Suzhou Creek is just a 10 minutes bike ride away from my home in the French Consession and I love to go here for a run or an evening walk. Especially on a day like today where I had plenty of time for outdoor activities and where the air feels so fresh, the sky is blue and the temperature has dropped to more running-friendly degrees.
I lock my bike at the Creek in the Jing'an-end and if I have a good leg-day like today I run all the way to the Bund and back. There is something really spectacular about running by the creek as it gets broader and broader and suddenly the Pudong Skyline shows behind bridges and buildings. Before you know of it the creek runs into Huangpu River and you are being stopped by a Chinese tourist for a photo together at the Bund.
If you're not sure how to get to the creek or where to start you can check out my route and map here. Or just grab your trainers, head to the creek and start running along the tracks on both sides of the water.
I love running by water and I literally feel like I've been on a little morning get-away from busy Shanghai every time I do this mission.