TarHeel 10-Miler Race Weekend Quick Facts

Race Weekend Quick Facts

The Tar Heel 10 Miler is designed to celebrate YOU. Showcasing downtown Chapel Hill, the UNC campus, and the surrounding historic neighborhoods it’s a true Carolina tradition with thousands of UNC alumni crossing the finish line each year.

Not a UNC Fan? With our unique “Crash The Party” category, we embrace the fun rivalry across neighboring campuses like NC State, Duke, and East Carolina University.


CHANGE DISTANCE: Runners with bib mailing have until March 18 at 12 PM to change distance. After this deadline, you will still be able to use this form to change distance, but you MUST attend packet pick-up to receive your new bib. Runners WITHOUT bib mailing have until the Thursday, April 7 to change their distance. After this deadline you will need to make your changes during the expo/packet pick-up at the customer service desk. Click here to change your distance.

DEFERRALS: The deferral deadline was FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022 at 12 PM (Noon). No exceptions will be made.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: The last day to register is April 8 at 6 PM! 


TarHeel 10-Miler: 7:45 AM

Fleet Feet 4-Mile Run: 7:15 AM

14 Mile Double Down Challenge: 7:15 AM




Date: Friday, April 8
11 AM to 7 PM
YMCA at Meadowmont – 301 Old Barn Ln, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Free parking can be found on YMCA grounds and there is nearby street parking.

Click Here to Reserve Your Packet Pick-Up Time Slot.

Please note: There will be NO race day packet pick-up! You MUST attend the packet pick-up.



All bibs will be delivered by April 7 to participants that purchased bib mailing before March 18. ONLY bibs will be mailed. Finisher shirts and medals will be available at the finish line.

If you do not receive your race bib in the mail, change your distance following March 18 or did not purchase bib mailing you MUST attend Packet Pick-Up.


Please review our detailed Parking Plan to find suggested on-campus & downtown parking.

Important Parking Information:

  • You must arrive and be parked by 6:30am to avoid the UNC Hospital shift change traffic. Keep in mind…the 4 Miler starts at 7:15 AM, the 10 Miler starts at 7:45am.
  • To minimize congestion on major roads, follow our directions (on pages 2 & 3 of the Official Parking Plan) based on your home or hotel.
  • Please follow the instructions of parking professionals and volunteers! As parking decks/lots fill up, they will direct you to available parking.

If you have alternative means of transportation on race morning, please use them! There are bike racks on campus and we encourage carpooling!

Uber/Lyft/Drop-off Location

Participants should plan to be dropped off before 6:30am to avoid road closures.The best drop-off location is on Franklin Street and S. Columbia Street. Participants can then proceed down S. Columbia toward campus and turn left on South Road.

Click Here to View the Official Parking Plan


There are many great areas for family and friends to cheer on their runners. Below are our recommended spectator locations:

Franklin St (Will see runners twice) 10 Miler: Mile 1 & 3.5

Cameron Ave and Columbia St (will see runners twice) – The south side of Cameron Ave is an easy walk to the finish area without crossing the course) (10 Miler: Miles 0.25 & 4.25 + 4 Miler: Miles 0.25 & 1.75)

South Road and Columbia St (Start of the race)

Ridge Rd near the baseball stadium (end of race) – miles 9.8 and 3.8

Stadium Dr (Finish)


 The 2022 Participant Guide Includes details on:

  • Packet Pick-Up
  • Race Day Parking and Timeline
  • Course Information
  • Spectator Locations
  • Bib Mailing and more!
Click Here To Download the 2022 Tar Heel 10 Miler Participant Guide!


City of Oaks tshirt
City of Oaks Finisher Medal
Participant Gift
City of Oaks Kids Mile Shirt and Finisher Medal