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Wanganui the beautiful River City in New Zealands North Island has three 'run around the bridges' options all from the same starting point. Starting on the city side of the town bridge at the river end of Victoria Avenue there is the 'two bridges' - up the river on Somme Parade across the Dublin Street bridge down the river on Anzac Parade and back across the town bridge to your starting point - a 4.6 kilometers loop. The 'three bridges' is a 7.2 kilometers loop. Stay on Somme Parade and run past the Dublin Street bridge until you reach the Railway bridge (the most northerly of the four bridges that cross the Whanganui River). Once across your return journey is down stream to Somme Parade across the Town bridge to your starting point. The final option is the 11.0 kilometers loop around the 'four bridges'. The beginning of your run is the same as the 'three bridges'. Instead of returning over the Town bridge to your starting point, carry on until you reach the Cobham bridge (the most southern bridge). Once across take the first exit and double back under the bridge and run along the river bank up steam until you reach your starting point at the Town bridge. Oh, and if your up for a coffee there are six great cafes - Vega, Jolt, The Cracked Pepper, The Big Orange, Ceramic, and Amadeus - all with in three minutes walk.