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Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo

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This festival has something for the fastest runners and families alike. Start and Finish at Diamond View Park at the American Tobacco Campus and Choose from the Half Marathon, Five Miler or 1 Mile distances. Enjoy a fall morning of running through downtown Durham, Duke University and surrounding Historic Neighborhoods. After you cross the finish line, enjoy delicious eats from a variety of delicious food trucks! The Bull City Race Fest is the culmination of a world class running experience and a world class eating experience, all in a world class city DURHAM!

How to enter the Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo

  1. 1 Mile

    Run 1mi
    $20
    Event passed
  2. 5 Mile

    Run 5mi
    $65
    Event passed
  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $45–$95
    Event passed

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Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Expo

Packet Pick-Up is held at the expo on Saturday before race day and is mandatory. There is no race day packet pick-up. Friends and family may pickup each other’s packets. No ID is needed.

Runners will receive their bib, gear check bag, and participant t-shirt at the expo! There will also be plenty of booths from sponsors & partners to browse!

Please note: Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated at registration so we do not allow switching sizes until after the race has begun. T-shirt exchanges are done at our Customer Service tent located in the finish area.

Admission to the expo is free!

Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Start Time: 7:30am

Location: 318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701


5 Mile Run

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Start Time: 8:00am

Location: 318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701


1 Mile Run

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Start Time: 8:05am

Location: 318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701

Spectators
The Bull City Race Fest is a great place to come and cheer on your friends and family who are running!

Be sure to arrive at American Tobacco Campus early so you can park! And join hundreds of other spectators at Diamond View Park! Y’all are also invited to enjoy our Food Truck Rodeo and Kids Zone!
Volunteers
Here is an opportunity to help thousands of runners successfully cross the finish line at the Bull City Race Fest. Our volunteers are the most important factor in truly making this event a huge success.
FAQs
Restrictions: 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.

Award Categories

Overall awards will be based on gun time, and age group awards will be determined using chip time.

Overall Awards will be presented to the top three finishers male and female in the Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run.

Age group awards will be presented to the the top three finishers male and female in the Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run.

HALF MARATHON

19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

5 MILE RUN

19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

1 MILE RUN

There are no awards for the 1-Mile Run.

Food Truck Rodeo

The Bull City Race Fest features a Food Truck Rodeo as part of our post race festival. Curious on what local eats you’ll be able to try after the race? Check out the list below!

454 Grill: featuring gourmet grilled sandwiches!

The Rockin Moroccan: featuring falafel, gyros, & more!

Thangs, Wangs, & Waffles: featuring whole wings, unique waffles, & more!

Ecology Coffee: featuring speciality coffee drinks!

Keep an eye out – more trucks to be announced soon!

Is the course USATF certified?

Yes, the half marathon course will be certified. Please check back closer to the race for the certification numbers.

Is this course a Boston qualifier?

No, this course is not a Boston Qualifier.

Does the Bull City Race Fest allow elite athlete entries?

We allow half marathon elite entries. Please see the qualifications below:
An elite athlete may receive one comp entry if he or she meets the standards listed below:

Time standards: 1:14:00 for males and 1:28:00 for females.

Time standards must be met in the the 12 months preceding the race date.

Runners must have proof of their time. Email [email protected] for details.

Bull City Race Fest reserves the right to adjust time standards at any time.
All elite athlete requests must be submitted at least 10 days prior (before October 10, 2019) to race day to [email protected]

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Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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