Greensboro is the third largest city in North Carolina and part of the Piedmont Triad region that includes Winston-Salem and High Point. The geography is known for its rolling hills and abundance of shade trees. For a relatively small city, the options for running in Greensboro are surprisingly good. There are 90 miles of trails and greenways, and several wonderful neighborhoods for running.
In the downtown area, we’ve put together a ‘runseeing’ tour combining parks, neighborhoods, and the UNC campus, and a route incorporating the historic Fisher Park, Latham Park, & Old Irving Park neighborhoods. Just west is the Arboretum and Hamilton Lakes area. For off-road running, we love the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway and the Bicentennial Greenway, which passes through the Battlegrounds Park District, which is also great for a run. For gentle trail running, enjoy Bur-Mil Park and the Piedmont Environmental Center.
For more running options in the Piedmont Triad, see our guide to Winston-Salem.