Reasons to Run! By supporting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, you are ensuring that students realize their dreams of a Carolina education, faculty have the resources available to perform innovative research and scientists can find better treatments and cures for diseases. Whatever your interest, you can make a difference with a gift to Carolina. A portion of proceeds from new registered runners will be added to the overall event donation to the University of Chapel Hill! 

Team Captains of the Tar Heel Tug of War Team Challenge will have the option to select their fund of choice they would like to fight for and who they would like to award the prize money to should they win. We also encourage our Classic Tar Heel 10 Miler & 4 Mile Run participants to make a donation to the University of Chapel Hill during registration.

Top 5 priority funds for UNC:

  • The Carolina Fund (000001)
  • Carolina Student Impact Fund (656378)
  • UNC COVID-19 Research Accelerator Fund (071343)
  • The Red, White, and Carolina Blue Challenge Fund for Military Families (656282)
  • UNC Athletics’ Carolina Victory Fund (779665)

The University of North Carolina has thousands of funds to which you can designate your gift. We have highlighted some current priority funds however if a team would like to add another option from one of the existing funds within the University they are passionate about they can do so by emailing us to add it in! Full qualifying list can be found here.

This is a reflection of the 2019 event! Updated 2020 information to come soon!

UNC Lineberger

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital are creating the new face of cancer research and treatment in North Carolina.

UNC Lineberger is the only public comprehensive cancer center for the State and the people of North Carolina. Our mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and across the nation through research, treatment, training and outreach. The N.C. Cancer Hospital – part of UNC Health Care – is the cancer center’s clinical home.UNC Lineberger faculty treat cancer patients, conduct research into the causes of cancer and search for new treatments, develop and direct statewide programs in cancer prevention, and train future physicians, nurses, scientists and public health professionals.

Fundraise for cancer research at UNC Lineberger

Dedicate your race in honor of a loved one and create a fundraising page for UNC Lineberger to make your miles count!  Donations generated from the race will benefit leading-edge research, treatment and outreach programs in Chapel Hill and across the state. Setting up a fundraising account is easy:

  1. Click here!
  2. Set a goal and customize your page
  3. Email the link to your friends and family

Whether you challenge yourself to raise $25 or $2,500 – the option is yours.  We hope that you will set a stretch goal, knowing that every dollar donated goes directly towards supporting cancer patients in our community. If you have been touched by cancer, this is your opportunity to make a difference.