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All RunnerDude Group Runs are free_clipped_rev_1

All Paces Welcome! Walkers too!

FREE!

Attention: (3/16/2020) Dear Runners, The White House has just issued new guidelines of gathering in groups of no more then 10 individuals. We’ll need to cancel the Wednesday Night Group runs too until further notice.

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: RunnerDudes’ Fitness 2309 E W. Cone Blvd.

Parking: Park behind the complex where RunnerDude’s Fitness is located

Distance: 2-6 miles

All Paces Welcome! Walkers Too!

Free!

Attention: Dear Runners, on 3/27/2020 at 5pm a Stay-at-Home order for Guilford County will go into effect. This still allows for daily outside exercise such as running as long as you use proper social distancing. It also allows you to drive to your location for outside exercise, such as to the greenway, etc. (playgrounds, however, are closed). So be sure to get out and get in your daily run or walk!

RunnerDude’s STRONG Run

This week’s RunnerDude theme run is STRONG. Unfortunately this will be the last week of themed runs. I’ve received some flack about sending runners into neighborhoods. There is only one 8-mile route, this week. Due to the length of the word and trying to stay out of neighborhoods, it was the best I could do. You can use the link below or you can search in the app for “RunnerDude’s 8 Mile STRONG Run.”
8-Mile Route: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/GLb9WCzvSR

I’ve enjoyed so much creating these routes for you. There are literally hundreds of RunnerDude routes all over Greensboro on RunGo. For future routes, you can searh for “RunnerDude [start location name].” Some start locations include… Nathanael Greene Traffic Circle, Fresh Market, Quaker Village, Red Cinema, Golden Gate, Lindley Park, Chick-fil-a, Jaycee Park, Omega Sports, Harris Teeter, and The Village.
RunnerDude’s GOFAR Run
Since so many are at home now and might be able to get in runs in particular longer runs during the week, I’m going to start posting the new route at the beginning of the week. This week’s RunnerDude run is calle RunnerDude GoFar Run. There is a 3.5, 5, and 10-mile route. All three routes begin at the Lake Daniel Park off Mimosa Dr (near the restrooms). The RunGoApp links with turn-by-turn voice directions using your smart phone are provided below. You can also search the routes using “RunnerDude’s [ ]-Mile GOFAR Run.”
GO FAR (Go Out For A Run) is a great nonprofit organization that prepares elementary and middle school age kids to run a 5K. The program includes character-building, sportsmanship, and nutrition in addition to learning how to run and prepare for their first 5K.
This week I’ve included a shorter 3.5-mile route so that families can get out and do the route together. They can run it, walk it, or run/walk it. Most of the route explores the Westerwood neighborhood. Most of it is on sidewalks, but there may be a few stretches without sidewalk. Be sure to walk/run with your kids. Use social distancing with others and run/walk responsibly. Follow all street traffic signs and traffic lights when encountered.

RunnerDude’s RUNSHIP Run

This week’s on-your-own RunnerDude run is in honor of all the Runships we have built. There are two routes, a 6.5ish and a 10-mile route. The 6.5 mile route starts at the corner of N. Elam Ave and W. Friendly Ave and the 10-mile route starts at the corner of W. Avondale Dr. and W. Friendly Ave. The RunGoApp links are below. You can also search for the routes in the app using “RunnerDude [ ]-mile RUNSHIP Run” My thinking is that you could park at Friendly near Avondale for the 10-miler. For the shorter route, you could park near Belk at Friendly and walk over to Elam. Keep in mind that there are no coolers out for the runs, so be sure to carry water with you. It’s getting warm out, so be sure to properly hydrate before you run too.
6.5-Mile Route
https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/Df1X6RR2CT

RunnerDude’s LOVE Run

Need a route for this week’s long run? Try RunnerDude’s 10-Mile or 6-Mile LOVE Run! Use the RunGoApp links below or search in the app for “RunnerDude’s 10-Mile LOVE Run” or “RunnerDude’s 6-Mile LOVE Run.” Both runs are loops. The 10-mile run starts at Golden Gate Shopping Center on E Cornwallis Dr. The 6-mile run starts at Latham Park (you can park along Cridland Rd that runs behind the park. Be sure to carry your own water. Restrooms are available at the Food Lion at Golden Gate Shopping Center for the 10-mile route and there is a service station on the corner of Cridland and Wendover for the 6-mile route. Best to take care of business before arriving for your run.  Remember if you’re running in a small group of 10 or less, to use social distancing, keeping 6 ft from one another, and do not share water, or clothing, towels, etc. Run smart. Run healthy. Run Strong.
10-mile Route
https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/H6aIVEJR70
6-mile Route
https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/90IGP9NcoK

