Cleft Palate Gallop 5K and Fun Walk

Sat September 23, 2023 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 US Directions


5K Run

7:30AM EDT

Fun Walk

7:30AM EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Old Well on UNC Chapel Hill Campus
180 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC US 27514


The 14th annual Cleft Palate Gallop 5K run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 at 7:30 AM. All profits benefit the UNC Craniofacial Center. Thanks so much for your participation!


WHERE: The race start location is the Old Well on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. An approximate address is: 180 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

DISTANCES: 5K Run and 1.2 Mile Family Fun Walk

Dental students at the Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the 14th Annual Cleft Palate Gallop on Saturday, September 23rd 2023.

The Miles for Smiles Club, a student-led organization, was founded for the purpose of providing financial support for patients of the Craniofacial Center whose families cannot afford these services. All proceeds raised will go directly to the UNC Craniofacial Center to ensure access to comprehensive, specialized treatment for pediatric patients affected by craniofacial conditions.

You can register for the 5K, Family Fun Walk, or make additional donations by going to

Both the 5K and the Fun Walk cost $20; register early to ensure you get your guaranteed shirt size. In-person registration is available on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m., and will cost an additional five dollars. 

Running in the race will impact your life for a day, but will change the life of a child forever! 

PACKET PICKUP:  Fleet Feet Carrboro on Friday, September 22nd from 4-7 PM to grab you T-Shirt and Bib!

Fleet Feet is a proud supporter of local races and seeks to build our running community through events like The Cleft Palate Gallop. Unfamiliar with Fleet Feet? What makes us unique is our people and process - our 3D foot scanning technology, fit id, measures the unique shape of your feet to make sure you're outfitted in the right gear, and we carry shoes from industry-leading running brands like Brooks, New Balance, Nike and HOKA ONE ONE. Training programs through Fleet Feet Running Club give you access to expert running advice for any distance or surface and a community dedicated to the same thing you are. Participants of the race will receive 10% off of their in-store purchases the weekend of the event (Carrboro Location only).

AWARDS: Awards will be given to the overall first, second, and third place male and female runners as well as the top male and female runners in each age group: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

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