Moniese Nomp Romp

A Worthy Successor to the Couch Mountain Run

When? Sunday, Dec. 4, at 10:00 AM

Where? Next to Morris Grove Elementary School, 215 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Jones Creek Greenway BridgeMoniese Nomp?? Since getting evicted from the Duke Forest Laboratory last spring we’ve been looking for a new location for the December winter series race usually held at Couch Mountain. This year we’re going to enjoy the diverse trails on and around the Jones Creek Greenway Trail north of Chapel Hill.  Orange County plans to establish Twin Creeks Park on this land which is also known as “Moniese Nomp” ("Twin Creeks" in the Occoneechee language). There are abundant trails on this tract, including some that, while gorgeous, are faint and gnarly single track. For the Nomp Romp we'll stick to the more well defined trails that we hope will still offer something for everybody on the course..

What? A trail run of about 4.5 miles on a two loop course featuring a mixture of paved greenway trails, fun single track, an abandoned(?) slightly spooky farm, grassy fields and bridle trails. Water and energy drink before, during (if warm/sunny) and after; pretzels, bagels, bananas after.

How? You can register for the race on-site from 9:00am to 9:50am. The day of race entry fee is $5.00 for this individual race. Please don’t plan on showing up at 9:55am and expect to run or volunteer; allow enough time to get there and get parked. You can sign up for the entire remaining runs in this season's Carolina Godiva Track Club Winter Series for $25 if you are a CGTC member. There are still four races to follow after the Moniese Nomp Romp.

Why? Chocolate prizes for 1st overall male/female, 1st male/female masters, 1st male/female grandmasters, youngest, oldest, stick-to-it award to final finisher. Finishing or volunteering for the Moniese Nomp Romp gets you a point closer to your personal edition of the Incredibly Beautiful 2022-2023 Godiva Winter Series shirt[™].

Please carpool if possible.

Questions?  Email Race Director Heiko Rath or text 919-724-4209, preferably via Signal