Godiva's men's team won the masters division and finished fourth (out of 192 teams) with a time of 22:59:40 at the 2016 Blue Ridge Relay. This is the ninth consecutive masters division win for CGTC. Marty Tomasi captained the team, which included Carl Anstrom, Brian Clas, Michael Dwomoh, Derek Fenton, Paul Jones, Tim Miegs, Jack Mignosa, Rich Offield, Jason Page, Lenny Phillips, and Ronnie Weed. Here's a video of team introductions and here are some photos from the run.
On Wednesday evenings throughout the month of September, Godiva will bring back its fall cross country series. The season will feature informal runs at distances from 5k to 10k, beginning at 6:00 pm each evening.
On September 7 and 21st will run on the Al Buehler Trail at Duke University, surrounding the Washington Duke Inn golf course. The races on September 14nd and 28th we’ll be pn the XC trails adjacent to UNC– Chapel Hill’s Finley Golf Course, starting and finishing near the Glenwood Elementary School grounds.
We've dedicated the 2016-17 series to Greg to honor our friend and fellow Godiva member who passed away of brain cancer on July 14th, at the age of 47. Godiva will donate a portion of its series proceeds to Badousa Brain -- the fundraising team that Greg formed for Durham's Angels Among Us 5k. The Angels race benefits Duke's Robert Preston Tisch Brain Tumor Center. We also plan to field a large Godiva team for The Angels Among Us race on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
We'll announce dates for races other than Donuts and (of course) the New Year's Day Run shortly. But that doesn't mean that you can't register for the series online today!
This spring Godiva introduces two additions to its weekly run schedule. Monday night will offer a pub run from Ruckus Pizza in Cary's Arboretum Shopping Center (Harrison Avenue at Weston Parkway). The running will get underway at 6:30 pm, and runners are invited to hang around to socialize afterward at Ruckus. We'll add a second Thursday night run, too, starting at 6:00 pm from Carrboro's Wilson Park. Check the links for more details, then come out to join us.
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.
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 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.