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Four on the Fourth

Thu July 4, 2024 Chapel Hill, NC 27516 US Directions



This is the 20th Year for the Le Tour de Carrboro race series and we have some exciting new twists!   We are adding scoring to our 3 race series!  If you successfully finish all 3 races you will not only receive some special Le Tour de Carrboro swag like previous years but you will also be eligible to win prizes.  This will be based on your combined overall and age group standings at the end of the year!  Prizes are generously being provided by Fleet Feet, our Race Series Awards Sponsor.

Sign up for the 3 race series now and save $5 over individual race registration!
The Four on the Fourth is the first race in the series and is a 4 mile race that starts at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
You can check out details about each race at the following links:
Four on the Fourth on July 4
Carrboro 10K on October 5
Gallop & Gorge 8K on Thanksgiving morning, November 28
Come on out and have some fun!!


McDougle Middle School
900 Old Fayetteville Rd
Chapel Hill, NC US 27516

Registration and Bib Pickup

Online registration will close on Tuesday, July 2, at midnight.
In-person registration and bib pickup will be available at Fleet Feet in Carrboro on Wednesday, July 3, from 12-6:30 pm.
You may also pick up your bib and register on race day morning at McDougle, 6:30-7:45 am.
IMPORTANT! In person registration on 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 race begins in front of McDougle Middle School, winds through downtown Carrboro and its neighborhoods, and finishes on the McDougle track.
Click the image below to view the course (or here for a PDF version).

Four on the Fourth course map

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!

The forecast for July 4 will be hot and humid (no surprise!), so please remember to hydrate before the race, and we recommend you carry a water bottle with you.
There will be water stops at mile 2 and mile 3. Stay safe!


Please carpool and arrive early for parking. There are 3 lots in front of McDougle and a fourth lot behind the school (off of Hillsborough, and the lot to use if you are later than 7:50 am, since Old Fayetteville will be closed).
There is additional parking available at Hank Anderson Community Park, located off of Highway 54.


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 Four on the Fourth overall records!
Overall Male:       Brock Baker           19:48.76    2013
Overall Female:   Michelle Langan    22:32.46    2014


For the Kids

"Little Firecracker" races are FREE for children aged 2-9 and will be held after the race at approximately 9:30 (after the awards ceremony).

Stroller and Pet Policies

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

Race Contact Info

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

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:



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