Race Details

Race Details

Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2024

Start Times:

  • Half-Marathon: 7:30 AM
    • Wheelchairs/Handcycles will start at 7:25 AM
  • 5 Miler: 8:00 AM
    • Wheelchairs/Handcycles will start at 7:55 AM

Start / Finish Line: American Tobacco Campus | 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701


Course: The Bull City Race Fest gives runners the opportunity to take in all the beautiful sights of Durham! The Half-Marathon boasts views of Downtown Durham, Trinity Park, Duke University Easy Campus, Forest Hills, and more! Runners will start and finish at the American Tobacco Campus, located next to the Durham Performing Arts Center!


  • The Half-Marathon is a USATF certified event
    • Certification number: NC23023DF

Time Limits

The time limit for this event is 3 hours and 15 minutes, (10:45 AM) which is a 15-minute per 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.