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.

Running groups in the Triad: Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and more
The Fiddlin' Fish Run Club in Winston-Salem on a 70-degree Monday night in February (Eddie Wooten photo).

A directory of groups across the Triad that are free to join and would welcome having new people run with them.

The entries below about running groups in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and beyond include Facebook or web links on which you can click to learn more.

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A bonus: Find your Triad running group below, but scroll all the way to the end, and the groups are listed by day of the week.

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Asheboro

FOUR SAINTS BREWING COMPANY RUN CLUB
When:
6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Starting line: Four Saints Brewing, 218 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro.
How far: 1-, 3- and 5-mile routes.
How fast: Variety; all runners welcome.
Learn more: Four Saints Run Club on Facebook.


The Wilder Uwharrie Trail Running group (photo courtesy of Ciara Wilder Massingale).

WILDER UWHARRIE TRAIL RUNNING
When:
7 a.m. third Saturdays of each month.
Starting lines: Various. June 20, Walkers Creek Trailhead; July 20, Tot Hill Trailhead.
How far: Each runner's choice.
How fast: All paces welcome.
Notable: "All paces and experience levels are welcome to join us," group leader Ciara Massingale says. "I always make sure no one ever runs alone!" ... The "night" hike is at 5:45 a.m. on these days. ... Group members also earn a free Wilder Uwharrie Trail Running silicone bracelet and bumper sticker. ... Participants should take their own fueling and hydration.
Learn more: WilderUwharrieTrailRunning.com, Wilder Uwharrie Trail Running on Facebook and on Instagram or email wilderuwharrietrailrunning@gmail.com



Greensboro

BLUELINERS
When:
7:30 a.m. Saturdays, 5:55 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Starting line: On the blue line in front of the Spencer Love Tennis Center, 3802 Jaycee Park Dr., Greensboro.
How far: Saturdays – Out-and-back course over the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway toward Strawberry Road. The majority of the Blueliners will run 8 or 11 miles. For longer distances, folks arrive at 7 a.m. or earlier and return for the 7:30 start. Tuesdays and Thursdays – Leave parking lot at 5:55 a.m. for 4-5 mile run; about half the group now walks. Finish by 7 a.m.
How fast: "8 minutes per mile or so for the jack rabbits, up to 10 for the oldies. We have walkers as well." – Rick King.
Learn more: Rick King, rickkinggt@gmail.com; visit the Blueliners’ Facebook page.


DOWNTOWN DASHERS
When:
5 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 a.m. Saturdays.
Starting lines: Bryan Family YMCA, 501 W. Market St., Greensboro, on Tuesdays and Thursdays; varied locations on Saturdays.
How far: 3-6.5 miles Tuesdays and Thursdays, including hills, steps, plyometrics, stairs and track; long runs, variety of distances, Saturdays.
How fast: Six minutes per mile to Galloway run-walk method. Group runs begin together then break into smaller groups by pace. The Dashers use the buddy system. Dashers observe COVID guidelines on masks and distancing.
Learn more: Naomi Ballen, naomiballen@hotmail.com.


Runners on the Downtown Greenway in Greensboro.

DOWNTOWN GREENWAY RUN & WALK CLUB
When:
6 p.m. Thursdays.
Starting line: LoFi Park, in front of Joymongers, 500 N. Eugene St., Greensboro.
How far: 4 miles for runners; 2-4 miles for walkers.
How fast: Variety of paces.


FLEET FEET GREENSBORO THURSDAYS
When:
6 p.m. Thursdays.
Starting line: Fleet Feet Greensboro, 3731 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro.
How far: 2-10 miles.
How fast: Variety of paces.
Learn more: Fleet Feet Greensboro on Facebook.


The Fleet Feet Rock Runners (courtesy Facebook page).

FLEET FEET ROCK RUNNERS
When:
6 p.m. Wednesdays (Greensboro), 6 p.m. Thursdays (High Point).
Starting lines: Various locations.
How far: Usually 3-8 miles.
How fast: Variety; all runners and walkers welcome. From the Facebook page: "Fastest people are usually 10-12 mile. Most people are 12+/mile. We always have people walking as well. There will usually always be someone running at about your pace."
Notable: "We offer freeze pops afterward," Rock Runners' Jeff Stenberg says.
Learn more: Fleet Feet Rock Runners on Facebook.


The Greensboro Running Club before a summer Tuesday evening run (photo courtesy of Greensboro Running Club on Facebook).

