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CGTC will host a One Hour Run on Wednesday, August 23rd at the Durham Academy Upper School track.  See how many laps you can complete while the race clock clicks off one hour. The race will begin at 7:15 pm; participants will gather at 7:00 pm. Please do not arrive and park at DA before 6:30 pm!

If you plan on running,  please sign up here.

Bring your own water and someone to count your laps (they may want to bring a chair to sit on, and a paper and pen). We also recommend you bring insect repellent, as the critters were hungry last year.

If you don’t want to run, come be a volunteer lap-counter (email our One-Hour Run Race Director Bob Nelson for more info)!

Godiva will offer a series of informal cross country races at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evenings during the month of September. Events will alternate between UNC's XC trails adjacent to Finley Golf Course and Duke's Al Buehler Trail, with at least two distance options offered each evening:

  • September 6: Durham’s Al Buehler Trail @ Duke. 5k, 8k, or 10k.
  • September 13: Chapel Hill’s Finley XC Trail. 5k or 8k.
  • September 20: Durham’s Al Buehler Trail @ Duke. 5k, 8k, or 10k.
  • September 27 : Chapel Hill’s Finley XC Trail. 5k or 8k.
NOTE ABOUT THE CHAPEL HILL VENUE: There is a utility construction project underway along Prestwick Drive, where we usually gather for the start. Depending on its progress, we may either have to modify the course we run at Finley or relocate the Chapel Hill races. Watch this space for updates.

Races begin at 6pm sharp and will be held rain or shine. Signup and timing will follow the summer track series procedure. Sign in on the roster/waiver form before running, then record your time at the end. We''ll have a donation bucket, with a requested offering of $1 per evening. We'll have water, but please bring your own bottle or cup to fill.

Runners who complete a race in all four meets will earn a “letter” in XC, presented at the club’s spring awards banquet.

Questions? Email

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IMPORTANT UPDATE, JUNE 27th:

The 2017 edition of Godiva's Summer Track Series will resume with a long night schedule at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 28th at our new home, Githens Middle School, 4800 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham.

Meet Results:  May 24 - May 31 - June 28 - July 5 - July 12 - July 19 - July 26 - August 2 - August 9 - Weather Conditions

The temperatures will subside and the dew point will drop.  That means only one thing:  time for the annual picnic.  The fifth annual gathering will be on Sunday, September 17th  beginning 3:00 p.m.  Get event details and if you'd like to join the party.

About CGTC

Do you like to run? Are you interested in meeting other people in North Carolina's Research Triangle area who share your interest? If so, you're in the right place.

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Founded in 1975 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Godiva Track Club has about members of all ages and abilities, and welcomes new members.

Godiva offers an annual Running Start program for those who are new or returning to the sport. The club presents popular running events like the Umstead Trail Marathon. Godiva's annual calendar also features weekly summer track meets, and a winter series of cross country runs. There are regularly scheduled most days of the week.

Please check out more reasons to join Godiva, and either sign up on line or mail us a membership form.

Oh yes, one more thing: You may wonder why we're called the Godiva Track Club. Here's the story.