Carolina Godiva Track Club

About Godiva

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.

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.


Here's the schedule for the entire 31st Annual Godiva Track Club Winter Series. All races begin at 10:00 am, except for the New Year's Day Run which starts at 1:00 pm.

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.

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Through Misery Run


Registration for Godiva's 12th Annual Umstead Trail Marathon will open at 8:00 am EST on Monday, December 1st.  Here's a recap of last year's marathon, with some race day photos and info about how this popular race gets organized.

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

RESULTS: September 3, September 10 , September 17, September 24


BRR 2014Godiva's men's team finished fourth overall and won the Blue Ridge Relay masters division for the eighth(!) consecutive year, covering 208 mountain miles in 23:25:13. Meet the team in this video and see more photos from the race.

Duke Forest Deer Hun 2011For 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.