Shakori Hills is known for the famous Shakori Hills Music Festival just outside of Chapel Hill, NC.  Shakori Hills Community Arts Center is a place where everyone can enjoy nature, take strolls on beautiful trails, have family afternoons in the sun and enjoy art, music, family, life and all it has to offer. By building on what we are blessed to have at our fingertips, our local culture will continue to strengthen and prosper! The Shakori 40 will bring the running community together to race within nature and enjoy each other.  We will have a 40K open race for men and women and a 40 mile relay for up to 10 members.  The relay will be age graded which means men, women and age will play a part in the overall winning team.

This course is a showcase of central North Carolina running as it offers something for everyone! The challenging loop contains a healthy mixture of all types of terrain and natural surfaces as it meanders through the festival property on smooth fast sections of established dirt/grass roads leading to open fields that offer plenty of opportunities to open up the throodle. Runners then enter into old school rough and beautiful sections of old growth double and single track through the woods that circle you back into the festival after a couple of challenging climbs to keep runners honest. The Shakori 40 does not disappoint!

Upcoming Races

Dec 10 2022
40 Miles
Multiple Loop Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
12/04/21 35 5:37:24 5:58:53
11/14/20 36 5:49:32 8:17:57
11/09/19 20 6:03:27 6:49:45
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