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News and Announcements

Series StandingsThis year we're taking it one race at a time, as series director Susie Hansley explains in the Godiva Winter Series announcement.  Up next, the Couch Mountain Run will be a virtual five miler that you can do with multiple route options from December 12th through the 20th.  The New Year's Day Run will be a one day virtual affair with course options across the Triangle. Follow the race links to get details,  and if you haven't yet done so you can sign up for the series online.


ECGTC Board Zoom Meetingvery December, what would normally be the December Board Meeting transforms magically into a Godiva Pizza Party. The event is an opportunity to bring the club together to celebrate a year of running, to literally hand over the baton to the new president, and to announce the new vice president. This year the festivities take place Tuesday evening, December 8th starting at 6:30 pm. Read on to learn how you can join us ...          

We are searching for next year’s Godiva Vice President, who will also serve as President in 2022! Would it, could it possibly be you?  Read on to learn what you can do for the club.

Monday 11/24/20 - Godiva's Umstead Trail Marathon Committee regrets to share the announcement that the 2021 Umstead Trail Marathon will not take place in March of next year.  Watch for the resurgence in 2022.  Runners who have already registered will get refund information soon, if they haven’t already.

The glorious Godiva Golden Gobbler is now history.  Check out the final results on the virtual turkey trot leaderboard, and watch the December newsletter for the Gobbler report.


We have new Godiva Quarter Zip PulloverGodiva winter gear arriving soon  - a quarter zip pullover, a three season technical hoodie and jogger style pants.

Check out the designs and get yours here.

Raleigh Runaround logo with USATF  badgesCGTC will sponsor the inaugural Carolina Godiva Raleigh Run Around, a 24 Hour race from 9am–9am on Saturday, November 21–22. This race will include two events:

    • A FREE virtual race open to anyone living anywhere
    • A limited runner, in-person race at Meredith College Track, with a $50 entry fee

Both races will run concurrently from 9am Saturday, Nov. 21 'til 9am Sunday, Nov. 22.

Here are the results for the in-person Raleigh Runaround.


SectionsDF_Sign_2018_200w of the Duke Forest popular with runners will be closed to the public Mondays through Fridays during the fall season. The 13th annual deer herd reduction program begins on Monday,  October 5th and ends on Friday, December 11th.  Affected areas include the Durham section (the trails along NC 751 just west of campus), the Korstian section (located 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.

Visit Duke Forest's official announcement for details.

Godiva HaberdasheryIt is now possible to order a variety of CGTC logoed gear online.  Browse the inventory!

The 1001 Mile Challenge is a new Godiva initiative for 2020 to encourage an increased commitment to exercise along with some friendly competition. As a Godiva member, you can enroll in the challenge and keep track of your intentional completed miles, regardless of pace, throughout the calendar year. We'll provide online tracking of monthly and overall progress.

CGTC 1001 Mile ChallengeAll participants who complete 1001 or more miles by the end of the year will receive an official certificate and a finisher surprise! We will also declare a 1001 Mile Challenge Champion at the end of the year.

About CGTC

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.

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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 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.

Please check out more reasons to join Godiva and sign up on line.

Oh yes, one more thing: You may wonder why we're called the Godiva Track Club. Here's the story.