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Set the Pace With These Triangle Running Clubs
Find your perfect run club in the Triangle region of North Carolina, from pounding the pavement in Raleigh to Chapel Hill's charming greenways

Looking for a running buddy in the Triangle?

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill – also known as the Triangle – is home to dozens of run clubs. So, whether you’re a casual jogger or training for your sixth marathon, you’re sure to find your groove with one of these running groups in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties.

Wake County

  • Join other runners and walkers with Boss Run Club in front of Mordecai Beverage Company in downtown Raleigh for a meet and greet followed by a social fun run/walk out and back along the Capital Area Greenway. The group meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. during the spring, summer and early fall, and on Sundays at noon during the late fall and winter months. Hang out after the run and socialize with other members and enjoy the weekly beer specials.
  • House of Hops on Glenwood Avenue in downtown Raleigh hosts a run club on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. with 5K and 10K routes available.

Durham County

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Photo courtesy of Kids Run Durham
  • Bull City Running Co.’s Run Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and offers 3-, 4- and 6-mile distances for runners of all paces while the Saturday Morning Run Club and Trail Run Sundays are suited for early risers who enjoy nature jogs. Kids Run Durham at Northgate Park offers a five-week program where kids ages 4-12 are introduced to running and explore various distances during a low-stakes, loosely structured “track meet.”
  • Head out on a 2-mile or 5K run, walk or jog with The Glass Jog club every Tuesday at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in Research Triangle Park.
  • Run and climb with athletic store Fleet Feet and Triangle Rock Club in Durham every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Runners head down from TRC to the Third Fork Creek greenways to run 3 or 5 miles. After the run, TRC members are invited to climb for free, and run club members get a discounted day pass to climb.
Orange County Fleet Feet hosts a weekly running club for Triangle residents interested in outdoor activities.
Orange County Fleet Feet hosts a weekly running club for Triangle residents interested in outdoor activities. Photo by John Michael Simpson
  • Come to Hi-Wire Brewing Co. in Durham at 6 p.m. on Tuesday nights for Fleet Feet’s East Durham Run Club with 3- or 5-mile routes or join Ponysaurus Brewing and Fleet Feet for the 3- or 5-mile Pony Run on Thursdays – check in on Newman Street and run anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Return back for a pint to celebrate.
  • Runners of all experience levels can also check out Bull City Beer Runners to find your own group to run, jog and drink with.

Orange County

Orange County trail map
  • Orange County Fleet Feet also hosts a weekly run at Haw River Tap & Table next to its Carrboro store with 3- or 5-mile routes every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Triangle-wide

  • Girls on the Run Triangle helps build confidence and promote physical health and wellness for third- through eighth-grade girls in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties.
  • Without Limits Triangle offers running programs and camps for youth athletes in Raleigh, Cary and Apex, and practices at Mills Park Track.

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