December 5, 2009

Gallop and Gorge for the community

The Gallop and Gorge Thankgsgiving Day Road Race has become an annual event in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  This year, despite foggy weather conditions and with more than 1,000 present at the 8:00 a.m. start, the race attracted more runners than ever before.

The race awards winners in a number of categories, but the category that prompted me to write about this particular race was the Impact category.  According to the organizers, this race and two others in a series collect fees, donations, pledges and sponsors to contribute to the Arc of Orange County, the Optimist Club of Chapel Hill, the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and the El Centro Latino.  They also collect canned food from the participants and fans to distribute to local shelters. 

Who wins at the Gallop and Gorge Thanksgiving Day Race?  Everyone who takes time to participate.  Thanks!
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