GREENSBORO RUNNING CLUB
When:
6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays.
Starting lines: Steel Hands Brewing, 1918 W. Gate City Blvd., on Tuesdays; Spencer Love Tennis Center, 3802 Jaycee Park Dr., on Saturdays.
How far: 2 and 4 miles on Tuesday nights; variety of distances on Saturdays, with a "show-and-go" style, club president Sarah Hampton says.
How fast: "We welcome all paces, walkers and runners alike. You do not have to be a member to join us," Hampton says.
Notable: The club hosts eight-week run series on Tuesday nights around Greensboro. ... The club, which does offer a membership that includes race discounts, social events and more, was founded in 1976.
Learn more: Greensboro Running Club on Facebook and GreensboroRunningClub.org.


The Hidden Gate Brewing Run Club meeting on a Monday night in August (Eddie Wooten photo).

HIDDEN GATE BREWING RUN CLUB
When:
6 p.m. Mondays.
Where: Hidden Gate Brewing, 102 Barnhardt Street, Greensboro.
Learn more: Hidden Gate Brewery Run Club on Facebook.


Announcements before a run at Little Brother Brewing Run Club in Greensboro.

LITTLE BROTHER BREWING RUN CLUB
When:
6 p.m. Tuesdays (run starts at 6:15).
Starting line: Little Brother Brewing, 348 S. Elm St., Greensboro.
How far: Variety of distances varying between 1, 3 and 5 mile routes.
How fast: Variety of paces. Walkers, joggers, skippers welcome.
Learn more: Little Brother Brewing Run Club on Facebook, littlebrotherbrew.com/runclub or Little Brother Brewing on RunGoapp.com.


The Natty Greene's Run Club on a warm Wednesday night in February 2023.

NATTY GREENE'S RUN CLUB
When:
6:15 p.m. Wednesdays.
Starting line: Natty Greene's, 345 S. Elm St., Greensboro.
How far: Variety of distances.
How fast: Variety of paces.
Notable: Natty's runs are pet-friendly. The Natty's runs are also encouraging runners to dress for the weather and to wear reflective gear during late fall and winter.
Learn more: Natty Greene's Run Club on Facebook.


The Oden Brewing Run Club on a Tuesday night in April 2023.

ODEN BREWING RUN CLUB
When:
6 p.m. Tuesdays.
Starting line: Oden Brewing, 802 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro.
How far: 2-5 miles (20-50 minutes).
How fast: 8-12 minutes per mile, but walkers are also encouraged to join.
Also notable: Taco Bros Food Truck gives away three meals and three chips with guacamole each week, says Oden Brewing Run Club leader Jeff Champigny. Oden Brewing gives away four beers each week and one four-pack each month.
Learn more: Oden Brewing Run Club on Facebook.


RunClub meeting at Sticks & Stones on a Monday night in August 2023 (Eddie Wooten photo).

RUNCLUB
When:
6:30 p.m. Mondays (through October); 6 p.m. Mondays (November-March).
Starting line: Sticks & Stones, Walker and Elam avenues, Greensboro.
How far: 3-4 miles.
How fast: 8-10 minutes per mile.
Learn more: RunClub on Facebook.


A Run the Boro group run in May 2023 from Revolution Mill in Greensboro.

RUNNERDUDE'S FITNESS
When:
7:30 a.m. Saturdays; Run the Boro runs in May-June are 7 a.m.; 6:30 a.m. beginning in July.
Starting lines: Varied.
How far: Routes of 5, 8, 10 and 12 miles offered; others based on race trainers' needs.
Learn more: RunnerDude's Fitness on Facebook, RunnerDudesFitness.com; RunnerDude's Run the Boro, Run the Boro Group Runs on Facebook.


The SouthEnd Brewing Run Club on West Lewis Street in Greensboro.

SOUTHEND BREWING RUN CLUB
When:
Meet at 6 p.m., run 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Starting line: SouthEnd Brewing, 117B W. Lewis St., Greensboro.
How far: 1-3 miles.
How fast: Variety of paces; walkers welcome.
Learn more: SouthEnd Brewing Run Club on Facebook.


