Tar Heel 10 Miler
This landmark running event showcases UNC’s Campus & Chapel Hill from every angle! Make no mistake about it, this is the best running experience Chapel Hill has to offer, and arguably one of the best in North Carolina!
Start Time: 7:45am
Start Line: South Rd. @ Bell Tower Drive, near the UNC Bell Tower
Finish Line: Stadium Drive near Kenan Stadium Gate 2
Route: The race starts on South Rd on the campus of the University of North Carolina and goes through downtown Chapel Hill as well as several gorgeous residential neighborhoods. The 10 Miler has plenty of flat fast road along Franklin & Cameron while taking runners through the historic Rosemary district and downtown Chapel Hill. It culminates with a finish at Kenan Memorial Football Stadium.
Timing: All runners will be provided with race bibs with timing chips attached to the back. It is very important that the race number be worn on the front of your shirt to ensure that it works properly. In accordance with USATF Rules, overall awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your chip time.
Minimum Pace: Participants in all events must maintain a minimum pace of 15:00 min/mile to participate in this event enabling police to reopen the major roads used. Race officials follow the back of the pack to enforce this rule. In the event that you are unable to maintain the minimum pace, you will asked to use sidewalks and either complete the remainder of the course unassisted by police, or use the cue sheet provided by race officials that details the shortest walk back to the race site.
Course Entertainment: Music and performance groups from our local community will be along the course to keep you moving!
Pace Groups: We have a great group of volunteers who will be pacers for the 10 Miler. We plan to offer the following pace groups: 6:00 min/mile, 6:30 min/mile, 7:00 min/mile, 7:30 min/mile, 8:00 min/mile, 8:30 min/mile, 9:00 min/mile, 9:30 min/mile, and 10:00 min/mile.
Aid Stations: The 10 Miler has 5 fully-stocked aid stations on the course serving Diamond Springs water, sports drink, and gels / Gu. Each aid station will have 4 portable toilets available. Aids stations will be available at Mile 1.5, Mile 3.5, Mile 5, Mile 7, and Mile 8.
Porta-Potties: There will be porta-Potties at every Aid-Station and at the start and finish line.
Support: There will be medical, police and EMS personnel throughout the course, as well as dozens of course volunteers keeping our participants and spectators safe!