Are You Up For a Challenge?
UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge

The Tar Heel 10 Miler UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge is a competition designed to honor the companies or organizations that best exemplify a commitment to health & wellness.  This is your chance to represent your company by joining your co-workers as you compete in the 10 miler or 4 mile run.

The UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge will determine the FITTEST and the FASTEST companies. Additional benefits for participating in the UnitedHealthcare Corporate Challenge include:

  • Showcasing your organization to over 10,000 runners, spectators, vendors, and volunteers on race day.
  • Fostering friendly competition and team-building amongst your team as you compete against other businesses/organizations for bragging rights.


Fittest Company Award

The award will go to the company with the highest level of participation in both the Tar Heel 10 Miler AND the Fleet Feet Sports 4 Mile Run.Employees and their friends and family all count toward Fittest Company award – we view the circle of influence as a strong measure of fitness for companies. Download brochure about the FITTEST company contest.

  • The fittest company in each of the following categories will receive a trophy.
    1-15 employees
    16-49 employees 
    50-99 employees
    100-299 employees
  • 300-499 employees
    500-999 employees
    1000+  employees 
What You Win
  • Corporate trophy with custom engraving.
  • A full page announcement in the June issue of Endurance Magazine
Contest Ends April 16, 2018

The winners will be announced Tuesday of race week!

Fastest Company Award

This award will be presented to the fastest team of 4 EMPLOYEES to finish the Tar Heel 10 miler distance.  Non-employee friends and/or family members do not qualify for teams in this particular competition.

    • A minimum of 10 employees from your company must be entered to run the Tar Heel 10 miler.
      The TOP 4 times for your company will be added to get the TEAM’s TOTAL TIME. For example, if each of your team’s 4 runners finishes the 10 mile distance in 1 hour and 15 minutes, your total team time will be scored as 5 hours.
    • Categories
    • Fastest Male Team
      Fastest Female Team
      Fastest Co-Ed Team (2 men, 2 women)
    • What You Win
    • Corporate trophy with custom engraving.
    • A full page announcement in the June issue of Endurance Magazine.
    • Sub-category awards will be presented as plaques to the companies who are represented by the winning teams along with the names of the team members.
Signing Up Is Easy

During the registration process you can affiliate with your company or add your company if it is not yet listed. You will also be asked to select your association with the company (employee, friend/family member of an employee, etc.).

Participate & Save
Once your company is entered, please contact us and we will set up a unique promo code that will allow your registrants to save on the registration fee.
Join The Challenge!
If your organization is interested in getting involved, please email us today.
Double Down 14 Mile Challenge
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Are you all in for the Double Down?

7:15AM Start Time

The 4 mile and the Double Down Challenge start at 7:15am. If you are concerned about beating the clock, make your way to the front of the pack and run strong. You may not start the 4 mile run early in order to accomplish the challenge.

The Challenge!

Here’s the FUN part! YOU MUST complete the 4 mile run BEFORE the start line of the 10 miler closes PROMPTLY at 8:00 am.

We will have a crew member running as our Official Double Down Pacer wearing a DOUBLE DOWN PACER: STAY IN FRONT OF ME sign on the back of her shirt. In order to succeed you must stay in front of her. She will enter the Double Down Express Lane in time for you to start the 10 miler race before it closes PROMPTLY at 8:00 am.

Double Down Express Lane

After crossing the 4 mile finish line, move quickly through the left side of the chute through the Double Down Express Lane. The Express Lane will take you all the way to the middle of the pack for the 10 Mile run.

You will not pickup your medal, food, or drinks. There is an aid station at mile 1.5 of the 10 Mile course where you can get water or sports drink.

Upon reaching the end of the chute, join the rest of the 10 miler runners a the start line… if the race has already started – just keep running! You have until 8:00am to cross the start line.

350M From the Finish Line to the Start Line

The 4 mile finish line is exactly 350meters from the start line and there will be people around whom you must maneuver to get to the start line. You must cross the finish line in time to walk/jog the 350m to the start line before it closes at 8:00am.

