5 Mile Run


Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 8:00 AM

5 Mile Run

The 5 Mile Run allows runners of all abilities to be a part of the incredible start line experience on Blackwell Street at the American Tobacco Campus!


Start Time: 8:00 AM

Start/Finish Line: 318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701


Route: Runners will join the Half Marathon runners for a loop of the downtown district then over to Trinity Park neighborhood where they split from the Half Marathon and take Buchanan Blvd back to Main Street and then run back downtown to the finish line at the American Tobacco Campus! *Course is subject to change closer to race day.*

Parking: On race morning, runners can utilize parking at the American Tobacco Campus North Parking Deck (305 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27701) and South Parking Deck (705 Willard St, Durham, NC 27701).

Timing: All runners will be provided with race bibs with timing chips attached to the back. It is very important that the race number be worn on the front of your shirt to ensure that it works properly. In accordance with USATF Rules, overall awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your chip time.

Minimum Pace: Participants must maintain a minimum pace of 15:00/mile (gun time) to participate in this event. This rule in place to enable Durham Police to reopen the major roads used for race course. The 5 Mile Run Finish Line will close promptly at 9:15 am. If you are not able to complete the race by 9:15 am, you may either walk back on the sidewalk or opt to be picked up in a SAG Vehicle. It is suggested that you train at a minimum of 14-minute per mile pace. Thank you for your understanding!


Support: There will be medical, police and EMS personnel throughout the course, as well as dozens of course volunteers keeping our participants and spectators safe!

Awards: top 3 male finishers & top 3 female finishers

Top 3 in each age category (19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over)

Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out.

Restrictions: For safety purposes and logistics management, baby strollers, baby carriers, and pets are not allowed in the Half Marathon, 5 Mile Run, or 1 Mile Run. No exceptions will be made. Littering on the course will result in disqualification.

Swag: All 5 Mile Run participants will receive a participant shirt in the size they designated on their registration form and a 2021 finisher medal.