Carolina Godiva Track Club
Godiva members, submit your nominations for the club's 2013 Female and Male Runners of the Year.
Do you like to run? Are you interested in meeting other people in the Research Triangle area who share your interest? If so, you're in the right place.
Founded in 1975, Godiva Track Club has over 450 members of all ages and abilities, and welcomes new members.
Godiva offers an annual Running Start program for those who are new or returning to the sport. The club presents popular running events like the Umstead Marathon. Godiva's annual calendar also features weekly summer track meets, and a winter series of cross country runs. There are regularly scheduled group runs 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.
All club members are cordially invited to attend the CGTC annual membership meeting, which masquerades as a pizza feast at Satisfaction Restaurant, Brightleaf Square, downtown Durham, beginning at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 10th. Enjoy the company, devour the complimentary pizza, and witness the ceremonial passing of the baton to the incoming club president, Brandy Burns.
Here's the schedule for the entire 2013-14 season. All races begin at 10:00 am, except for the New Year's Day Run which starts at 1:00 pm.
- Run for the Donuts - October 13th - Results, Photos
- Misery Run - Sunday, November 10th - Results, Photos, Even More Photos, Video
- Couch Mountain Run - Sunday, December 8th
- New Year's Day Run - Wednesday, January 1st
- Eno Equalizer - Sunday, January 12th,
- Geezer Pleezer - Sunday, February 9th
- Hard Climb Hill - Sunday, March 9th
Club members who run or volunteer at 5 of the 7 events (with completion of the Hard Climb 10 miler counting double) earn the "Incredibly Beautiful" Winter Series shirt.
Godiva's Fall Cross Country Series returned in September for the first time since, as best we can remember, 1999. We had 41 participants who turned in a total of 88 performances. Eleven runners competed at each of the four Wednesday evening meets, and will receive their "letter in cross country" at the spring awards banquet:
- Don Anthony
- Aimee Bazin
- Jess Broglie
- Jim Clabuesch
- Joao Correia
- Chris Gould
- Jen Holloway
- Carolyn Huettel
- Rob McCauley
- William Schmitz
- Brian Tajlili
With the reopening of Third Fork Creek Trail after recent storm damage, Durham's parkrun has gone to a new, two loop route, still beginning and ending at Southern Boundaries Park. The layout now takes in more of the trail and takes out a hillier section of the prior course. Since its debut June 26th. Durham parkrun has offered free, timed runs to all comers each Saturday morning at 8 am, and the event will continue with that start time year-round. If you're thinking of checking it out, it is important to visit www.parkrun.us/durhamnc/ ahead of time to register and get the barcode needed to participate. You can identify as a Godiva member when you register, allowing parkrun to share lists of member times with us.
For the sixth consecutive year, sections of the Duke Forest popular with runners will be closed to the public Mondays through Fridays during the fall season. This year's deer hunt will begin on Monday, September 23th and end on Friday, December 13th. Affected areas include the Durham section trails along NC 751 just west of campus, the Korstian section between Mt. Moriah and Whitfield Roads, and the Blackwood section near Chapel Hill in Orange county. All sections of the Forest will, however, be open to the public on Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week (Nov. 28th and 29th).
Visit Duke Forest's official announcement for details.