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The Tar Heel 10 Miler race will affect traffic on campus and in Chapel Hill the morning of Saturday, April 20. With more than 8,000 runners participating, there will be many road closures and traffic diversions/detours of which you should be aware.

Road Closures

Raleigh Road

Raleigh Road will be completely closed to traffic between Country Club Road and the intersection of US 15/501. The roadways will clear and normal traffic is expected to resume by 10:30 a.m. Electronic signage will be placed on US 15/501 and NC 54 during race week to remind motorists of this important road closure.

Other Road Closures

All other roads along the course will be closed and then reopened on a rolling basis as the runners pass by the various areas on the course. Most road closures will occur between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., although some ramps and lanes will close as early as 4 a.m. See the Tar Heel 10 Miler website for additional detour and closure information.

  • Franklin Street/Downtown (Estes Drive to Merritt Mill Road)
  • Historic Rosemary Street
  • Battle Park
  • Gimghoul Road
  • Greenwood Road
  • Laurel Hill Road

Stadium Drive

map of Stadium Drive race impacts
Stadium Drive Parking Impacts

Stadium Drive will be utilized for the Tar Heel 10 Miler race. Consequently, setup will begin on a section of Stadium Drive on Friday, April 19. Stadium Drive will return to normal operations at 7 p.m. on Saturday, following the Spring Football Game which will take place at 3 p.m.


Chapel Hill Transit Routes Affected: Saturday FG and T

  • Several Chapel Hill Transit routes will be impacted during the race. Detours will be in place.
  • For complete transit detour information, visit the Chapel Hill Transit website.

GoTriangle Routes Affected: Saturday 800 and 400

Visit GoTriangle Service Alerts for bus stop closures and alternate bus stop options for Routes 800 and 405.

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