Around Town

Welcome to Chapel Hill, North Carolina for a long race weekend! We are so glad you are coming to visit! Everyone is excited to have you. As you put together your plans for race weekend, we have a few suggestions for you!


While the course has you running down Franklin Street, please take time to come back to the heart of Chapel Hill. For more information on some options for dining, shopping, and entertainment, check out

University Place

Our Expo host has a great selection of shopping and dining! Many merchants and restaurants want to take care of YOU!

Visit Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill has so much to offer! Plan your visit and fall in love with everything this beautiful destination has to offer.
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An amazing mile of over 300 businesses…

Catapult into the drama of the performing arts and experience classical music, theatrical comedy & drama and artistic films at one of our 5 arts venues for all ages and interests.

Spend the day visiting one of our 7 museums or cultural centers; explore local history, visual arts, sports memorabilia, nature and the galaxies.

Listen to an eclectic mix of tunes virtually every night of the year at one of over 25 live music venues! Bars and clubs host open-mic nights, dance parties, comedy, and special performances.

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world in one of over 80 restaurants downtown, including 2 recent James Beard Foundations winners; or sample hand-crafted beer in our 2 local breweries.

Check out our collection of independent boutiques and top brand stores for unique fashions and gifts. Find exactly what you’re looking for at one of our more than 60 specialty retailers.

These businesses are offering incredible race weekend specials to celebrate your race with you! Please don’t forget to take your race number with you when you go to qualify for this offer!

For more information on what to do, what to see and where to be seen race weekend, check out

Getting there is easy! Downtown offers a variety of convenient parking options, including short-term metered spaces and longer-term public parking decks and lots. Some businesses offer validated and valet parking and others offer free parking for their customers. Rest your legs….After your race, we recommend the valet locations noted by red circles 5 and 13 on this map

University Place

University Place is located in the heart of Chapel Hill and the vibrant Triangle region. Considered the premier shopping destination, it is anchored Southern Season a nationally recognized gourmet retailer, and the new Silverspot Movie Theater. A unique mix of national and best in class local retailers combined with outstanding dining opportunities deliver an award-winning shopping experience. Visit our events calendar for special events. View the latest art exhibit at one of our galleries or catch up with friends using our free wi-fi service. Take advantage of Chapel Hill Transit’s free public transportation and ride the bus to University Place.

Aveda Institite
Bath & Body Works
Southern Season
Verizon Wireless
more shopping!

Tacos Y Tequilla
Weathervane Restaurant
City Kitchen
Alfredo’s Pizza Villa
Village Burgers
more dining!





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