Next up on the calendar is the always competitive Geezer Pleezer on Sunday, February 12th. The GP is a four mile race at The Friends School which feature an age and gender handicapped start times. The first across the finish line wins, and youth has no favorites.
We've dedicated the 2016-17 series to Greg to honor our friend and fellow Godiva member who passed away of brain cancer on July 14th, at the age of 47. Godiva will donate a portion of its series proceeds to Badousa Brain -- the fundraising team that Greg formed for Durham's Angels Among Us 5k. The Angels race benefits Duke's Robert Preston Tisch Brain Tumor Center. We also plan to field a large Godiva team for The Angels Among Us race on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
It's January, and preparations for Running Start are ramping up -- right now, we're looking for Godivans interested in being pacers. Those who’ve served as pacers in the past know how fun and rewarding it can be. We are hoping to have a large group of trainees this year, and we need plenty of pacers to give them the attention the deserve as they start their running journeys.
At the annual membership meeting and pizza party in December, incoming Godiva president Anthony Corriveau took the baton of leadership from outgoing president Jess Broglie.
Godiva's men's team won the masters division and finished fourth (out of 192 teams) with a time of 22:59:40 at the 2016 Blue Ridge Relay. This is the ninth consecutive masters division win for CGTC. Marty Tomasi captained the team, which included Carl Anstrom, Brian Clas, Michael Dwomoh, Derek Fenton, Paul Jones, Tim Miegs, Jack Mignosa, Rich Offield, Jason Page, Lenny Phillips, and Ronnie Weed. Here's a video of team introductions and here are some photos from the run.
Do you like to run? Are you interested in meeting other people in North Carolina's Research Triangle area who share your interest? If so, you're in the right place.
Founded in 1975 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Godiva Track Club has about 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 Trail Marathon. Godiva's annual calendar also features weekly summer track meets, and a winter series of cross country runs. There are regularly scheduled 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.