RACE START TIMES
HALF MARATHON: 7:30 AM
5 MILE RUN: 8:00 AM
The 2023 Athlete Guide includes details on:
- Packet Pick-Up
- Race Day Parking and Timeline
- Course Information
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Friday, October 13th: 4 PM – 7 PM // Fleet Feet Durham at Southpoint // 6807 Fayetteville Rd #105, Durham, NC 27713
Saturday, October 14th: 10 AM – 4 PM // Fleet Feet Durham at Southpoint // 6807 Fayetteville Rd #105, Durham, NC 27713
Parking: Free parking will be available at the shopping center in which Fleet Feet is located.
If you have not reserved your spot for packet pick-up, please do so here! We use a reservation system to allow us to serve your more efficiently!
If you cannot attend packet pick-up, someone else can pick up for you. For verification purposes, the person picking up your bib will need a copy of your photo ID (a photo on your phone is sufficient).
PLEASE NOTE: Runners with bib mailing do NOT need to attend packet pick-up unless their bib did not arrive in time or they changed distance after noon on Friday, September 22nd.
RACE DAY 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
- Ride-Share/Drop-off Location: Please direct your drive to drop you off at the parking deck addresses above. Parking decks are less than a five minute walk to the start line.
Please CLICK HERE for Race Day Parking Map.
CHANGE DISTANCE: If you need to change your distance, you can do so using this form until 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 14th. If you changed your distance after 9/25, you will need to head straight to customer service at packet pick-up to have a bib for the correct distance created for you.
Runners with bib mailing, if you changed your distance after the bib mailing deadline of noon on Friday, 9/22, you will need to attend packet pick-up to receive a new bib.
DEFERRALS: The deferral deadline was Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 PM ET. Deferrals are no longer being accepted. No exceptions will be made.
- Hydration station #1: Half Marathoners & 5 Milers // Mile 2.5
- Hydration station #2: Half Marathoners ONLY // Mile 6.5
- Hydration station #3: Half Marathoners Mile 8.5 // 5 Milers Mile 4.2
- Hydration station #4: Half Marathoners Miles 9.5 & 11 // Gu available at this station for half marathoners!
- Hydration station #5: Half Marathoners Mile 12.75 // 5 Milers Mile 4.5
PUBLIX POST-RACE PARTY
After the race, meet up with friends and family and enjoy the Publix Post-Race Party in Diamond View Park, directly next to the finish line!
Interact with sponsors, grab a beer from the beer garden, and get a bite to eat from one of the on-site food trucks (food will be available for purchase from these food trucks)! We are pleased to welcome Bull City Eatery, Mr. A’s Beignets, and Wing Master & Trinity Eats!
Runners will need to show their photo I.D. to receive a wristband for beer.
Overall award medals will be given to the top three male and female finishers for each distance based on gun time.
Age group award medals will be given to the top three male and female finishers for each distanced based on chip time. The age groups are listed in the Athlete Guide.
Overall and age group award medals can be picked up at the Customer Service tent after the following times:
- 5 MILE RUN: 9:30 AM
- HALF MARATHON: 10:00 AM
Please note award times are subject to change based on the finalization and verification of results from the timing company.
Runners must pick up their awards at the post-race party; awards will not be mailed.
RESULTS & PHOTOS
There will be no results tent at the finish line. Runners will receive a text message with a link to their individual results after the race.
Runners can also check results at BullCityRaceFest.com/results-photos.
Professional photographers will be along the course as well as at the start/finish area to take pictures throughout the race. A link to purchase and view photos will be emailed to you from our photographer within 7-10 days of the race.