RunnerDude’s HOPE Run

While the official RunnerDude Saturday Group Run is cancelled for tomorrow due to the group size guidelines from the White House and CDC, I have created a RunnerDude 10-Mile HOPE Run that you can run on your own or in small groups. The run starts at the Nathanael Greene traffic Circle at S Greene St and W. McGee St. There will be no coolers on the route, so be sure to carry your own hydration. There are no restrooms at the start location, so be sure to take care of business before starting your run. The route does pass a Burger King and Walgreens in case you need to make a pit stop while on the run. Run Safe and run smart. If you run with others, be sure to run in groups of less than 10 and keep 6 ft from each other. Don’t share water, GU, towels, etc. Check the latest guidelines before heading out tomorrow in case there are more restrictions in place since this posting.

https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/8hTutQDt2h

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RunGoApp Routes:  Download the RunGoApp prior to coming to the run. If your phone is prone to having issues with RunGo, then print out the route directions from the RunGo website on your desktop or hand write the directions. Route are also serachable via 

Direct Link to RunGoApp Routes:

Note: Runners are to obey all traffic signals and crosswalks on the various routes.

Water Stops will be located at: Even though there are coolers on the route, it’s a good idea to still carry water with you. 

Safety Notice: This is a group run and not a race. Runners are to run on sidewalk and bike lanes where provided. Runners are to follow all traffic signals and street signs. It’s best to run with a partner or group. Carrying a smart phone with your is highly recommended in case of an emergency, you can call 911.

Future Saturday Run Location Schedule:

  • 3/21-Red Cinema (Cancelled)
  • 3/25-Quaker Village (Cancelled)
  • 4/4-Lindley Park Rec Center (Cancelled)
  • 4/11-RunnerDude’s Fitness (Greenway Run) (Cancelled)
  • 4/18-Fresh Market (New Garden Rd) (Cancelled)
  • 4/25-Jaycee Park (at Country Park)  (Cancelled)
  • 5/2-RunTheBoro #1 TBD
  • 5/9-RunTheBoro #2 TBD
  • 5-16-RunTheBoro #3 TBD
  • 5/23-RunTheBoro #4 TBD
  • 5/30-RunTheBoro #5 TBD
  • 6/6-RunTheBoro #6 TBD
  • 6/13-RunTheBoro #7 TBD
  • 6/20-RunTheBoro #8 TBD
  • 6/27-RunTheBoro #9 TBD

*RunGo Routes: Download the RunGoApp prior to coming to the run. If your phone is prone to having issues with RunGo, then print out the route directions from the RunGo website on your desktop or hand write the directions. The RunGoApp works best if you turn off the WiFi on your phone.

**Greenway Run Routes: On the Saturdays that it’s a greenway run, we’ll be doing an out-n-back along the Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway beginning from RunnerDude’s Fitness (2309 W. Cone Blvd). We will not be using the RunGoApp for these Saturday’s run. Below are some general turnaround points. For exact mileage turnaround points, be sure to wear a GPS watch or use a GPS smart phone app such as Strava, RunKeeper, MapMyRun, etc.

  • 5-Miles: Turnaround point (2.5 miles) is approximaely halfway down the Military Park parkinglot.
  • 6-Miles: Turnaround point (3 miles) is just past the cooler at Lake Brandt Road/Greenway
  • 8-Miles: Turnaround point (4 miles) is just before the first foot bridge across Lake Brandt.
  • 10-Miles: Turnaround point (5 miles) is about .15 mile past cooler at at Owls Roost Rd/Greenway
  • 12-Miles: Turnaround point (6 miles) is just past the 2nd foot bridge across Lake Brandt.
  • 13-Miles: Turn around point (6.5 miles) is about .1 mile past Strawberry Rd.
  • 14-Miles: Turnwaround point (7 miles) is just before the end of the greenway near the defunct tunnel.
  • If you need more mileage you can add an out-n-back at Lake Brant rd or add in the loop around Military Park
  • You can add 2.3 miles by running from cooler at Lake Brandt Rd down Lake Brand Rd to Lawndale intersection and back.
  • You can add 3.1 miles by running from cooler at Lake Brandt Rd down Lake Brand Rd, turning left at Lawndale traffic light and running to Air Harbor Rd and back.
  • You can add 3.8 miles by running from cooler at Lake Brandt Rd down Lake Brand Rd, turning left at Lawndale traffic light and running to last entrance to Jesse Wharton Elem School and back.
  • You can add 1.7 miles by adding on the Military Park Loop. (the smaller half loop on the Visitors Center side adds .6 mile)
  • You can add 1 mile by running to Markland Rd (Target end of greenway) and back to the start at RunnerDude’s Fitness

Hydration Notice: Even though there are coolers along the route, it’s highly recommended that you plan on bringing additional hydration sources with you be it a handheld bottle, hydration belt or pack.

Saftey Notice: This is a group run and not a race. Runners are to follow all traffic signals and street signs. It’s best to run with a partner or group. Carrying a smart phone with your is highly recommended in case of an emergency, you can call 911.