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
Little Brother Brewing Run Club in downtown Greensboro.
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A directory of groups across the Triad that are free to join and would welcome having new people run with them.

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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.


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.



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.


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.


The Fleet Feet Rock Runners (courtesy Facebook page).

FLEET FEET ROCK RUNNERS
When: Will resume in March. 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 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.


In Pursuit Running's Jen Goff, in orange shoes, and her teammates at the Copperhead 20K Relay (courtesy of Facebook page).

IN PURSUIT RUNNING AND FLEET FEET GREENSBORO THURSDAYS
When: Will resume in April. 6 p.m. Thursdays.
Starting line: Fleet Feet Greensboro, 3731 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro.
How far: 2-10 miles.
How fast: Variety of paces.
Notable: Jen Goff, owner of In Pursuit Running, hosted these free runs once a week during 2021. She provides cue sheets but also offers different workouts each week that will be posted on the In Pursuit Running web site and Facebook page. ... Runs will resume in April.
Learn more: In Pursuit Running and In Pursuit Running 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 (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. 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 summer Tuesday night.

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.


The Piedmont Pacers work out on Tuesdays in Greensboro and on Thursdays in High Point.

PIEDMONT PACERS RUNNING AND TRACK CLUB TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays (track and field) and 6 p.m. Thursdays (road or trails).
Starting lines: Tuesdays, West Lake Road/Reservoir Road, Greensboro;  Thursdays, University Park, 1800 Deep River Road, High Point.
How far: 2-5 miles Tuesdays (sprints, distance), 3-7 miles Thursdays (tempo, distance).
How fast: Five to 10 minutes per mile.
Learn more: Kevin Gobble, info@piedmontpacers.org, or visit PiedmontPacers.com or the Piedmont Pacers page on Facebook.


A RunClub gathering (courtesy of Facebook page).

RUNCLUB
When: 6 p.m. Mondays (November-March), 6:30 p.m. Mondays (April-October).
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.


The second Run the Boro group run from Revolution Mill in Greensboro on Sept. 11.

RUNNERDUDE'S FITNESS RUN THE BORO
When: 7:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Starting lines: Varied.
How far: 4-5 miles to 8-10 miles.
How fast: Variety of paces led by volunteer group leaders.
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.


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.


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 (meet; run at 6:15 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

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 Soldier Run Club at Foothills Brewing's Tasting Room in Winston-Salem.

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 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 p.m.: RunClub, Greensboro
6 p.m.: Goofy Foot Run and Walk Club, High Point
6:15 p.m.: Fiddlin' Fish Run Club, Winston-Salem (meet 6 p.m.)

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.: Piedmont Pacers Running and Track 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
5:55 p.m.: TCTC Indoor Track Workout (members only), 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), various locations (will return in March)
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 p.m.: Piedmont Pacers Running and Track Club, Greensboro
6 p.m.: Fleet Feet Rock Runners (High Point), various locations (will return in March)
6 p.m.: In Pursuit Running and Fleet Feet Greensboro Thursdays (will return in April)
6:30 p.m.: SouthEnd Brewing Run Club, Greensboro (meet 6 p.m.)

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