Half Marathon

The Half Marathon course is spectacular! Starting on Blackwell Street at the American Tobacco Campus, runners will begin with a loop through beautiful Downtown Durham and then head over to the quiet streets of the Trinity Park neighborhood. Next, they’ll run through the well-known 9th Street shopping/dining district and then through Duke University’s beautiful East Campus. Next, they’ll run downhill to Duke’s West Campus via gorgeous Campus Drive, into the Duke Forest neighborhood and over to Forest Hills. Finally, the-finish line awaits back at American Tobacco Campus on Blackwell street next to the Durham Performing Arts Center.

It’s a truly spectacular course that showcases Durham with a great variety of neighborhoods!

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Date: October 22, 2017

Start Time: 7:30 AM

Start Line: American Tobacco Campus318 Blackwell Street, Durham NC

Finish Line: American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell Street, Durham NC

Time Limit: 15 minute per mile pace

5 Mile Run

The 5 Mile Run allows runners of ALL abilities to be a part of the incredible start line experience on Blackwell Street at the American Tobacco Campus. Runners will join the Half Marathon runners for a loop of the dowtown district then over to Trinity Park neighborhood where they split from the Half Marathon and take Buchanan Blvd back to Main Street and then run back downtown to the finish line at the American Tobacco Campus!

Date: October 22, 2017

Start Time: 8:15 AM

Start Line: American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC

Finish Line: American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC


1 Mile Run

The 1 Mile Run allows participants to either test their top speed or simply go for a fun walk with friends on a gorgeous Fall morning. The start line is the same start line used by our ½ Marathon and 5 Mile runners on Blackwell St. Runners will get to experience the same spectacular start & finish line experience as the half marathon and 5 mile runners!

Date: October 22, 2017

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Start Line: American Tobacco  Campus, 318 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC

Finish Line: American Tobacco  Campus, 318 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC

Shadow Runner

Want to run with us? But you can’t actually run with us? Sign up to be a Shadow Runner and run your OWN race on your OWN time and we will send you an Official Race T-Shirt AND a medal that you will deserve!

Sounds like WIN-WIN, right?!

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