|A "cultural heritage marathon" through the port city. (Image from here).|
Being part of a running club here has been a great way to meet people, and also to get to know the country. In addition to the loading docks and avenues of Valparaíso, we've run races across desert-like hill country in Puchuncaví, and around the lagoon and forests of Curauma. And our weekly training grounds along the Pacific coast in Viña del Mar feature cool ocean spray and great views.
The only downside I've found is that having a conversation with someone while running is hard enough in English, and nearly impossible (for me) in Spanish. And there was that one race in which I misunderstood the instructions at the starting line and ran the wrong way. Luckily my teammates have been very patient with me.