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The Quintiles Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo is the culmination of a world-class running experience, in a world-class eating experience all in a world-class city!
- Gorgeous Half Marathon
- Fantastic 5 Mile Run
- Family Friendly 1 Mile Run
- Food Truck Rodeo like only Durham can offer
- A Beautiful Octoberfest Beer Garden
- A Kids Zone Experience to keep everyone entertained!
The weekend kicks off with the expo and packet pick-up in downtown Durham, followed by a Carb Crawl, with local restaurants showcasing why Durham is foodie heaven.
With differing distances on race day, you are welcome to race, go for distance, or run with family and friends. Each distance has something unique to offer. The half-marathon showcases downtown, Trinity Park and Duke’s campus. All races start next to the American Tobacco Campus with a post-race festival on the lawn at the Durham Performing Arts Center. There will be food trucks, a beer garden, a kids’ zone and entertainment.
We are pleased that Habitat for Humanity of Durham continues to be the Official Charitable Beneficiary of this landmark running and food event. The partnership enables our two organizations to continue our commitment of creating positive economic and social impact for the Durham community for the next five years, funding the building of Habitat houses in communities across Durham.
$65 until May 15th
$75 through the month of June
$80 through the month of July
$85 through the month of August
$90 through the month of September
$95 from October 1 – October 20 (online registration closes Friday, October 20 at 11:59pm)*
5 Mile Run
$35 until May 15th
$45 through the month of June
$50 through the month of July
$55 from August 1st -September 15th
$60 from September 16-October 20 (online registration closes Friday, October 20 at 11:59pm)*
1 Mile Run:
$30 until September 8th
$35 from September 9th -October 20 (online registration closes Friday October 20 at 11:59pm)*
Half Marathon Shadow Runner – Run at Home and Get an Awesome Medal & Shirt!
$45* until October 15th
*Promo code discounts do not apply. The shadow runner category is for people that are unable to join us on race day, but still want to run the Half Marathon distance in their own local area. It is based on an honor system. We mail shadow runners a finisher medal and a shirt the week after the race. We do not allow transfers into the Shadow Runner category if you are already registered.
Online registration closes on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Last Day to Change Race Distances Online is Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm
*In-person registration and distance changes will be available only at the EXPO Saturday, October 20, 2018, but NOT on race day.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
MANDATORY Packet Pick Up at the Expo – NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP!
You MAY pick up race bibs for friends/family. No ID required.
Race Day Pre-Paid Packet Pick-Up Option
Registered to run, but can’t make the Expo fun?
Race numbers and shirt pick-up will now be available on race morning for a $15 fee.
This special service is limited to 250 participants.
If you have already registered for the race and would like to add Race Day Packet Pick Up please follow these directions:
Go to www.myevents.active.com
Sign in to your account
Click on Add Additional Merchandise
If you have any questions, please email: [email protected]
- You must REGISTER for this service by midnight, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
- This opportunity is first come first served and, once sold out, we will not offer any other Race Day Packet Pick-Up options.
- Once you register for this service, you will NOT receive a refund if you pick up your packet at the EXPO.
- Friends/Family may not pick up your packet for you on Race Day
- Raceday Packet Pickup hours are 6:00-7:00 AM
MINIMUM PACE REQUIREMENT
Participants must maintain a minimum pace of 15:00/mile to participate in this event. This rule in place to enable Durham Police to reopen the major roads used for race course. It is suggested that you train at a minimum of 14-minute per mile pace. Thank you for your understanding.
For safety purposes and logistics management, baby strollers, baby carriers, and pets are NOT allowed in the Half Marathon, 5 Mile Run, or 1 Mile Run. No exceptions will be made. Littering on the course will result in disqualification.
All runners will be provided with race bibs with timing chips attached to the back. It is very important that the race number be worn on the front of your shirt to ensure that it works properly. In accordance with USATF Rules, overall and cash awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your chip time.
The 1 mile run will not be timed.
Races are held, rain or shine, unless Endurance Carolinas determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Race Officials and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Endurance Carolinas reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.