Race Weekend Quick Facts

Race Weekend Quick Facts


CHANGE DISTANCE:You have 24 hours from race day to change your distance online. After the deadline, all changes will need to be made at Packet Pick-Up on December 3. If you received your race bib in the mail and changed your distance after November 12, you will need to attend the Packet Pick-Up to receive a new race bib for your new distance.

DEFERRALS: The deferral deadline was Friday, November 12, 2021. Deferrals are no longer being accepted. NO exceptions will be made!

BIB MAILING: Participants that purchased bib mailing should receive their race bib by race week, latest delivery is Thursday, December 2. If you received your race bib in the mail you DO NOT need to attend Packet Pick-Up. You will receive all your swag following the race. If you DID NOT purchase bib mailing during your registration you MUST attend Packet Pick-Up.


Half Marathon: 8:00 AM
10k: 8:10 AM
5K: 8:20 AM




We will be hosting a limited Packet Pick-Up this year.

Date: Friday, December 3

Time: 12 PM to 6:15; Complete the Time Reservation Form now to attend Packet Pick-Up. Please arrive within your 15 minute window to ensure we are able to maintain social distancing and prevent crowding.

Location: Fleet Feet Durham at 6807 Fayetteville Rd #105, Durham, NC 27713

Parking: Plenty of parking will be available at Southpoint Mall outside of Fleet Feet

Please note: There will be NO race day packet pick-up! You MUST attend the Packet Pick-Up to receive your bib. There will be no exceptions!


 The 2021 Participant Guide includes details on:

  • Packet Pick-Up
  • Race Day Parking and Timeline
  • Course Information
  • Spectator Locations
  • Post-Race Party and more!

Did you miss any important race communications? We recommend checking your spam, junk and promotional folders for runner emails.

Still haven’t received runner communication emails from us? Send us a message at info@race131.com.


Plenty of parking will be available to runners at Johnson Volvo Cars Durham: 966 Southpoint Autopark Blvd, Durham, NC 27713

Participants will need to access the start/finish venue from NC-751 on race morning and not from Highgate Drive to avoid road closures.

Runners can take I-40 to Exit 274 and then turn directly onto Southpoint Autopark Blvd from NC-751 to reach the start area.


Given the amount of parking within close proximity of the start/finish line, we will not be offering gear check.

There will be port-o-johns available near the start/finish area race on race day as well as at each hydration station.



Hydration station locations for each distance are listed below:

  • Water Station #1: Mile 1.5 (All Distances), 10k Mile 4.5, Half Marathon Mile 11.5
  • Water Station #2: Half Marathon Mile 4, Mile 9
  • Water Station #3: Half Marathon Mile 6, Mile 7

We encourage all participants to bring their own hydration packs for race day.


After the race, runners will be treated to Papa John’s Pizza along with other post-race snacks. We will not have beer following the race this year.

All half marathon participants will be rewarded with a 2021 Finisher Medal. Participants that opted to have their bib mailed before race day will be able to pick up their participant shirt at the Customer Service Tent after they cross the finish line.


Results will be posted in real time online at Race131.com/results during the race. We will NOT have a results tent following the race.

Professional photographers will be along the course as well as at the start/finish line to take pictures of every runner throughout the race. We’ll send you a link to view and purchase with 7-10 business days.


Only Overall Awards will be announced by DJPDOGG (5k & 10k: 9:15 AM & Half Marathon: 10:15 AM). Following the announcement both Overall & Age Group Awards can be picked up at Customer Service Tent. Awards will be given to male and female overall group winners based upon gun time and male and female age group winners based on chip time. Both overall and age group awards will be given to the top THREE finishers for the half marathon; while 10k and 5k awards will given to only FIRST place finishers.

Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out. You may claim your award at the Race 13.1 Customer Service tent if you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony.

Age group and overall winners will receive a medal and a gift card.

Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45- 49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70-up.


Run Race 13.1 Durham in your best holiday sweater! There will be ONE winner from EACH DISTANCE that will receive a FREE ENTRY into any Capstone Races event. We’ll announce the winner following the Overall Award Announcements. The criteria to win is simply having a holiday sweater/holiday themed outfit on. It can be wacky, tacky, cute or funny as long as it’s appropriate. Our staff will judge and make the final call for each winner.

Announcement Times:
5k & 10k: 9:15 AM
Half Marathon: 10:15 AM


RDU Swag