The Tar Heel 10 Miler is designed to celebrate YOU and showcase downtown Chapel Hill, the UNC campus and the surrounding historic neighborhoods. A true Carolina showcase with thousands of UNC alumni crossing the finish line each year.
Not a UNC Fan? With it’s unique “Crash The Party” category, this event embraces the fun rivalry across neighboring campuses like NC State, Duke, and East Carolina University.
The Tar Heel 10 Miler benefits the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA’s We Build People Campaign. Endurance Magazine, together with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Fleet Feet Sports are proud to bring you this landmark running event – Join us!
Tar Heel 10 Miler
$50 thru December 31, 2017
$60 thru January 31, 2018
$65 thru February 28, 2018
$70 thru March 30, 2018
$80 until April 20, 2018 (online registration closes 4/19 at 11:59 pm – Registration available at Expo)
4 Mile Run
$30 thru December 31, 2017
$35 thru January 31, 2018
$40 thru February 28, 2018
$45 until April 20, 2018 (online registration closes 4/19 at 11:59 pm – Registration available at Expo)
Double Down Challenge
$80 thru December 31, 2017
$95 thru January 31, 2018
$105 thru February 28, 2018
$115 thru March 30, 2018
$120 until April 20, 2018 (online registration closes 4/19 at 11:59 pm – Registration available at Expo)
You may change the distance you registered for at any time through April 1, 2018 online by signing in to your Active account. Or you will be able to make distance changes at the Expo. You MUST run the race for which you are registered or you may be disqualified!
If you go from a shorter distance to a longer distance you will pay the price difference.
If you go from a longer distance to a shorter distance there is no fee.
If you switch from the 4 miler or 10 miler to the Double Down Challenge you will pay the difference.
If you have ANY questions, please email us: [email protected]
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 20
Saturday, April 21
- 5:30am Kenan Stadium open and all bathrooms open
- 6:30am All runners are here and parked. Arrive later and you risk missing the race start
- 6:45am Start Line chute open at South Rd at Bell Tower
- 7:10am Pre-race announcements and national anthem
- 7:15am 4 Mile Run Start
- 7:45am10 Miler Start
- 7:35am First 4 Mile Run finisher
- 7:45am Post-race festivities begin
- 8:35amFirst 10 Miler finisher
- 10:15am Last official runner & start of awards ceremony
Friday, April 20: 11 AM-7 PM
201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
Yes! You may pick up race bibs for friends/family; no ID required.
On-site registration and distance changes will be available. If upgrading to a longer distance race, you will be asked to pay the difference. Refunds are not be provided for switching to a shorter distance race.
Please do not change races without letting us know!
Sorry, we do not allow transfers to the Shadow Runner category.
Race Day Pre-Paid Packet Pickup
Registered to run, but can’t make the Expo fun?
Race numbers and shirt pick-up will be available on race morning for a $15 convenience fee. This service is limited to 250 participants. This opportunity is first come, first serve and once sold out, we will not offer any other Race Day Packet Pick-Up options.
You must REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS SERVICE by 11:59, Thursday, April 19. This link will take you to your active.com registration. Click PURCHASE ADDITIONAL ITEMS to add Race Day Packet Pick Up.
Once you register for this service, you will NOT receive a refund if you pick up your packet at the Expo. Friends/Family may not pick up your packet for you on Race Day.
Race Day Packet Pickup hours are as follows: 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM. An email will be sent out very early Friday morning announcing the Race Day Packet Pickup location.
Not a fan of UNC? It’s Super Easy to 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 get:
Party Crasher Performance T (in school colors)
Party Crasher Race Bib
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
UNC Wilmington: 34
NC Central: 29
South Carolina: 16
Georgia Tech: 5
UNC Greensboro: 15