Run The Planet is proud to introduce our new affiliate Run.com, the best running route resource on the web. If you are looking for a new Irbil running route, or want to share your favorite Irbil running routes with the rest of the word, Run.com is the place to be.
This is a park course with paved paths throughout the park. A full loop of the park is about 1.75 miles, but it is possible to meander through other paths to add a bit of variety. It is almost completely flat, and there is very little shade (although the park is new and small trees may offer some protection from the sun in a few years). Because of the summer heat in northern Iraq, anytime between April and October, you will probably want to be finished running by 8 in the morning. The park paths are lighted and the place seems to be pretty safe overall (the entrances are guarded by armed members of the Kurdish peshmerga), but running after dark still does not seem like a good idea.