This year we are celebrating the 10th running of Le Tour de Carrboro -- come run with us to support our community!
And more great news -- the jacket is back for the 10th anniversary! Thanks to UNC Health Care - Carolina Therapy Services, we will be able to offer a logoed jacket to all finishers of the 2014 Le Tour de Carrboro.
The 14th annual Gallop & Gorge 8K will be held on Thursday, November 27, at 8 a.m.
At the first G&G we had 300 finishers, and last year there were over 1200! It's a family affair that attracts folks from all over the country, so come join us to support our Community Partners, and burn off a few calories before that big meal!
This is the final, and biggest, race in our Le Tour series. The race start and finish has changed this year -- we will start and finish in downtown Carrboro on Weaver Street.
You can pick up your bib and swag at Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro on Wednesday, November 26.
Race entries are not transferable, i.e., you cannot give your bib number to someone else.
The IFC Food Pantry relies on donations from individuals like you. Please help them provide groceries and a holiday meal to households in need in our community. Non-perishable items such as canned goods and pasta are greatly appreciated!
There are a few course changes this year, most notably, we will start and finish on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro, in front of Weaver Street Market.
Here's a PDF version of the updated course.
Please plan to carpool and arrive early for parking, as this is our most popular race with 1200+ runners!
More details to come on where to park.
Register now and add to your G&G beanie collection! All registrants will receive a beanie with the race and Le Tour logos.
The past few Thanksgiving mornings have been brisk, so you just might need it on race day!
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female winners in the following categories: Open and Masters (40+), 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Open and Masters winners are not eligible for age group awards. As always, our unique pottery awards are crafted by local artist, Janet Resnik. Overall and top age group winners will also receive specially blended coffee from Carrboro Coffee Roasters.
Standing prize money for course records (male and female) is $50. Current course records are 24:09 for overall male (Jack Bolas, 2010), and 26:20 for overall female (Shalane Flanagan, 2008). Records for all age groups and Le Tour races can be found at Results.
Little Turkey Kids Races are FREE for children aged 2-9, and will be held after the 8K awards presentation. Participants will be divided into age groups 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7, 8-9 and kids will race to the finish line. There is no pre-registration, but parents must sign a release form before the events. Also, join us before or during the race at the family activity area and enjoy chalk drawing, jump ropes, hula hoops, and more!
We encourage everyone to join us at our events. If you want to walk the course, that's great. However, if the trailing police car passes you, you must follow normal pedestrian rules -- move to the sidewalk or side of the road. Our timing service tries to capture the time for everyone who crosses the finish line, so even if the police close the course, you should receive a finish time.
Net proceeds from our races are distributed to our Community Partners. For 2013, we donated $45,000 among our Community Partners.