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Quito is an excellent place for altitude running. It's nearly 10,000 feet above sea level and mild climate all year around, allow any athlete to enjoy of a unique run and improve his performance greatly. A challenging course in Quito is to run in the "Parque Metropolitano" located in the neighborhood of El Batan. From the soccer stadium walk uphill east for about a mile untill you reach street Guanguiltagua. The entrance of the park is right there along the street. The park has endless trails and is located on the edge of the valley of Quito. From certain trails you can enjoy a view of the whole city on one side and the valley of Cumbaya on the other side. You can also see the Ecuadorian Andean Range on the east side, and on a sunny day you might see three of the highest snow caped volcanoes in the world. Water fountains are available near the parking area, as well as restrooms. This park is a very safe and peaceful place to run any time of the year in Quito.