Four on the Fourth is the first race of Le Tour -- the 4 mile race starts at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 4, at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Online registration is available until midnight, Friday, July 1 -- just click here. Race entries are not transferable, i.e., you cannot give your bib number to someone else. As in past years, we will have a discounted price of $75 if you sign up for all 3 races.
You can also register at bib pickup on Saturday, July 2, at Fleet Feet in Carrboro from 10am - 5pm, or on Sunday, July 3, at Fleet Feet from 3pm - 5pm. Registration and bib pickup are also available on race day morning at McDougle, 6:30am - 7:45am.
The race fee increases to $35 on July 2-4.
The race begins in front of McDougle, winds through downtown Carrboro and its neighborhoods, and finishes on the McDougle track.
A 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.
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 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.
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.
"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!
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.
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!
Net proceeds from our races are distributed to our Community Partners. Since the inception of Le Tour de Carrboro in 2005, we have donated nearly $390,000 to our community!
For our 2015 Community Partners, we distributed a record $50,000!
Our 2015 Community Partners are