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Relatively short but pretty run through the Lido Park, near the Holiday Inn Lido and the Beijing Harbour Plaza hotels, and still accessible from the Great Wall Sheraton and the Hilton hotels by a short cab ride (Chaoyang district). Approximately a 1km loop on paved ground - slightly uneven paving in places so watch your step - through a mid size park with plenty of green and a large pond (or a small lake depending on your scale of things) in the middle. Morning walkers and Tai Chi practitioners abound but there's plenty of room and I've never had to slow down for anybody on my runs. Recommended time: early morning, especially in summer when dawn breaks as early as 5.00 am. Later in the day the pollution builds up and running is not particularly pleasant. Evening is probably the worst time of the day to run in Beijing.