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

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

The entries below include Facebook or web links on which you can click to learn more.

Want to add your group? Email eddiewooten@gmail.com.

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

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.


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.
Learn more: Rick King, by email at rickkinggt@gmail.com; visit the Blueliners’ Facebook page.


BULL CITY CIDERWORKS

When: 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.
Starting line: Bull City Ciderworks, 504 State St., Greensboro.
How far: 2- and 4-mile routes.
How fast: All paces and distances welcome; "Doggo- and walker-friendly."
Learn more: Bull City Ciderworks – Greensboro on Facebook.


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: Contact Naomi Ballen, naomiballen@hotmail.com.


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.


The Fleet Feet Rock Runners (courtesy Facebook page).

FLEET FEET ROCK RUNNERS
When: 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Starting lines: Various locations.
How far: Usually 3-8 miles.
How fast: Variety; all runners welcome.
Notable: "We offer freeze pops afterward and usually head over to Village Beverage Co after runs for a drink," Rock Runners' Jeff Stenberg says.
Learn more: Fleet Feet Rock Runners on Facebook.


Runners can log miles with the Little Brother Brewing Run Club (courtesy of Facebook page).

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 (courtesy of Facebook page)

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.
Learn more: Natty Greene's Run Club on Facebook.

Runners meet at Oden Brewing on Tuesday evenings (courtesy of Facebook page).

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.
Notable: "Our niche is to be very open, without mind to how serious an athlete you are, or whether you're one of the cool kids. LOL. So I encourage non-runner friends to come out and just drink with us." – John Teeter.
Also notable: The club's weekly raffle. "Anyone can participate, and at approximately 6:50, I'll draw 1-5 times, and give some things away, from local businesses who want to reach our audience," Teeter says. ... Oden also hosts Taco Bros Food Truck, which gives away two free meals each week. ... A runner's fifth visit to Run Club will earn them a free beer. ... The 10th visit will qualify a runner for a T-shirt. ... "We also receive discounts to Trivium events as well as Junction events," Teeter says. "That list of partners is growing as well."
Learn more: Oden Brewing Run Club on Facebook.


A RunClub gathering (courtesy of Facebook page).

RUNCLUB
When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays (April-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 RunnerDude's Fitness Run the Boro group run in 2019 (Thad McLaurin photo).

RUNNERDUDE'S FITNESS
When: 6:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Starting lines: Varied.
How far: Routes of 5, 10 and 15 miles.
How fast: Variety of paces.
Learn more: RunnerDude's Fitness on Facebook or RunnerDudesFitness.com.


The SouthEnd Brewing Run Club (courtesy of Facebook page)

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.


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.


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 at Potent Potables in Jamestown (courtesy Facebook page).

HIGH POINT PUB RUNNERS
When: 6 p.m. Thursdays.
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

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

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.


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.


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 Soznik 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 months (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.


Triad running groups by day

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

MONDAY
5:45 p.m.: TCTC Monday Group Run, Winston-Salem
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.:
TCTC Tuesday Track Run, Winston-Salem
6 p.m.: Bull City Ciderworks Run Club, Greensboro (last Tuesday of each month)
6 p.m.: Goose and the Monkey Brew House Run Club, Lexington
6:15 p.m.: Brown Truck Brewery Badass Run Club, High Point

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.: Fleet Feet Rock Runners, various locations
6 p.m.: Four Saints Brewing Run Club, Asheboro
6:15 p.m.: Natty Greene's 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.: High Point Pub Runners, Jamestown
6:30 p.m.: SouthEnd Brewing Run Club, Greensboro (meet 6 p.m.)

SATURDAY
6 a.m.: Downtown Dashers, Greensboro
6:30 a.m.: RunnerDude's Fitness, Greensboro
7 a.m.: TCTC Saturday Group Run, Winston-Salem
7:30 a.m.: Blueliners, Greensboro
7:30 a.m.: TCTC Saturday 11ish Pace Run (New Runner Friendly), Winston-Salem
7:30 a.m.: High Point Athletic Club