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This year we're taking it one race at a time, as series director Susie Hansley explains in the Godiva Winter Series announcement.  The season kicks off in early October with The Run for the Donuts in a different location and a virtual format, so be sure to check it out and then sign up for the series online.

CGTC will sponsor the inaugural Carolina Godiva Raleigh Run Around, a 24 Hour race from 9am–9am on Saturday, November 21–22. This race will include two events:

    • A FREE virtual race open to anyone living anywhere
    • A limited runner, in-person race at Meredith College Track, with a $50 entry fee

Both races will run concurrently from 9am Saturday, Nov. 21 'til 9am Sunday, Nov. 22.

This year's Godiva Cross Country Series series had 43 total participants who combined for 177 finishes over the month of September.  This year's virtual format allowed runners to complete more than one distance each week, and so we had Bill Harris with 7 finishes and Gordon Keeler with 6.  Ben Barker also doubled up one week to get a total of 5.  Here's the complete participation list. 

The leading times per distance and the top 10 age graded scores are in this top perfomances table.  Congratulations to Rietta Couper for the best A.G. performance of the season, at 79.5.

We had several out of state runs submitted by Beth Steffens, (Pennsylvania), Steph DeVries (Tennessee),  and four in Colorado (Heather and David Yeowell, Bryan Hassin, and Charlene Flahiff).  That's great, but let's hope we can all get together in person next season.

Results by Week:  Week 1 (8/31), Week 2 (9/7), Week 3 (9/14), Week 4 (9/21), Week 5 (9/28)

SectionsDF_Sign_2018_200w of the Duke Forest popular with runners will be closed to the public Mondays through Fridays during the fall season. The 13th annual deer herd reduction program begins on Monday,  October 5th and ends on Friday, December 11th.  Affected areas include the Durham section (the trails along NC 751 just west of campus), the Korstian section (located 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.

Visit Duke Forest's official announcement for details.

Godiva HaberdasheryIt is now possible to order a variety of CGTC logoed gear online.  Browse the inventory!

The 1001 Mile Challenge is a new Godiva initiative for 2020 to encourage an increased commitment to exercise along with some friendly competition. As a Godiva member, you can enroll in the challenge and keep track of your intentional completed miles, regardless of pace, throughout the calendar year. We'll provide online tracking of monthly and overall progress.

CGTC 1001 Mile ChallengeAll participants who complete 1001 or more miles by the end of the year will receive an official certificate and a finisher surprise! We will also declare a 1001 Mile Challenge Champion at the end of the year.

About CGTC

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.

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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.