7:45AM 10 Mile Start Time

The 10 mile run starts at 7:45am. If you make it back from the 4 mile run before the 10 mile starts, you have more time to rest and catch your breath. Make your way into the start line crowd and hang out.

8:00am Start Line Closes

The start line closes at 8:00am SHARP and the timing mats will be removed. No exceptions will be made to this cut-off time. This is part of the challenge… some will make it and some will not. We are proud of everyone who attempts this challenge!

10 Miler Minimum 15 min/mile Pace

Once you get on the 10 mile course you must maintain a 15-minute/mile pace to remain an active runner. If you start going slower than that pace you will be asked to move to the sidewalk so that the roads can begin opening.

Double Down Medal & Shirt Pickup

Cross the finish line for the second time and celebrate! YOU DID IT! Grab some food, grab a water bottle and head over to our Double Down Awards Tent to pickup your Double Down medal and shirt!

**the 4 miler starts at 7:15 and the 10 miler start line closes at 8:00. You MUST factor in WHERE you start for the 4 miler and the approximately 1/4 mile from the 4 Mile Finish to the 10 Miler Start Line**

Laurel Hill Challenge
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Laurel Hill Challenge

Race up the Hill!  Mile 8.5 of the Tar Heel 10 Miler heads up beautiful, historic Laurel Hill! It’s about 1 mile and we have awards for the FASTEST up Laurel Hill.  YOU CAN DO THIS!



Crash The Party!
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Not a fan of UNC? It’s Super Easy to Crash The Party!

What? You’re NOT a Tar Heel Fan?  Well, then come and CRASH THE PARTY!

Just affiliate with your school during registration. The schools represented in the Crash the Party are not limited to ACC schools.  The CTP contest includes the following schools: Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, NC Central, ECU, UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro, Georgia Tech, Appalachian State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Davidson, and Elon.

The top 3 schools represented with the most registrations by mid-March will get:

Party Crasher Performance T (in school colors)
Party Crasher Race Bib
Bragging Rights!

Crash the Party Contest – House Rules

RUN! Sign up for the Tar Heel 10 Miler or Fleet Feet Sports 4 Mile Run and affiliate with your rival school of choice. Affiliation is easy & part of the online registration process.

SCORE! We’ll keep score of which schools have the most runners entered and it will be updated right here!

RAISE THE CUP! Only the school with the most runners signed up gets the honor of hoisting the digital PARTY CRASHER CUP as bragging rights.  Of course, no lead is safe so get your friends/family/classmates to sign up and affiliate with your school too.

CUSTOM RACE BIBS! On race day, the top 3 non-UNC schools represented receive custom race bibs in their school color.  What a great way to make a statement in Carolina Blue Country!

BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR 364 DAYS! We’ll announce the winner of the Crash the Party Contest race week. Your school keeps the digital PARTY CRASHER CUP for the next year!

FINAL 2017 Scoreboard: NC State (523) – Duke (312) – East Carolina (79)
Appalachian State: 61
Wake Forest: 42
Virginia Tech: 39
Virginia: 32
Clemson: 19
UNC Wilmington: 34
NC Central: 29
South Carolina: 16
Georgia Tech: 5
UNC Greensboro: 15
Pittsburgh: 12
Syracuse: 34

USATF NC 10-Miler Championship
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USATF NC 10-Miler Championship

The 2018 Tar Heel 10 Miler is once again, going to be the USATF NC 10-Miler Championship Race.
Anyone who enters their USATF number during registration is automatically entered into the 10 Mile Championship and eligible for prize money. You must enter your USATF membership number during registration to be eligible.
Prize Money awarded by USATF:
Open Men & Women:
1st $400
2nd $200
3rd $100
Masters (40+) Men & Women:
1st $150,
2nd $100
3rd $500
If you are an Elite Runner of have additional questions regarding the USTAF 10 Mile Championship -please email:


Get Registered!
April 13, 2019

Join us for North Carolina’s Premier Running Experience! The 12th Annual Tar Heel 10 Miler and Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run takes you on a beautiful tour of Chapel Hill!

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