Track Club

2015 Le Tour de Carrboro races

Le Tour de Carrboro 2015

UNC Therapy Services

Reminder -- the jacket is back again this year, thanks to UNC Therapy Services! Finishers of all 3 races are eligible to receive a logo jacket.

Gallop & Gorge 8K on Thanksgiving morning

Gallop & Gorge

The 15th annual Gallop & Gorge 8K will be held on Thursday, November 26, at 8 a.m. -- REGISTER NOW!

At the first G&G we had 300 finishers, and last year there were over 1500. 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

Gallop and Gorge beanie

Online registration will be available until midnight on Monday, November 23.

Registration will also be available at packet pickup and race day morning, but we strongly encourage you to register early to avoid the lines. Also, the registration fee increases to $35 at packet pickup and on race day.

You can pick up your bib and beanie at packet pickup at Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro on Tuesday, November 24 from 4-7 p.m., and Wednesday, November 25 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 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).


Gallop and Gorge Course Map

The race will start and finish on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro, in front of Weaver Street Market.

Here's a PDF version of the course.

There is a water stop at Quail Roost Dr. and Hillsborough Rd., at approximately the 2.75 mile mark.


Please plan to carpool and arrive early for parking, as we expect over 1300 runners and their cheering families and friends! Here is a map of public parking in downtown Carrboro, and some additional locations:

Timing and Awards

Gallop and Gorge 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. 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 23:52 for overall male (Andy Wacker, 2014), 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. 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 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.

Stroller Policy

Baby strollers/joggers are permitted, but for the safety of all participants (we expect over 1500 this year), please start at the back behind the runners and walkers.

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 nearly $294,000 to our community!

For 2014, we distributed $45,000 among our Community Partners.

2014 Community Partners

Our 2015 Community Partners are