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Welcome to Birds of a Feather Trail Trot, a Thanksgiving Day trail run at Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill, NC. Gather your flock, choose your distance (5K timed race or 1.5 mile untimed fun run/walk), and get your holiday started on the right foot. After running, stick around for a slice of pie (yum!), the FREE kids race for treasure (kids 11-U), and an awards ceremony with fun contests and lots of giveaways. Run with Your Flock and enjoy fitness, family, fun, and PIE!
Sprawling over 900 acres and located on the south side of Chapel Hill, NC, Briar Chapel is a green community that boasts a vast network of forested hiking and mountain biking trails. The 1.5 mile fun run course includes some of the most mellow trails at Briar Chapel and is the perfect distance/terrain for the whole family. Including a mixture of undulating double-track dirt trails and flowy single-track with some roots, rocks, and short hill climbs, the 5K course offers a super-fun challenge for both newbies and trail veterans alike. Both courses start with .3 miles of downhill pavement running, perfect for separating the field of runners. Both courses may be run or walked.
For an interactive course details and elevation profiles, click on the links below:
STAGING AREA: Great Meadow Park at Briar Chapel (161 Salt Cedar Ln, Chapel Hill, NC 27516)
WEDNESDAY, 11/22/23 (Early Check-in - OPTIONAL, but encouraged)
THANKSGIVING DAY, THURSDAY, 11/23/23 (Race Day)
PORCH Briar Chapel helps put food on the table of those in need in our community. Many donations go to the CORA FOOD PANTRY which provides emergency food to individuals and families in Chatham County. They also provide children who attend the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsboro with fresh produce and a bag of nonperishables on a monthly basis. During registration, please consider donating to support their great work. PORCH Briar Chapel will also be at Birds of a Feather collecting cash and canned/boxed food donations. Thank you for the support.
Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. Run with Your Flock. Some helpful info for families:
At 9:30am, kids 11-under are invited to participate in the FREE Kids Race for Treasure. All kids are welcome to participate and parents are encouraged to line the race course to cheer them on. Registration is not required for the kids race. We will match kids in age groups (3-U, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-11) and start each group separately on a short out and back ‘race course’ in the large field near the staging area. After running, kids can grab a prize (toys from the dollar store:) from the Treasure Chest!
Prizes and awards for top five overall M/F 5K competitors. Awards for the top three M/F 5K competitors in each age group.
5K age groups: 6-8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
We will randomly select winners of some great giveaways – includes gift certificates, running gear, and Roadless Races merchandise. Racers and volunteers are eligible to win.
Anyone that wears a costume will receive an item of swag at the awards ceremony.
Adventures are more fun with family and friends, so create a team and invite your crew to join you. Creating or joining a team is simple during or after registration. NOTE: This is not a relay so all team members will still be running their own race.
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Sprawling over 900 acres on the south side of Chapel Hill, NC, Briar Chapel is a green community that boasts a vast network of forested hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition to fantastic trails, centrally located Great Meadow Park, with its beautiful lawn, stage, and pavilion, offers the perfect location to stage this event. Park on the neighborhood streets adjacent to Great Meadow Park (161 Salt Cedar Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516). Overflow parking will be available at Woods Charter school about .3 miles from the staging area (160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516)
Staging area at Briar Chapel's Great Meadow Park in Chapel Hill, NC. Address: 161 Salt Cedar Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516Open in External Application
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