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There is one dedicated jogging route near Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai that runs along the Huangpu River promenade and Binjiang Park. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel places a jogging map in each of its guestrooms, and the concierge can give you directions on getting to the start of the path. But keep in mind: Jogging has not caught on in China, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see other runners (and also if you are the recipient of some open-mouthed staring). Car congestion in Shanghai is terrible and many sidewalks are too crowded for joggers; so if you want to deviate from the luxury hotel’s suggested route, ask the concierge where it’s safe to run. It’s important to know that the city’s air is fairly polluted, so even if you jog regularly at home, you may find yourself more out of breath when hitting the pavement in Shanghai.