Cardinal
Track Club

Four on the Fourth and Le Tour de Carrboro

Four on the Fourth

Registration is now open for Four on the Fourth and our 3-race series, Le Tour de Carrboro. You have the option of running in-person or virtually or both events. Registration for the individual Carrboro 10K and Gallop & Gorge 8K races will be available soon.

Four on the Fourth is the first race of Le Tour -- the 4 mile race starts at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 4, at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Details on race packet pickup at Fleet Feet in Carrboro will be made available closer to the race date.

Race entries are not refundable and are not transferable, i.e., you cannot give your bib number to someone else. By doing so, the results (awards, age group, and overall) will be incorrect.

Course

The race begins in front of McDougle, winds through downtown Carrboro and its neighborhoods, and finishes on the McDougle track. 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.

Parking

Please carpool and arrive early for parking. There are 3 lots in front of McDougle and a fourth lot behind the school (off of Hillsborough, and the lot to use if you are later than 7:50 am, since Old Fayetteville will be closed).

There is additional parking available at Hank Anderson Community Park, located off of Highway 54.

Awards

4 on the 4th awards
Carrboro Coffee Roasters

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, 70-74, 75+. Open and Masters winners are not eligible for age group awards. The top 3 winners in the Athena and Clydesdale categories will also receive 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 22:32.46 for overall female (Michelle Langan, 2014). Records for all age groups and Le Tour races can be found at Results.

For the kids

"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).

Walkers are welcome!

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.

Stroller and Pet Policies

Baby strollers/joggers are permitted, but for the safety of all participants please start at the back behind the runners and walkers. The start can be crowded -- last year we had over 800 participants.

Pets are not permitted on the race course.

Supporting our Community Partners

Our races support 6 non-profit partners who help make a difference in our communities by providing access to healthy food, mental and health services, rehabilitation, and more!

Since the Tour's inception we have donated nearly $600,000. Last year, with our in-person and virtual events, we were able to donate $27,000 to our partners. Thanks for your support!

2022 Community Partners
Community Partner and Carrboro Police representatives, and Cardinal Track Club board members at the check presentation in March, 2020.

Our 2022 Community Partners are