IMPORTANT: Registration Closing Early - We are sorry to say that we will be closing of registration at the end of the day on Sunday, May 19th. We have reached the limit of the ice cream shops and of the run leader to corral on this run.
Welcome to The Great Ice Cream Run 4 (TGICR 4), another Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club (THMMC) adventure dedicated to MINI owners who love to drive and who love locally made delicious ice cream!
Due to the demands of non-MINI life events, the event's regular organizer, Robyn Resch, is not available to lead the run this year. To keep The Great Ice Cream Run’s spirit alive, some THMMC members have decided to organize and lead the run for her this year.
The routes for this fourth version will be slightly different than what we did in TGICR 3 held in 2011. We will make stops at our favorite ice cream parlors from past runs and add some new ones along the way from Staunton, VA to Bar Harbor, ME. The event will span 5 days, sandwiched between two other large events - the Blue Ridge Parkway Tour and MINIs on Top. The route will take us from Staunton, VA to Gettysburg, PA to Port Jervis, NY to North Chelmsford, MA to Freeport, ME and end in Bar Harbor, ME. In addition to the awesome motoring, and at least 3 ice cream stops daily, we will be visiting the Antietam Battlefield and the Gettysburg Civil War Museum and doing some additional sightseeing at some of the old lighthouses in Maine.
We are designing this registration experience to allow you to register for one or more days of the event. While the diehards will make all 5 days, some will join for one or more days as their schedules allow. For those joining the tour on route please note the motel where the group is staying that night and meet us then or the next morning for the drivers meeting.
The Great Ice Cream Run 4 forum on the THMMC website (TGICR 4 forum
) has been updated with route, hotel, and ice cream shop information for all days of the run. We have made arrangements for group rates with each evening's hotel. To stay up to date on all the latest details or to sign up for the event email list, please visit: The Great Ice Cream Run 4 (TGICR 4 forum
) website and the THMMC Facebook page
In the next page you will be taken through choosing your days attending and paying your registration fee.
Hope to see you for all or part of the run this year!