Best-Kept Secret Run Challenge

Springdale Road

Ever get sick of the running trails, the high school tracks, the campus sidewalks? We certainly do. And don’t think for a New York minute you have to take the beaten path. What say you, Mr. Frost? “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.” Thanks, Bob. So which road are we talking about? Springdale Road. Hell, if you manage the 5-mile stretch from 51st to Cesar Chavez, you’ll trek everything from the middle of the road to Mr. Catfish’s front steps to the railway tracks before you find a sidewalk. The cars won’t give you much room to breathe, and the macadam reflects the noonday sun enough to make you think you’re running on a skillet. But hey, if it were easy, everyone would do it!

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