*our half-marathon is officially USATF certified!*
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Start/Finish Line: 318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701
Route: 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 through Duke University’s beautiful East Campus. Next, they’ll run downhill to Duke’s West Campus via gorgeous Campus Drive, into the Duke Forest neighborhood and over to Forest Hills. Finally, the-finish line awaits back at American Tobacco Campus on Blackwell street next to the Durham Performing Arts Center. *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).
Minimum Pace: The time limit for this event is 3:15, which is a 15-minute mile pace. The cutoff time is determined by our event permit, which permits us to use the roads, police support and other city resources for a specified period of time. After the permitted period ends, roads will reopen and we will no longer be able to provide participants with critical course support, including road closures, police and medical coverage, hydrations stations and course markings.
When the course closes at the cutoff time, any remaining participants must move off of the roads and onto a sidewalk. Anyone who decides to utilize the course route before or after the permitted time will not be considered an active participant and must follow pedestrian laws. Participants who do not meet the cutoff time will not receive an official time.
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!
Restrictions: For safety purposes and logistics management, baby strollers, baby carriers, and pets are NOT allowed in the Half Marathon or 5 Mile Run. No exceptions will be made. Littering on the course will result in disqualification.
Swag: All half marathon participants will receive a participant shirt in the size they designated on their registration form and a finisher medal.