Charity Information


This is a reflection of the 2018 event! Updated 2019 information to come soon!

Habitat for Humanity LogoBull City Race Fest is pleased to continue our relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Durham as the Official Charitable Beneficiary of our landmark running and food event. The partnership enables the two organizations to continue their commitment to creating positive economic and social impact for the Durham community by setting a goal to raise $150,000 a year for the next five years, which will help Habitat build homes, hope and community in Durham.

“Durham Habitat thrives on strong partnerships with those that care. We’re thrilled to have QBCRF as a partner as we build, sell and repair homes in Durham. Participants will run through neighborhoods made stronger and revitalized by Habitat homes and homeowners over the past 30 years.  Together we’re building homes, hope and community in Durham.” said Blake Strayhorn, Durham Habitat’s Executive Director.


Did you know that this year’s fundraising dollars are going directly to a campaign through Habitat called “The House That Running Built” which aims to sponsor houses in Durham?  We are really excited that we’ll be able to point to a house and say, Running Built That House!

We run this city. As runners, we pass through many of Durham’s neighborhoods on our favorite routes. We see the community in a close and personal way. We see–and experience ourselves!–the struggle for affordable housing. As runners we know that helping and supporting others on their journey uplifts us all. We have found the expression “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” to be true. It’s also true for building homes–we can build more when we build them together.

How can you help?  Set up a personal fundraising page by clicking on the following link

If you successfully raise $500 you’ll earn a spot for you and a friend into the Durham Habitat VIP Experience:

1) Line-free porta potties and beer

2) Free hot breakfast from Whole Foods

3) Exclusive Habitat Swag

and more!