Carolina Godiva Track Club
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 Trail 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.
Ronnie Weed's explanation of the Run for the Donuts rules is a mouthful. Watch the video shot by Shannon Johnstone.
- Run for the Donuts - Sunday, October 12th - Results, Photos
- Misery Run - Sunday, November 9th - Results , Photos
- Couch Mountain Run - Sunday, December 14th
- New Year's Day Run - Thursday, January 1st
- Eno Equalizer - Sunday, January 18th
- Geezer Pleezer - Sunday, February 15th
- Hard Climb Hill - Sunday, March 8th
View the complete Winter Series Schedule for details about distances, locations, and who to contact with questions. All runners are welcome. Godiva club members can now sign up for the series online. For those who prefer paper entries, here's a PDF of the series registration form.
The series wrapped up on September 24th with a cool, rainy and muddy outing on the UNC Finley course. The terrific cookout which followed the run, hosted by Frank Rexford, was a warm and welcome finale to the season. Thanks, Frank.
Congratulations to this year's "letter winners" -- who ran all four weeks: Aimee Bazin, Jess Broglie, Jim Clabuesch, Ed Davis, Bryan Hassin, Doug Hensel, Reikan Lin, Heiko Rath, Frank Rexford, William Schmitz, Christine Stachowicz, and Ronnie Weed
For the seventh consecutive year, sections of the Duke Forest popular with runners will be closed to the public Mondays through Fridays during the fall season. This year's deer hunt will begin on Monday, September 29th and end on Friday, December 19th. Affected areas include the Durham section trails along NC 751 just west of campus, the Korstian section between Mt. Moriah and Whitfield Roads, and the Blackwood section near Chapel Hill in Orange county. All sections of the Forest will, however, be open to the public on Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week (November 27 and 28).
Visit Duke Forest's official announcement for details.