Course Information

Please note: The information below is reflective of the 2018 event. 2019 information is subject to change.

Course Description

Each course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of the capital city, including Fayetteville Street and the State Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh, the Glenwood South restaurant district, Meredith College, NC State University, and the NC State Bell Tower. The courses show the diversity of Raleigh’s landscape, from modern city to wooded trails with a lakeside setting. Marathon runners will also be treated to a run on the Capital Area Greenway system.

The Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, 10k and Acorn 5k are USATF-sanctioned events and USATF-certified courses. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield City of Oaks Elevation Map, click here.

2019 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina City of Oaks Full Marathon

2019 UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon Course Map

2019 Old Reliable 10k Course Map

2019 Acorn 5k 

Course Description

Each course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of the capital city, including Fayetteville Street and the State Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh, the Glenwood South restaurant district, Meredith College, NC State University, and the NC State Bell Tower. The courses show the diversity of Raleigh’s landscape, from modern city to wooded trails with a lakeside setting. Marathon runners will also be treated to a run on the Capital Area Greenway system.

The Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, 10k and Acorn 5k are USATF-sanctioned events and USATF-certified courses. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Aid Stations

Water and Amino VITAL will be provided at all aid stations, except at mile 8, which will be water only. Aid station locations for each distance are listed below:

  • Half Marathon:  Miles 2.0, 4.3, 7.0, 8, 9.5, 11.5.
  • Full Marathon: Miles 2.0, 4.3, 7.0, 8.0, 9.5, 12.5, 13.7, 14.7, 16.5, 18.5, 20.0, 21.5, 22.5 and 24.5.
  • 10k:  Miles 2.0 and 4.3
  • 5k: Miles 2.5