14 Mile Double Down Challenge
Are you ready for the ultimate challenge? Run both the Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run and the Tar Heel 10 Miler for the best of both worlds!
Double Down Challenge (DDC) participants will begin with the Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run at 7:15 AM. Run through the Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run finish line, into the Double Down Chute and through the Tar Heel 10 Miler start line BEFORE 8 AM! Once DDC participants reach this start line, they will continue on with the Tar Heel 10 Miler portion of the Double Down Challenge and will finish at the Tar Heel 10 Miler finish line!
Start Time: 7:15am
Start Line: 199 South Rd Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, near the UNC Bell Tower
Finish Line: Stadium Drive near Kenan Stadium Gate 2
Route: The Double Down Challenge will start with the 4 Mile Run course which starts at the Bell Tower then takes South Rd westbound to Columbia Street and up to W. Cameron Avenue. After a beautiful run down tree-lined W. Cameron Ave, runners make their way to W. Franklin Street via Graham Street where they can take in the vibe and scenery of downtown Chapel Hill. Runners head down E. Cameron Avenue via Columbia Street to run past the Old Well. Next up is a loop through the beautiful Gimghoul neighborhood then, finally, an exhilarating downhill dash on Ridge Rd to the 4 Mile Run finish line alongside Kenan Stadium. DDC runners will then follow the Double Down Challenge Chute to the Tar Heel 10 Miler start line. The Tar Heel 10 Miler 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.
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.