Helpful Links

Below are helpful links for running and triathlon resources on information such as training, injury prevention, and race events.

Running Organizations

Other Running Sites

Triathlon Organizations & Sites

Here are a few local places to enjoy your run or walk in addition to the Run/Walk Club locations. For more information about the many trails and routes throughout North Carolina, visit the Running Planet web site.


American Tobacco Trail
(Downtown Durham, Durham Bulls Athletic Park)
Start at the baseball field and make your way south down a 6 mile trail that takes you to Hillside High School and beyond.

Duke Gardens
(Durham, Anderson Street, just behind Duke University)
Enjoy the outdoors while taking in the beautiful views and scenery offered by the Duke Gardens.

Duke Forest – Shepherd Nature Trail
3 mi. from Campus on Hwy 751 at Gate C (Map) (Brochure)
The Shepherd Nature Trail is a rolling .8 mile interpretive trail in Duke Forest crosses a range of ecosystems, from wet bottomlands to rocky hilltops, typical throughout the Piedmont region.


Lake Johnson
(Just off the bridge on Avent Ferry Road)
The lake features 3.5 miles of paved trail and 1.9 miles of natural trail around the beautiful scenery of Lake Johnson.

Pullen Park
(East end of the North Carolina State University main campus)
The park boasts a 1.25 mile perimeter, and a little lagoon at its southern tip. You can access about 3 miles of greenbelt bike trails along Western Boulevard.

Umstead State Park
(Six miles northwest of Raleigh off Highway 70)
At the visitors center pick up a map of the 17 miles of shaded trails that cover the scenic park.

Chapel Hill

Battle Park
(Country Club Road in the midst of the University of North Carolina Campus)
A 93 acre park located right in the middle of Chapel Hill that has plenty of shaded and hilly trails for runners and walkers who love the beautiful setting of running in an old forest.


Annie Jones Greenway
(The corner of Cary Parkway and Lake Pine Drive)
This greenway consists of four trails totaling 1.26 miles of paved and crushed stone paths.

Black Creek Greenway
(Across from Godbold Park between Harrison Avenue and Chapel Hill Road)
This trail features a 3.5 miles of asphalt surface and includes an observation deck that overlooks Lake Crabtree.

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