TERMINAL TAP RUN CLUB
When:
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30.
Starting line: Terminal Tap, 2800 Lawndale Dr., Suite 104, Greensboro
How far: About 5Kish.
How fast: All levels welcome.
Notable: Weekly rewards and free prizes for participation. ... Dogs, jogging strollers, and all fitness levels and ages are welcome! Routes change each week depending on the crowd so everyone can ‘tap their potential’ (could be a loop, could be an out-and-back). Join for a casual and upbeat run, then stay for a pint (or non-alcoholic drink). Wednesdays are also half off wines by the glass, a quarter off wines by the bottle.
Learn more: Terminal Tap on Facebook or follow @TerminalTapGSO on Instagram.


TUESDAY NIGHT TRACK GROUP
When:
6 p.m. Tuesdays.
Starting line: Marcus T. Johnson Track, Truist Stadium, N.C. A&T, East Lindsay and Sullivan streets, Greensboro.
How far: Each runner's choice.
How fast: All paces welcome, including walkers.
Notable: "We have a variety of paces and experience levels. Some runners are competitive and want to improve their speed for upcoming races. Some are just out to socialize while getting exercise. The group leader sends out an email every Sunday with a proposed workout, but everyone is welcome to run any distance and any pace. Our goal is to have a good workout and to enjoy it. The track is world-class, and water and bathrooms are nearby and are usually available." – group leader Carl Cook.
Learn more: Email Cook at dixon.cook@gmail.com.


Summerfield

The VBC Run Club (photo courtesy of @vbc_runclub on Instagram).


VBC RUN CLUB
When:
6 p.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Starting lines: Tuesdays at gravel parking lot at the end of Summerfield Road at U.S. 220; Saturdays location varies.
How far: Tuesday, out-and-back on the A&Y, a variety of distances with the majority doing 3-4 miles; Saturdays vary depending on the location but are typically reserved for long runs.
How fast: "All paces are welcome and encouraged!" says VBC Run Club's Karyssa Haithcock. "We have runners, joggers, walkers, and even some cyclists – we are pet- and kiddo- friendly – just come move and enjoy the company!
Notable: "On Tuesdays, we meet at Village Beverage Co. post-run to mingle while enjoying cold beverages and snacks," Haithcock says. "There is also an extremely good chance that Karyssa will provide freeze pops on Tuesdays."
Learn more: VBC Run Club on Facebook and on Instagram.

High Point

BROWN TRUCK BREWERY BADASS RUN CLUB
When:
6:15 p.m. Tuesdays.
Starting line: Brown Truck Brewery, 1234 N. Main St., High Point.
How far: 3ish miles.
How fast: Variety of paces.
Notable: The High Point Pub Runners run with this club.
Learn more: Brown Truck Brewery on Facebook.


The first group run for the Goofy Foot Run Club in High Point (courtesy Fleet Feet High Point Facebook).

GOOFY FOOT RUN AND WALK CLUB
When:
6 p.m. Mondays.
Starting line: Fleet Feet High Point, 2762 N.C. 68, Unit 111, High Point.
How far: Variety of distances.
How fast: Variety of paces; walkers are welcome.
Notable: Goofy Foot and Fleet Feet High Point are neighbors in the Heron Village Shopping Center off N.C. 68 between Piedmont Parkway and West Wendover Avenue.
Learn more: Goofy Foot Taproom on Facebook.


The High Point Athletic Club (courtesy of Facebook page).

HIGH POINT ATHLETIC CLUB
When:
7:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Starting lines: Various in High Point and across the Triad.
How far: Various.
How fast: Various; all runners welcome.
Learn more: High Point Athletic Club on Facebook and on Instagram.


The High Point Pub Runners on a Thursday night at Potent Potables (photo courtesy of Amy DeRue).


HIGH POINT PUB RUNNERS
When:
6:15 p.m. Thursdays (meet at 6 p.m.).
Starting line: Potent Potables, 115 E. Main St., Jamestown.
How far: Varied distances.
How fast: Varied paces.
Learn more: High Point Pub Runners on Facebook.


Kernersville

KERNERSVILLE BREWING COMPANY RUN/WALK CLUB
When:
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Starting line: Kernersville Brewing, 221 N. Main St., Kernersville.
How far: 3-5 miles for runners, 1-3 miles for walkers.
How fast: "We have different groups based on speed. With places from beginners to those who are more advanced."
Information: KBC Run/Walk Club on Facebook.


Lexington

GOOSE AND THE MONKEY BREW HOUSE RUN CLUB
When:
6-7 p.m. Tuesdays.
Starting line: Goose and the Monkey Brew House, 401 S. Railroad St., Lexington.
How far: 1-, 2- and 3-mile courses.
How fast: All paces; walkers welcome.
Learn more: Goose and The Monkey Brew House on Facebook.


