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New Year's Day 8k Run


Sleep in a bit on the holiday, then run your best time of the year.

Date: Sun., Jan. 1, 1 PM

Time: Registration begins at Noon. Race starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. We typically get a large turnout for this holiday run, so allow plenty of time to register.

Location: Duke School, 3716 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC

Race Director: - 919 260-7980

Course Map

The Lowdown:  The NYD Run is a challenging, hilly course through single track trails and service roads in Duke Forest. No special rules or requirements.  Run fast (as you care to ) and have fun.

We start on the soccer fields of Duke School and head onto a school maintained path that connects with Duke Forest's Pine Thicket Trail.  Where Pine Thicket ends at a t-intersection, take a right and run out to the turn-around cone near Gate 3. Proceed back on Gate 3 to Gate 7 Road.  At the top of a long climb at about the 1 3/4 mile point, you'll take a right hand turn  to begin out and back to a turnaround cone inside of Gate 6.  This section, which traverses a sharp little valley, is often leaf covered, so watch your step. When back to the main trail, take a right and go out to the turnaround cone at Gate 7.  On the return trip, do the Gate 6 out and back once again, but when you reach Pine Thicket Trail, just take a right and head back to the start/finish line.  We will have monitors on the course to help you.

Trivia Question:  What, for many years, was the additional competitive aspect of the NYD's Run?  Answer:  Trivia.  We had a trivia contest, but smartphones took the point out of that.,