About The Race

About The Race

The Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo is the culmination of a world-class running experience and 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

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 Diamond View Park on the American Tobacco Campus. There will be food trucks, a beer garden, a kids’ zone and entertainment.

Shadow Runner

Want to run on your own time and at your own pace? With our Shadow Runner option, choose the Half Marathon, 5 Mile or 1 Mile distances and run when and where is convenient for you! Shadow Runners don’t need to come to the Expo or Race Day (perfect for out-of-towners!) and will have their swag shipped to them.

Host Venue

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

Race Weekend Schedule


Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Start Time: 7:30am

Location: 318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701

For more information about the Half Marathon, click here!

5 Mile Run

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Start Time: 8:00am

For more information about the 5 Mile Run, click here!

1 Mile Run

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Start Time: 8:05am

Location: 318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701

For more information about the 1 Mile Run, click here!