ART MEETS RUNNING

From Australia to Washington, here are 5 places to get a culture and fitness fix.

One of the world’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibitions stretches from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach. From October 18 to November 4, the 22nd annual Sculpture by the Sea transforms the dramatic 1.5-mile coastal walk (or run) into a living art museum with over 100 sculptures from artists such as Japan’s Keizo Ushio, and emerging local talent like Matthew Aberline. 

The three-week event attracts 500,000 people, but if you go early in the morning (the exhibition is open 24 hours) to avoid the crowds, you can take in the art while getting in a workout. There are two sets of stairs on the route where you can do sprints or lunge sets for an added heart rate boost and a shallow hill perfect for repeats. Finish with a swim at Bondi’s historic Icebergs Pool.

If Sydney isn’t in your immediate travel plans, here are four other sculpture parks around the world where culturally-minded fit travelers can exercise while appreciating the artwork.