Whitsett

The Red Oak Run Club (courtesy Facebook page).

RED OAK RUN CLUB
When:
10:30 a.m. Sundays.
Starting line: Red Oak Brewery, 6901 Konica Dr., Whitsett.
How far: 3 miles.
How fast: Variety of paces; walkers welcome.
Information: Red Oak Brewery on Facebook.


Winston-Salem

The Fiddlin' Fish Run Club on a Monday night in February in Winston-Salem (Eddie Wooten photo).

FIDDLIN' FISH RUN CLUB
When:
6:15 p.m. Mondays (group meets at 6 p.m.).
Starting line: Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company, 772 Trade St. NW, Winston-Salem.
How far: 1, 3 and 5 miles.
How fast: Variety of paces. "All runners welcome. We have some very quick runners and folks who take a more leisurely pace."
Learn more: Fiddlin' Fish Run Club on Facebook.


The Foot Solder Run Club, hosted by Foothills Brewing, at the CraftHalf Half Marathon and 5K in Winston-Salem in April 2022 (photo courtesy of Foot Soldier Run Club).

FOOTHILLS BREWING FOOT SOLDIER RUN CLUB
When:
6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Starting line: Foothills Brewing Tasting Room, 3800 Kimwell Dr., Winston-Salem.
How far: 1-, 2- and 3-mile routes.
How fast: Variety of paces.
Learn more: Foot Soldier Run Club on Facebook.


A Twin City Track Club breakfast run at Jamison Park in Winston-Salem.

TWIN CITY TRACK CLUB GROUP RUNS

From the Club: Twin City Track Club (TCTC) hosts several group runs during the week. TCTC running groups includes both casual runners and those who are working on improving speed and distance, or training for a specific race. The groups runs are posted on MeetUp where you can find out more about the runs and join the MeetUp Group. We welcome new runners and more experienced runners to join this Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/TCTC-Running-Groups/.

Most runners in this Meetup group are also members of Twin City Track Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting running and fitness in the Winston-Salem area. Membership is not required to join the running group, and there is no fee to participate in runs. Of course, we would love it if you did join TCTC. Our 500 members include runners and walkers of all abilities. Membership is only $20 per year for an individual. Find out more about joining here: http://www.twincitytc.org/Club-Information/Membership.

TCTC MONDAY GROUP RUN
When:
5:45 p.m. Mondays.
Starting line: Meet in the tennis parking lot across from William White YMCA, off North Sunset Drive in Winston-Salem.
How far: 5 miles.
How fast: Paces usually vary from 9 to 11 minutes; other paces welcome, faster or slower. Friendly to new runners.
Learn more: Chris Cutler, ccutler@triad.rr.com; TwinCityTC.org; watch for updates at meetup.com/TCTC-Running-Groups.

TCTC TUESDAY TRACK RUN
When:
6 p.m. Tuesdays.
Starting line: Hanes Park at the Bob Sosnik Track, 625 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Learn more: Frances Miller, skipink007@gmail.com; watch for updates at meetup.com/TCTC-Running-Groups.

TCTC HILL LOOP RUN
When:
5:45 p.m. Wednesdays during Daylight Saving Time (spring, summer, fall).
Starting line: Meet in the tennis parking lot across from William White YMCA, off North Sunset Drive in Winston-Salem.
How far: 9 miles with several hill climbs.
How fast: This run typically draws intermediate to advanced runners with paces varying from sub-7:30 to 9 minutes. Runners with slower paces are advised to check before coming to see if similarly paced runners will run. We can always break into "B" and "C" groups depending upon who shows up.
Learn more: Nathan Beamguard, nbeamguard@gmail.com; watch for updates at meetup.com/TCTC-Running-Groups.

TCTC INDOOR TRACK WORKOUT
When:
5:55 p.m. Wednesdays in winter (JDL Fast track, TCTC members only).
Starting line: JDL Fast Track, 2505 Kimwell Dr., Winston-Salem.
How far: Track workouts vary depending upon individual needs.
How fast: All paces are welcome; run at your target pace.
Learn more: Watch for scheduled dates and other information at meetup.com/TCTC-Running-Groups.

