New Year's Day 8k Run 2022

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

Date: January 1, 2022

We're planning to have the NYD Run 2022 in person on the traditional 8k course in Duke Forest.  Bear in mind, though, that if COVID conditions change and Duke revisits its facility use policies, we may have to resort to plan B.  But let's be optimistic heading into 2022.  Happy New  Year!

Pre-registration (highly recommended):  In order to avoid congestion around the check-in desk and to move everyone through race day signup quickly, please use this pre-registration form and we'll be ready for you with a pre-filled entry form for you to sign on race day.

Time: The check-in desk opens at 12:00 noon. The race starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. We typically get a large turnout for this holiday run, so allow plenty of time to complete registration.

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

Race Director: - 919-260-7980

Course Map

The Details:  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.