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DIY Summer Track 2021


Beginning May 31st through August 4th we will have a ten week DIY Summer Track. Each week you have Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to get your race on.

This year we will use three greenways -- Third Fork Creek in Southern Boundaries Park, the American Tobacco Trail, and Bolin Creek Trail in Chapel Hill -- where the distances up to a mile will be marked, or you can find your own location. Pick a place, run your race, then enter your results online. You don’t need to be a member to participate. The cost is $0.00. Of course we encourage joining the club to help offset insurance costs. 

There will be the typical awards for club members. Iron Man if you get 30 points, with one point per completed event and a maximum of 4 points a week. Full Kirby: run all 50 events. 

Follow all posted notices and greenway rules, have fun, and try to run around 7:00 in the evening to keep that hot summer track feeling.

Maps and Descriptions for Marked Locations:

Schedule

Calendar
May 31 - Long July 5 - Short
June 7 - Short July 12 - Long
June 14 - Long July 19 - Short
June 21 - Short July 26 - Long
June 28 - Long August 2 - Short

In Person Track?

There is the possibility that later in the season we might be able to hold in person summer track. Logistics, of course, dependent on the state of everything and may be limited to fully vaccinated participants. GET VACCINATED.

  • Long Night Events
  • Mile Run
  • 200m
  • Mile Walk
  • 800m
  • 5k
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  • Short Night Events
  • 1500m Run
  • 100m
  • 1500m Walk
  • 400m
  • 3k

Suggested Full Kirby Logistics

Logistics for a long night. Run the mile. At the finish cool down and run the 200m in the other direction. Go back to the mile finish and get your mile race walk on. You are now back at the start. Get your 800m in. Walk back to the start and use your GPS watch to run out 1.55 miles out, turn around and run back for you 5k.

Logistics for the short night. Run the 1500m. Go to the finish of the mile, only 109 meters further. Run the 100m in the other direction. Go back to the finish and get your 1500m race walk on. At the end of the race walk keep going 109 meters to the start. Run you 400m. Walk back to the start, run out the 1500 m mark turn around and run back to the start line for you 3000 m.