The sights, sounds, and smells that change with the season, as well as the safe roads and varied terrain, make the Arboretum a runner's paradise year-round. Countless runners take advantage of the nine miles of scenic paved roads that wind through the West and East Side, creating a beautiful running course. The most common run loops are the outer 4.5 mile loop on the East Side and the 2.9 mile loop around the outer West Side.
Running is allowed on the roadways, although only walkers are permitted on trails. Runners can change clothes, use the restrooms and lockers, and buy water and food in the Visitor Center.