I feel like there is just no beating the Triangle area when it comes to running routes, and the following photo tour is my absolute favorite in this area. It has a little of everything: road, trail, bridle path, greenway, lakes, creeks, hills, and plenty of water and bathrooms stops along the way. A runner cannot ask for a better route!
The White Oak Creek Greenway runs 6 miles, with a section of sidewalk connector included, from Bond Park in Cary, NC all the way to Green Level Church Road, where it will eventually connect with the 22 mile American Tobacco Trail. This greenway has multiple bathroom, water and rest stops as well as connections to playgrounds, area parks, and schools.
The Black Creek Greenway is my current favorite greenway to run on in the Wake County, NC area (otherwise known as the Triangle because of the three cities here: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill). This greenway stretches about 8 miles and includes multiple public parkings areas, various connections to other trails and parks, access to water, and even a Starbucks in case you need a little shot of caffeine to make it home.
This greenway begins at Bond Park in Cary, North Carolina and ends at Umstead Park just beyond Crabtree Lake at the Old Reedy Creek trailhead.