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Godiva Summer Track is Back! The 2022 edition of Godiva's Summer Track Series returns  to the Durham Academy Upper School Track. There will be eight meets this season in two four week sessions. We begin with a "long night" on June 8th, then a week off for the July 4th holiday. The second session begins "short" on July 13th and wraps up "long" on August 3rd.

Results: June 8th, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3

Important Message: While we're glad to be back at Durham Academy after two seasons of "do it yourself" summer track,  rental of the facility this year includes a significant increase in security-related costs that we did not have to bear in 2019.  For that reason, we must ask that participants plan on contributing $5.00 per meet to help defray the additional expenses. Thanks for your support that will help to keep summer track going, a Godiva tradition that goes back to our founding in 1975.

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Continuing a club tradition, we will have our annual One Hour Run starting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 10th (one week after the last summer track meet).

Other years, we've subjected club members to laps of a 400m track, but for 2022 we're moving to the 1000m gravel path around the UNC track and soccer fields at 157 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.

It's still the hour run --expect the usual August heat and humidity-- but with less lapping, and we'll still be close enough to cheer each other on along en route. The path isn't USATF certified, but even if it wasn't designed to be it is almost exactly 1k. It's easy footing on finely crushed gravel with very minor elevation changes.

Everybody hits the path running at 6:30. At a signal precisely one hour later we ask that you stop dead in your tracks and hold your position. We'll come around with a measuring wheel to figure out your partial lap distance and calculate your total mileage for the hour.

We'll have a cooler of water and some snacks out on a table by the start line. We'll have cups as well, but you're welcome to bring your own.

Anthony Corriveau will provide bib timing to count laps. Please plan to arrive slightly early to get your timing bib assigned.

We ask for a $2 donation to defray costs.

In club tradition, male and female winners recording the most distance in an hour will gain a free (though non-transferable) entry into the Umstead Trail Marathon.

Please email Bill Harris with any questions.

p.s., The men's hour run world record is 21,330 meters (13.25 mi), set by Mo Farah on September 4th, 2020, while the women's world record is 18,930 meters (11.76 mi), set by Sifan Hassan on the same day. Between them, Mo and Sifan also have six Olympic gold medals -- but as yet no free Umstead Marathon entry.

The Godiva Cross Country Series returns on Wednesday evenings throughout September. Get the details and plan to join us for runs of 5k to 10k in Chapel Hill and Durham.

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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, a September cross country series, and a seven race winter series taking place from October through March. There are some regularly scheduled weekly runs.

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.