Race Info – Bull City Race Fest

Important Race Info

The Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo is the culmination of a world-class running experience, in a world-class eating experience all in a world-class city!


  • Gorgeous Half Marathon
  • Fantastic 5 Mile Run
  • Family Friendly 1 Mile Run (not timed)
  • Food Truck Rodeo like only Durham can offer
  • A Beautiful Octoberfest Beer Garden
  • A Kids Zone Experience to keep everyone entertained!

The weekend kicks off with the expo and packet pick-up in downtown Durham. Explore all the  local restaurants showcasing why Durham is foodie heaven.

With differing distances on race day, you are welcome to race, go for distance, or run with family and friends. Each distance has something unique to offer. The half-marathon showcases downtown, Trinity Park and Duke’s campus. All races start next to the American Tobacco Campus with a post-race festival on the lawn at the Durham Performing Arts Center. There will be food trucks, a beer garden, a kids’ zone and entertainment.

We are pleased that Habitat for Humanity of Durham continues to be the Official Charitable Beneficiary of this landmark running and food event. The partnership enables our two organizations to continue our commitment of creating positive economic and social impact for the Durham community for the next five years, funding the building of Habitat houses in communities across Durham.

Packet Pickup at the Expo

Saturday, October 19, 2019
*Hours to be announced closer to race day!



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.


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. There are no awards for the 1 Mile Run.

Weather Policy

Races are held, rain or shine, unless we determine that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Race Officials and local law enforcement officials. If the race is cancelled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Capstone Event Group reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.

Host Venue

American Tobacco Campus | 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

*A detailed Detour & Traffic Impact Schedule will be released closer to race day!

Refund + Deferral Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable. We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. Please read about the option below in the event you cannot attend on race day.

Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to the 2020 event. Deferrals must be processed by the event registration team. An administration fee will be charged in the event you defer. The deferral will expire after the 2020 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again. Participants may defer their race to entry to the 2020 race by filling out a deferral form.

Award Categories

Overall awards will be based on gun time, and age group awards will be determined using chip time.

Overall Awards will be presented to the top three finishers male and female in the Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run.

Age group awards will be presented to the the top three finishers male and female in the Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run.


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


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


There are no awards for the 1-Mile Run.