City of Oaks Race Overview


Sunday, November 6, 2022
Full, Half & 10k Start at 7:00 AM
5k Starts at 7:20 AM


** Please note: The information below is a reflection of a past City of Oaks Marathon event. More information about the 2022 event will appear closer to race day. Stay tuned for any updates.

*Please Note: Daylight saving time changes at 2:00am ET on Sunday, November 6. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour to be on time for the start!

COVID-19 Safety

We highly recommend that all of our participants wear masks at the start line before the race and upon crossing the finish line at the end of the race as well as maintaining a social distance of 6ft when possible. We will continue to abide by local and state rules and regulations. In the event new regulations are put into place, we will update all of our participants as soon as possible.

Start & Finish Location

Start Line: 400 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Finish Line: Smoky Hollow – 500 N West Street, Raleigh, NC 27603


From RDU airport, follow signs for I-40 East toward Raleigh. Once on I-40 East, drive 5 miles to Wade Avenue/North Raleigh and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 289 for Wade Avenue toward I-440/US-1 N. Keep left to continue on Wade Ave to Glenwood Ave. In about 6 miles, use the right lane to take the Glenwood Ave ramp and turn right onto Glenwood Ave.


The Raleigh Pendo City of Oaks Marathon, Half Marathon, Old Reliable 10k and Acorn 5k will utilize chip timing. The Kids Mile will not be timed.

Time Limit

  • Marathon: 6 hours (1:00 PM)
  • Half Marathon: 3.5 hours (10:30 AM)
  • Old Reliable 10k: 2 hours (9:00 AM)
  • Acorn 5k: 2 hours (9:20 AM)

Any runners remaining on the course after the time limit will no longer be considered race participants and will be required to follow pedestrian laws. Official times and post-race amenities cannot be guaranteed for runners who finish after the time limit. Please note, there will note be a sag wagon available to pick up runners who are unable to meet this time limit.

Awards Info

Overall awards will be given to male and female overall winners based on gun time. Age group awards will be given to male and female overall winners based on chip timeWinners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out. 

Course Info

You can view the updated course information here.