllic parks for a run. Visitors based in Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara and other hotels across the city can enjoy a morning or afternoon jog at the following hotspots in Doha.

Aspire Park, located opposite Villaggio Mall and next to its namesake tower is undoubtedly the most frequented jogging park in the city. Lush walking trails and jogging paths crisscross its breathtaking confines littered with play areas, shady trees and fountain. A favourite of the Doha Bay Runners Club Sheraton Park is one of the city’s oldest and best parks for runners. Occupying the heart of the city the running track is among the finest in the area. Tourists and locals alike also work up a sweat jogging along the scenic Corniche Park with its stunning ocean and skyline views serving as the perfect backdrop for a relaxing jog. Visitors can take a break from their jog and also take part in the park’s stretching and aerobics sessions or take a mat along for some yoga if the mood strikes. Health conscious jogger should also experience the sprawling lawns and open spaces of Al Rayyan Park where the outdoor running track attracts joggers of every age and origin to the verdant patch which is relatively less crowded than other jogging parks in Doha.

Passionate joggers and running enthusiasts heading to Doha can also time their visit to coincide with some of the city’s most coveted events for runners. The Dolphin Energy Doha Dash and the Six Senses Charity Run are family oriented running events in February in addition to the Aspire Zone Fun Run. The Night Run and the Tower Torch Run, on the other hand, offer diverse challenges for joggers as they must run in glow in the dark attire for the former and run up a flight of 1304 stairs for the latter.

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