Course Information

** Please note: Courses are subject to change for the 2022 race. We will let all of our participants know of any changes once they have been finalized. 



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, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k will be a USATF-sanctioned events and USATF-certified courses. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier. The certification numbers are below:

5K: NC21005NW
10K: NC21006NW
Half: NC21008NW
Full: NC21009NW

**Please note:  Pets (dogs, cats; etc.) are NOT PERMITTED to run on ANY of our courses.

Hydration Stations

Water and aminoVITAL (Rapid Recovery – blueberry flavor) will be offered at all aid stations. Gu will be offered to the Half Marathon at mile 9, and to the Full Marathon at Miles 10, 19, and 22. .

Hydration station locations for each distance are listed below:

  • Full: Miles 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25
  • Half: Miles 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12
  • 10K: Miles 3, 4, 5
  • 5K: Mile 2

Medical Stations

There will be several medical stations on the race course and a medical tent at the finish line. An ambulance will be available at the main start/finish line. There will be four medical bike teams patrolling the course along with ATV medical teams on the greenway portion of the course.

Runners may check their bag at the gear check area located at The Hollow where the post race party is located (500 N WEST STREET, RALEIGH, NC 27603).

Volunteers will have a tag for you to attach to your bag. Please make sure to pick up your bag before leaving the race.

**The race is not responsible or liable for items placed in your bags and left at the bag check.

There are many great areas for family and friends to cheer on their runners.

  • The start line off Glenwood Ave and the finish line at Smoky Hollow
  • The State Capitol area downtown
  • The corner of Glenwood Ave and Hillsborough
  • Near the Bell Tower

We will not be offering Live Tracking this year. However, split times will be posted in real time for spectators to view.