Carolina Godiva Track Club
Godiva members, submit your nominations for the club's 2013 Female and Male Runners of the Year.
Do you like to run? Are you interested in meeting other people in the Research Triangle area who share your interest? If so, you're in the right place.
Founded in 1975, Godiva Track Club has over 450 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 Marathon. Godiva's annual calendar also features weekly summer track meets, and a winter series of cross country runs. There are regularly scheduled group runs most days of the week.
Oh yes, one more thing: You may wonder why we're called the Godiva Track Club. Here's the story.
Plans are underway to launch Godiva's annual program for new runners with a kickoff meeting on Monday, March 10th. Training begins on the following Saturday, and will culminate with a 5k race on May 31st. Get details and register on our Running Start page. This program depends on volunteer pacers to encourage the participants. Please email email@example.com if you think you can help.
Here's the schedule for the entire 2013-14 season. All races begin at 10:00 am, except for the New Year's Day Run which starts at 1:00 pm.
- Run for the Donuts - October 13th - Results, Photos
- Misery Run - Sunday, November 10th - Results, Photos, Even More Photos, Video
- Couch Mountain Run - Sunday, December 8th - Results, Photos,
- New Year's Day Run - Wednesday, January 1st - Results, Photos, CHN Story
- Eno Equalizer - Sunday, January 12th - Results, Photos
- Geezer Pleezer - Sunday, February 9th - Results Photos, Time Offsets Table, Top 10 List
- Hard Climb Hill - Sunday, March 9th - Draft Results
Club members who run or volunteer at 5 of the 7 events (with completion of the Hard Climb 10 miler counting double) earn the "Incredibly Beautiful" Winter Series shirt.
The ceremonial relay baton passed through the hands of ten former Godiva presidents from as far back as 1989 (Paul Naylor) at the annual pizza party on December 10th before our outgoing leader Doug Hensel placed it in the awaiting palm of the newest CGTC runner-in-chief, Brandy Burns, who will head the club in 2014. This will be Godiva's 39th season since its founding in 1975.