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2017 Le Tour de Carrboro

Le Tour de Carrboro 2017

Register now for all 3 races of our 13th annual Le Tour de Carrboro, and save a few bucks!

Four on the Fourth on July 4

Carrboro 10K on October 7

Gallop & Gorge 8K on Thanksgiving morning, November 23


The Hoodie is back!

The great folks at UNC Therapy Services are again sponsoring our Le Tour de Carrboro hoodie!

UNC Therapy Services

All you have to do is complete all 3 Le Tour races (Four on the Fourth, Carrboro 10K, and Gallop & Gorge 8K) and this hooded sweatshirt with the Le Tour de Carrboro logo is yours!

Register now for all 3 races, or individually, and support our Community Partners at the same time!

Le Tour Hoodie

Four on the Fourth

Four on the Fourth

Four on the Fourth is the first race of Le Tour -- the 4 mile race starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Registration and bib pickup will be available at Fleet Feet in Carrboro before race day and also on race day morning at McDougle, 6:30am - 7:45am.

The race fee increases to $35 on July 2-4.

Course

The race begins in front of McDougle, winds through downtown Carrboro and its neighborhoods, and finishes on the McDougle track. Course map is available here.

There will be water stations at the 2-mile and 3-mile points on the course, but please make sure that you are well-hydrated at the start.

Parking

Please carpool and arrive early for parking. There are 3 lots in front of McDougle and a fourth lot behind the school (off of Hillsborough, and the lot to use if you are later than 7:50 am, since Old Fayetteville will be closed).

There is additional parking available at Hank Anderson Community Park, located off of Highway 54.

Awards

4 on the 4th awards
Carrboro Coffee Roasters

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female winners in the following categories: Open and Masters (40+), 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+. Open and Masters winners are not eligible for age group awards. The top 3 winners in the Athena and Clydesdale categories will also receive awards.

As always, our unique pottery awards are crafted by local artist, Janet Resnik. Overall and top age group winners will also receive specially blended coffee from Carrboro Coffee Roasters.

Standing prize money for course records (male and female) is $50. Current course records are 19:48.76 for overall male (Brock Baker, 2013), and 22:32.46 for overall female (Michelle Langan, 2014). Records for all age groups and Le Tour races can be found at Results.

For the kids

"Little Firecracker" races are FREE for children aged 2-9 and will be held after the race at approximately 9:30 (after the awards ceremony). Participants will be divided into age groups 2-3 (50 yards), 4-5 (100 yards), and 6-7, 8-9 (200 yards) and will race on the McDougle Track. All kids will receive finisher ribbons.

There is no pre-registration, but parents must sign a release form before the events. Also, join us before or during the race at the family activity area and enjoy chalk drawing, jump ropes, hula hoops and an inflatable obstacle course!

Walkers are welcome!

We encourage everyone to join us at our events. If you want to walk the course, that's great. However, if the trailing police car passes you, you must follow normal pedestrian rules -- move to the sidewalk or side of the road. Our timing service tries to capture the time for everyone who crosses the finish line, so even if the police close the course, you should receive a finish time.

Stroller and Pet Policies

Baby strollers/joggers are permitted, but for the safety of all participants please start at the back behind the runners and walkers. The start can be crowded -- last year we had over 750 runners!

Pets are not permitted on the race course.

Community Partners

Net proceeds from our races are distributed to our Community Partners. Since the inception of Le Tour de Carrboro in 2005, we have donated over $400,000 to our community!

For our 2016 Community Partners, we distributed $45,000!

2016 Community Partners

Our 2016 Community Partners are