Introducing (finally!)

Running Shorts is going out for a run on its own.

Introducing (finally!)
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Hello, everyone. I need to update you on what’s happening with Running Shorts at this new site. You can click on the video above, or read on.

Over the past 12 years, I've written about runners and running in the Triad, and your encouragement in this pursuit has meant more to me than anything in my 43 years of journalism. While I am still employed by my company, Running Shorts has gone out for a run on its own.

This spring and summer, I've been assembling content for this new site, including:

A directory of free group runs.

Running groups in the Triad: Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and more
A directory of running groups across the Triad that are free to join and would welcome you.

A guide to the tracks in the area that welcome runners and walkers.

Tracks in the Triad: Here’s where you can run and walk
Runners and walkers in Guilford County can find no shortage of lined, 400-meter ovals for exercise or workouts that call for precise measurements and are devoid of cars. Seventeen tracks at high schools or elsewhere are available inside the county. Guilford County Schools is serving as a strong run…

And Race Days, the best calendar of road and trail events in the Triad.

Race Days: Road and trail races in the Triad
A listing of road and trail races, plus virtual options, across the Triad (with a few beyond).

What I missed most in recent months was talking to you. So the Runners profiles, and we have produced more than 400 of them together, are back, and you can learn stories behind even more of the people in our running tribe every Friday morning.

Runners: Angela Staab
The Runners profile is posted on Friday mornings at Running Shorts. Today, meet Angela Staab, whose life has been dedicated to helping others get healthy and now uses running to practice what she taught.
Runners: Carla Flores-Ballesteros
Carla Flores-Ballesteros, the principal at Allen Jay Elementary School in High Point, donated a kidney in December 2020 and is a finalist for Guilford County Schools principal of the year, an honor being announced Tuesday.
Runners: Lionel Alva
The Runners profile is posted on Friday mornings at the new Running Shorts. Today, meet Winston-Salem’s Lionel Alva.

Here's how you can help, and I would be grateful. Please consider a subscription to Running Shorts, and thank you to those of you who are already signed up.

For just $30 a year, or $3 a month, you can get access to everything at Running Shorts, including the Runners profiles, features, an upcoming series on brewery run clubs, coverage of Triad runners at the Boston Marathon and more.

You also can subscribe to receive free content, which will include the Race Days calendar and the directories of running groups and tracks.

Here’s the best part: Just click on the blue Subscribe button in the bottom right corner, and you can sign up to have Running Shorts delivered straight to your email inbox. It's that easy.

Thank you for considering, and have a great run!