TCTC SATURDAY GROUP RUN
When:
7 a.m. Saturdays.
Starting line: Reynolda Village Shopping Center, 2201 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem; meet in front of the greenhouses (start location changes some weeks; check MeetUp for the latest).
How far: 10-20 miles.
How fast: Paces typically 8 to 9 minutes.
Learn more: Colleen Sands, sands.colleen@gmail.com; meetup.com/TCTC-Running-Groups. Because the location of the run could change from week to week, consult MeetUp for the most recent updates.
Notable: "Saturday runs are no-drop. We'll regroup at points or split up if the paces are very different."

TCTC SATURDAY 11ISH PACE RUN (NEW RUNNER FRIENDLY)
When:
7:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Starting line: Reynolda Village Shopping Center, 2201 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem; meet in front of the Reynolda Village sign across from Gazebo Shop.
How far: 5-6 miles.
How fast: Paces range from 10:30-11:30 per mile. This is a no-drop run, and all levels and paces are welcome. Be prepared to go at an easy pace.
Learn more: Er Ralston, erralston@yahoo.com; meetup.com/TCTC-Running-Groups.


WISE MAN BREWING RUN CLUB
When:
6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Starting line: Wise Man Brewing, 826 Angelo Bros. Ave., Winston-Salem.
How far: 1-5 miles.
How fast: Multiple paces.
Notable: Walkers are welcome. .... During warmer months, yoga in the parking lot is $10 and includes one beverage. Start times are 6:30-7 p.m., depending upon the time of year.starting at 6:30-7:00 depending on time of the year.
Learn more: Wise Man Brewing on Facebook.


Triad running groups by day

SUNDAY
10:30 a.m.:
Red Oak Run Club, Whitsett

MONDAY
5:55 p.m.:
TCTC Monday Group Run, Winston-Salem
6 p.m.: Goofy Foot Run and Walk Club, High Point
6 p.m.: Hidden Gate Brewing Run Club, Greensboro
6:15 p.m.: Fiddlin' Fish Run Club, Winston-Salem (meet 6 p.m.)
6:30 p.m.: RunClub, Greensboro

TUESDAY
5 a.m.:
Downtown Dashers, Greensboro
5:55 a.m.: Blueliners, Greensboro
6 p.m.: Little Brother Brewing Run Club, Greensboro
6 p.m.: Oden Brewing Run Club, Greensboro
6 p.m.: Tuesday Night Track Group, Greensboro
6 p.m.: VBC Run Club, Summerfield
6 p.m.: TCTC Tuesday Track Run, Winston-Salem
6 p.m.: Goose and the Monkey Brew House Run Club, Lexington
6:15 p.m.: Greensboro Running Club, Greensboro
6:15 p.m.: Brown Truck Brewery Badass Run Club, High Point
6:30 p.m.: Wise Man Brewing Run Club, Winston-Salem

WEDNESDAY
5:45 p.m.:
TCTC Hill Loop Run, Winston-Salem
6 p.m.: Foothills Brewing Foot Soldier Run Club, Winston-Salem
6 p.m.: Four Saints Brewing Run Club, Asheboro
6 p.m.: Fleet Feet Rock Runners, Greensboro
6:15 p.m.: Natty Greene's Run Club, Greensboro
6:30 p.m.: Terminal Tap Run Club, Greensboro
6:30 p.m.: Kernersville Brewing Company Run/Walk Club, Kernersville

THURSDAY
5 a.m.:
Downtown Dashers, Greensboro
5:55 a.m.: Blueliners, Greensboro
6 p.m.: Downtown Greenway Run & Walk Club, Greensboro
6 p.m.: Fleet Feet Greensboro Thursdays
6 p.m.: Fleet Feet Rock Runners, High Point
6:15 p.m.: High Point Pub Runners, Jamestown (meet at 6 p.m.)
6:30 p.m.: SouthEnd Brewing Run Club, Greensboro (meet at 6 p.m.)

SATURDAY
6 a.m.:
Downtown Dashers, Greensboro
7 a.m.: TCTC Saturday Group Run, Winston-Salem
7 a.m.: Run the Boro in May-June (RunnerDude's Fitness runs are 6:30 a.m. beginning in July), Greensboro
7:30 a.m.: Blueliners, Greensboro
7:30 a.m.: VBC Run Club, locations vary
7:30 a.m.: TCTC Saturday 11ish Pace Run (New Runner Friendly), Winston-Salem
7:30 a.m.: High Point Athletic Club
9 a.m.: Greensboro Running Club, Greensboro