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Gallop & Gorge 8K

Thu November 28, 2024 Carrboro, NC 27510 US Directions


Gallop & Gorge 8K

$30 8:00AM EST Price increases after November 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EST


Help us finish the 20th Year of the Le Tour de Carrboro three race series.  Join us for the best Turkey Trot in the Triangle. The Gallop & Gorge 8K! This 8K (4.94 miles) race starts at 8 am on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro, and winds through the local neighborhoods -- a great way to burn a few calories before the Thanksgiving festivities and support some local charities in the area!


Fleet Feet Carrboro
310 E. Main St.
Carrboro, NC US 27510

Registration and Bib Pickup

Online registration will close on Tuesday, November 26, at midnight. 
In-person registration and bib pickup will be available at Fleet Feet in Carrboro on
  • Tuesday, November 26, from 3:30-6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 27, from 12-6:30 pm
    You may also pick up your bib and register on race day morning at Fleet Feet in Carrboro, 6:30-7:45 am.
IMPORTANT! In person registration on Tuesday, Wednesday or Race Day will be done electronically by scanning a QR code which will take you to the registration form that you will fill out on your phone. So, please bring your smart phone and credit card if you are registering in person. If you are already registered, you will just need your bib number to pick up your bib.
Race entries are not refundable and 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 incorrect.


The course starts and finishes on Weaver Street, in front of the Weaver Street Market in downtown Carrboro.
Click the image below to view the course (or here for a PDF version).


Please plan to carpool and arrive early for parking, as there will likely be over 1500 participants.
Do NOT park in the Carr Mill parking lots -- these are the ones next to Harris-Teeter and Weaver Street Market -- or you may be towed.
Here is a map of free public parking in downtown Carrboro.
And here are some suggested parking locations:
  • Municipal Parking Deck next to Hampton Inn, 370 East Main Street
  • Gravel Parking Lot accessed from Boyd St, behind Municipal Parking Deck and Cat’s Cradle
  • Fleet Feet - 310 East Main Street
  • 101 N. Greensboro St - across street from Carrboro Century Center (100 North Greensboro Street)
  • Carrboro Municipal Parking Lot, 120 East Main Street - across street from Armadillo Grill
  • 205 East Main Street, near TABLE
  • Carrboro Municipal Parking Lot, 303 West Weaver Street, near Wellness Alliance
  • 101 Short Street next to Fitch Lumber (309 North Greensboro Street)
  • Fitch Lumber - 309 North Greensboro Street
  • Dingo Dog Brewing Company - 410 North Greensboro Street


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, 75-79, 80+. Open and Masters winners are not eligible for age group awards. The top 3 winners in the Athena (female, 160+ lbs) and Clydesdale (male, 220+ lbs) 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
Can you beat the course record?   $50 is yours if you can beat the Gallop & Gorge 8K overall records!
    Overall Male:       Andy Wacker             23:52.10    2014
    Overall Female:   Shalane Flanagan    26:20.00    2008

For the Kids

Little Turkey Kids Races are FREE for children aged 2-9, and will be held on the Libba Cotten Bikeway behind the Fleet Feet building after the race awards presentation. Participants will be divided into age groups 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-9, and then will race to the finish line.
There is no pre-registration, but parents must sign a release form before the events.
Also, join us at Fleet Feet before or during the race for chalk drawing, jump ropes, hula hoops, and more!

Stroller and Pet Policy

Baby strollers and joggers are permitted, but for the safety of all participants, please start at the back behind the runners.
Pets are not allowed on the race 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.

Food Donations for IFC Community Market (Food Pantry)

Please consider donating non-perishable food items to the InterFaith Council Community Market (Food Pantry)
Collection boxes will be available at bib pickup and race morning.
Here is a list of the most needed items. Thank you!!

Want to volunteer?

Volunteers are needed for Gallop & Gorge.  By volunteering you are helping some great Carrboro area charities listed below.  If interested please send an email to

Community Partners

Since the beginning of Le Tour in 2005, we have donated over $650,000 to our Community Partners!

Our 2024 Community Partners include:

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at



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