The series concludes with the Hard Climb Hill Run beginning on March 13th.
Spring is in the air, which means it's time to start collecting nominees for the 2020 Male and Female Runners of the Year, as well as for Volunteer of the Year.
Even though it was a COVID year and many races were cancelled, we had a lot of Godivans who continued to show up, day by day, week by week, and month by month to run and to support other runners. Whether it was virtual races, self-designed individual race attempts, or in-person events that were designed with great care to protect each other from COVID while bringing together runners (we’re talking the Raleigh Runaround here, folks), Godivans showed their resilience in finding ways to push themselves and to continue to serve the club and the running community in whatever way they could.
This 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.
Monday 11/24/20 - Godiva's Umstead Trail Marathon Committee regrets to share the announcement that the 2021 Umstead Trail Marathon will not take place in March of next year. Watch for the resurgence in 2022. Runners who have already registered will get refund information soon, if they haven’t already.
We have new Godiva winter gear arriving soon - a quarter zip pullover, a three season technical hoodie and jogger style pants.
Check out the designs and get yours here.
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 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.
Oh yes, one more thing: You may wonder why we're called the Godiva Track Club. Here's the story.