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The ten week long 2021 Godiva Summer Track Series gets underway beginning on Monday, May 31st and continues though early August. Get details about this season's Do It Yourself track meets.


CGTC Virtual BanquetCongratulations to all summer track, winter series, and cross country runners recognized at the May 22nd Godiva Awards Banquet, and particularly to Male Runner of the Year Kevin McCabe, Female Runner of the Year Kim Manturuk, and Volunteers of the Year Shannon Johnstone and Anthony Corriveau. In case you missed it, here's a link to a a video of the party, as recorded on Zoom.

After a pause since March of last year, we're planning to resume our schedule of weekly runs on Sunday morning (Duke Forest), Tuesday evening (American Tobacco Trail in southwest Durham), Thursday evening (Duke east campus) and Saturday morning (Umstead State Park).  While the COVID situation has improved, please be mindful of others as we begin getting together in small groups once again. All runs will be back on the calendar in the month of June; some may get underway sooner.  Please check with the listed run coordinator to confirm details.

After a pause of more than a year, the Durham parkrun, a free, weekly, timed 5k run returns to Southern Boundaries Park beginning on Saturday, March 22nd.

Plans are underway to host Godiva's Umstead Trail Marathon on March 5, 2022.

Baton Pass - David RoyleThis year's Godiva Annual Pizza Party was an online get together on Tuesday evening, December 8th.  We reviewed the happenings of this year unlike any other, introduced our new club Vice President Kevin Rumsey, and passed off the baton from Ariana Bevilacqua to our new president Susie Castellanos Hansley in an epic fashion. Susie compiled a video of past Godiva leaders from across our 45 year history all the way back to founders David Royle, the first Godiva president, and his friend and immediate successor Roland Rust.  Above, David holds up a vintage Godiva singlet in the middle of his pass; view the entire video to see our him and the long line of presidents who've kept Godiva moving forward across five decades.  

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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 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 sign up on line.

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