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.
Water and amino VITAL will be provided at every hydration station. Hydration station locations for each distance are listed below:
- Half Marathon: Miles 2.0, 4.2, 7.2, 9.5, 11.5
- Full Marathon: Miles 2.0, 4.2, 7.2, 9.5, 12.5, 13.7, 15.0, 16.0, 19.0, 20.0, 22.5 and 25
- 10k: Miles 2.0 and 4.2
- 5k: Miles 2.5
There will be four 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 two ATV medical teams on the greenway portion of the course.