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The concierge at The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai provides jogging maps for two routes near the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. But before you pop on your running shoes, you should know that jogging hasn’t caught on in Shanghai, so you’ll rarely see fellow runners on the streets (save for a few foreigners). So it’s important to speak with the concierge about where it’s safe to run and where you should avoid. Car congestion in Shanghai is a big issue, and many sidewalks are far too crowded for joggers. The Langham’s jogging maps offer a longer run in the French Concession or a shorter option around Taiping Lake, the body of water next to the luxury hotel. Note that Shanghai’s air is fairly polluted, so even if you jog regularly at home you may find yourself more out of breath during your run in Shanghai.