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Misery Run

The Godiva Misery Run --  the mud run since before there were Mud Runs.

Date:  Sun., Nov. 18, 10 AM

Time: Registration begins at 9:00 am and ends at 9:50 am, so that the race can start promptly at  10:00  AM. Please plan to arrive earily enough to get registered. Better yet, you can help speed the process along by filling out this brief pre-registration form.  You can check out prior Misery Runs on the club results pages to help estimate your time

Location: Pepper Hill Farm, 323 Old Fayetteville Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Attendants will direct you to a grass field for parking. Please car pool if possible.

Race Director :  Jim Clabuesch (919-428-7901)

The Lowdown: The Misery Run is 5.75ish miles of grassy pastures, rooty, rocky and slippery when wet or muddy single-track hiking type foot trails, downed trees, hay bales and actual cow excrement. This is a time prediction race: you will predict your finishing time when you register on-site prior to the race, and then you will run & sweat & hop & climb & curse & slip & slide & fall down.

If you have good knowledge of your running ability on the above mentioned difficulties, you may win some chocolate. Or not. Beware if hay bales make you itchy on contact! The shoes you complete the Misery Run in won’t be the same when you’re finished. Luke, our host at Pepper Hill Frams, has a territorial dog on his farm, so please do not bring yours. It’ll make life easier on us all.


What's In It for Me? Water and energy drink before, during (if warm/sunny) & after; pretzels, bagels, bananas and apples also. Chocolate prizes for 1st overall male/female, 1st male/female masters, top three closest time predictors, youngest, oldest, and median finisher, stick-to-it award to final finisher. Finishing or volunteering for the Misery Run gets you a point closer to your Incredibly Beautiful Winter Series shirt.