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.
The ceremonial relay baton passed through the hands of ten former Godiva presidents from as far back as 1989 (Paul Naylor) at the annual pizza party on December 10th before our outgoing leader Doug Hensel placed it in the awaiting palm of the newest CGTC runner-in-chief, Brandy Burns, who will head the club in 2014. This will be Godiva's 39th season since its founding in 1975.
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 - Results, Photos
- 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.