This is a reflection of the 2019 event! Updated 2020 information will be available closer to race day!
2019 Course Update:
Due to emergency road maintenance to correct a safety hazard identified by the City of Durham’s Public Works Department, the Bull City Race Fest Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run runners will no longer be running the original course.
The course will detour from Watts Street starting at Trinity Avenue. The half marathoners will turn right on Buchanan Boulevard and go on to complete their course. The 5 Mile Run will turn left on Buchanan Boulevard and go on to complete their course. Please see the updated course maps for more details on the course modifications subsequent to the detour in order to keep the distances accurate for all runners. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Half Marathon course is spectacular! Starting on Blackwell Street at the American Tobacco Campus, runners will begin with a loop through beautiful Downtown Durham and then head over to the quiet streets of the Trinity Park neighborhood. Next, they’ll run through the well-known 9th Street shopping/dining district and then near Duke University’s campus. Finally, the-finish line awaits back at American Tobacco Campus on Blackwell street next to the Durham Performing Arts Center.
It’s a truly spectacular course that showcases Durham with a great variety of neighborhoods!
For more information on the half marathon, click here!
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. 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!
For more information on the 5 Mile Run, click here!
1 Mile Run
The 1 Mile Run allows participants to either test their top speed or simply go for a fun walk with friends on a gorgeous fall morning! Runners will get to experience the same spectacular start & finish line experience on Blackwell Street as the Half Marathon and 5 Mile runners!
For more information on the 1 Mile Run, click here!
2019 Half Marathon, 5 Mile, & 1 Miler Interactive Map
To view a larger version of this map, please click this button on the map below:
To toggle between distances, please click this button on the map below: