Run with WCRB

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Quick! What does Boston have in common with San Francisco, Austin, and New York City? Tech, sure. And higher ed. But they're also all included in Forbes magazine's Top 10 Cities for Running. Whether it's the slog up Heartbreak Hill or a nice jog along the Charles, there's no question that Boston’s perfect for running.

(Photos: Meredith Nierman/WGBH)

But there’s another important fact: Boston loves being energized by classical music. That is why 99.5 WCRB has brought running and music together with the perfect playlist to add a charge to your step. Plug it in as you run and enjoy music that will keep you going.

You may be familiar with much of the music, like Orff's Carmina Burana, Bernstein's Candide Overture, and Bizet's Carmen. But you'll also hear some unexpected inspiration. Do you know Michael Torke's Javelin? Get ready for the afterburner!

So for a truly fantastic run, lace up, pop in the ear buds, hit the road and "Run With WCRB!"

Take this playlist with you on Spotify and add your own running favorites to our community playlist*.

*Instructions for collaborating on Spotify: When you click on the link, it opens in Spotify and the new, collaborative playlist is added to your account. Anyone with a link can make changes, which will appear instantly, listing each contributor


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WCRB Programs and Features

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sunday Night Special Concerts
The Bach Hour
CD of the Week
Classical Performance Podcast

Sunday Night Opera

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