Being the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit destination. It is a city filled with culture, history, and class, a true gem of Southeast Asia. A rich city with many wide avenues and good public transports, making Kuala Lumpur the best running spot for runners to explore.
Especially during the pandemic, many indoor exercises and sports are closed or restricted due to the restrictions. Thus, we want to encourage runners and non-runners to take this opportunity to exercise outdoors and surround themselves in nature, be it going for a walk, jog, run, or a workout.
You will be amazed by how beautiful Kuala Lumpur’s nature parks and the garden has to offer. So here’s the best location to run in Kuala Lumpur.
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1.KLCC Park & Perdana Botanical Gardens
In central KL, the best spots to run are KLCC park and Perdana Botanical Gardens. In KLCC park, you’re able to enjoy amazing views of the Petronas Twin Tower. The park features a 1.3km rubberized jogging track that uses a special surface called EPDM, and you will be surrounded by gardens, a lake with a fountain, and good facilities during your runs.
As for running in Perdana Botanical Gardens, we suggest designing your route with about 3-4km of non-overlapping walking trails along and around the gardens, there are some hills and stairs that will help get your heart rate up, overall it’s an amazing place to run.
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2.Desa Park City
To the north, there’s a newly developed running path at Desa Park City. It is a popular green space, the park features a 2.2km track, it has good facilities and has plenty of commercial spots. If you’re looking for a challenge, there’s a good hill that runs up to Ridgewood, and a water tank. It is a 1.5 km one-way, 300-foot elevation gain called ‘DPC Hill’.
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3.Kepong Metropolitan Park
Moreover, located well north of central KL, Kepong Metropolitan Park offers one of the longer running paths, it is along a 250-acre lake which highlights about a 3.8km loop around the lake.
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4.Forest Research Institute
If you’re looking for more nature trails to run, located 16km northwest central KL, the Forest Research Institute is one of the world’s leading institutions in tropical forestry research. However, running is allowed on certain designated roads, such as Jalan Foxworthy, Jalan Jelutong, Jalan Kapur, Kepong Botanic Garden, Rover Track, and Jalan Kampung Jawa.
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5.Malaysia’s National Botanical Garden
Lastly, to hit it off, running on one of the world’s largest botanical gardens in Malaysia is an achievement itself. Malaysia’s National Botanical Garden is a great spot for a run, it has numerous hill roads and trails leading through lush foliage, fruit trees and different gardens, and a rice field. Depending on the route you take, its distance is 7.5km to 10km.
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