Race Weekend Quick Facts

Race Weekend Quick Facts

DEADLINES

CHANGE DISTANCE: The last day to change your distance online was MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019 AT 11:59 PM. If you would like to change your distance before the race, please visit the Customer Service Table at the Bull City Race Fest Expo on Saturday, October 19 between 11 AM and 5 PM.

DEFERRALS: The deferral deadline was THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 AT 11:59 PM. Deferrals are no longer being accepted. NO exceptions will be made!

RACE START TIMES

HALF MARATHON: 7:30 AM

5 MILE RUN: 8:00 AM

1 MILER: 8:05 AM

RACE START / FINISH LINE

AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS

ADDRESS:
318 BLACKWELL STREET, DURHAM, NC 27701

PARTICIPANT EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

Did you miss any important Bull City Race Fest race communications? Find all important race communications to participants below! Not sure why you aren’t receiving participant email communications from us? Send us an email at info@bullcityracefest.com!

Athlete Guide Email Communication

Monday, 10/14: Race Week Information

Tuesday, 10/15: Virtual Race Bag Offers

Thursday, 10/17: Parking & Weather Information

Friday, 10/18: Expo & Packet Pick-Up Information

Saturday, 10/19: Final Reminders

Wednesday, 10/23: Post-Race Reminders

PARTICIPANT GUIDE

 The 2019 Participant Guide includes details on:

  • Packet Pick-Up
  • Race Day Parking and Timeline
  • Course Information
  • Spectator Locations
  • Post-Race Party and more!

FOOD TRUCK RODEO

The Bull City Race Fest features a Food Truck Rodeo as part of our post race festival. Curious on what local eats you’ll be able to try after the race? Check out the list below!

454 Grill: featuring gourmet grilled sandwiches!

The Rockin Moroccan: featuring falafel, gyros, & more!

Thangs, Wangs, & Waffles: featuring whole wings, unique waffles, & more!

Ecology Coffee: featuring speciality coffee drinks!

Corner Boys BBQ: featuring innovative BBQ!

Gnam Gnam Gelato: featuring decadent, authentic Italian gelato!

COURSE MAPS

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. An updated course map is available below. Read more about the construction here.

PARKING

There are two parking decks available within a 5-minute walk of the start/finish area for runners and spectators.

The best parking is available at:

  • ATC North Parking Deck: 305 West Pettigrew Street
  • ATC South Parking Deck: 705 Willard Street
  • Uber/Lyft/Drop-off Location: Please direct your Ubers / Lyfts / people dropping you off to the parking deck addresses above. Parking decks are less than a five minute walk to the start line.

EXPO PACKET PICK-UP

EXPO PACKET PICK-UP:

Please note: There will be NO race day packet pick-up! You MUST attend the expo to pick up your packet. There will be no exceptions!

Parking: There is $5 special event weekend parking available in the parking deck across the street from the Durham Convention Center. There is free weekend parking in the parking deck at the corner of Morgan St & Rigsbee Ave. There is also plenty of free street parking in Durham within walkable distance of the Durham Convention Center.

PARTICIPANT SWAG

bull city race fest medal
bull city race fest shirt