Registration is now open for all of our Le Tour races!
Once again, there will be no increase in the individual race fees ($30 per race), and as in years past, we will have a discounted price of $75 if you sign up for all 3 races. You can register for all 3 Le Tour races from the Four on the Fourth registration link.
This year we will be adding two optional competitive divisions, Athena and Clydesdale, in addition to the usual Masters, Open, and Age Group divisions. An Athena is any female participant weighing more than 160 pounds, and a Clydesdale is a male participant weighing more than 220 pounds.
Four on the Fourth is the first race of Le Tour -- the 4 mile race starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Registration and Packet pickup are available at Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro from 10-7 on Friday, July 3, and race day morning at McDougle, 6:30-7:45. Race entries are not transferable, i.e., you cannot give your bib number to someone else.
The race begins in front of McDougle, winds through downtown Carrboro and its neighborhoods, and finishes on the McDougle track.
A course map is available here.
There will be water stations at the 2-mile and 3-mile points on the course, but please make sure that you are well-hydrated at the start.
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 19:48.76 for overall male (Brock Baker, 2013), and 23:26.76 for overall female (Amanda Tate, 2002). Records for all age groups and Le Tour races can be found at Results.
"Little Firecracker" races are FREE for children aged 2-9 and will be held after the race at approximately 9:30 (after the awards ceremony). Participants will be divided into age groups 2-3 (50 yards), 4-5 (100 yards), and 6-7, 8-9 (200 yards) and will race on the McDougle Track. All kids will receive finisher ribbons.
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 an inflatable obstacle course!
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. Since the inception of Le Tour de Carrboro in 2005, we have donated nearly $294,000 to our community!
For 2014, we will distribute $45,000 among our Community Partners: