Track Club

Le Tour de Carrboro

UNC Carolina Therapy Services

This year we are celebrating the 10th running of Le Tour de Carrboro -- come run with us to support our community!

And thanks to UNC Health Care - Carolina Therapy Services for sponsoring the return of the branded jacket for all finishers of the 2014 Le Tour de Carrboro.

Gallop & Gorge 8K on Thanksgiving morning

Gallop & Gorge

The 14th annual Gallop & Gorge 8K will be held on Thursday, November 27, at 8 a.m. At the first G&G we had 300 finishers, and last year there were over 1200. It's a family affair that attracts folks from all over the country, so come join us to support our Community Partners, and burn off a few calories before that big meal!

Registration and Packet Pickup

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register at packet pickup and race day morning. We strongly encourage you to register early to avoid the lines! You can pick up your bib and swag at packet pickup at Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro on Tuesday, November 25 from 4-7 p.m., and Wednesday, November 26 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., as well as race day morning.

Race entries are not transferable, i.e., you cannot give your bib number to someone else. By doing so, the results (awards, age group, and overall) will be inaccurate.

Please note that bicycles, skateboards, roller skates/blades, animals, headphones, and baby strollers/joggers are not allowed in this race. This is included in the race waiver you sign at registration.

Please donate to the IFC Food Pantry!

IFC Food Pantry

The IFC Food Pantry relies on donations from individuals like you. Please help them provide groceries and a holiday meal to households in need in our community. Non-perishable items such as canned goods and pasta are greatly appreciated!

Please bring your donations on race morning (not Tues/Wed packet pickup).

Parking, Porta Potties

Please plan to carpool and arrive early for parking, as as we expect over 1400 runners and their cheering families and friends! Here is a map of public parking in downtown Carrboro, and some additional locations:

Porta Potties will be located in the corner lot across from Armadillo Grill near the race start.

Race morning activities

Packet pickup and registration will be available in the parking area near Fleet Feet, but we strongly recommend that you pickup/register before race day, as we already have over 1400 registered runners!

The race will start at 8 a.m. in front of Weaver Street Market, and will finish at the same location. After the race join us for food, coffee, and the awards ceremony in the parking area at Fleet Feet.

The kids races will start after the awards ceremony near the start/finish area


Gallop and Gorge Course Map

There are a few course changes this year, most notably, we will start and finish on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro, in front of Weaver Street Market.

Here's a PDF version of the updated course.

Gallop & Gorge Swag

Gallop and Gorge swag

Register now and add to your G&G beanie collection! All registrants will receive a beanie with the race and Le Tour logos.

The past few Thanksgiving mornings have been brisk, so you just might need it on race day!

Timing and Awards

4 on the 4th awards
Carrboro Coffee Roasters

Since the course now has a common start/finish line on Weaver Street, we will provide a chip start/adjusted time for your run, as well as a gun-start time. However, to be in conformance with USATF rules for road races, we will score the race (awards) based on your gun-start time. If you are a competitive runner, please seed yourself accordingly at the start.

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. 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 24:09 for overall male (Jack Bolas, 2010), and 26:20 for overall female (Shalane Flanagan, 2008). Records for all age groups and Le Tour races can be found at Results.

For the kids

Little Turkey Kids Races are FREE for children aged 2-9, and will be held after the 8K awards presentation near the start/finish area. Participants will be divided into age groups 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7, 8-9 and kids will race to the finish line. 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 near the Fleet Feet parking lot, and enjoy chalk drawing, jump ropes, hula hoops, and more!

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.

Community Partners

Net proceeds from our races are distributed to our Community Partners. For 2013, we donated $45,000 among our Community Partners.

2013 Community Partners