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Try to avoid running downtown; you'll actually do more walking than running due to thick pedestrian traffic. Make your way to the Charles River, less than a mile from most downtown offices and hotels. A pedestrians/bikers only path extends along both sides of the river from the Museum of Science (near downtown, where the river empties into Boston Harbor) to Watertown Square (about 14 kilometers/8 miles upriver). You'll have lots of company if you run near the Science Museum on the Boston side of the river. If don't like crowds, stay on the Cambridge side of the river during this stretch and cross over to the Boston side a few miles up. Further up the Cambridge side of the river (near Watertown Square) the paved path turns to dirt trail intermittently for a few miles. There are numerous bridges along the river, so you can tailor the length of your run by looping back from one of these bridges. Maps of the distances between bridges are available at Marathon Sports, a running store in Cambridge.