City of Oaks Marathon

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Lace up your running shoes and get ready to run Raleigh’s Hometown Race! The annual Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina City of Oaks Marathon is returning with a distance for everyone. Tour the City of Oaks on foot and enjoy a post-race party equipped with live music, free beer, and much more!
5k , 10k, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Sun, Nov 6, 2022
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Raleigh, United States
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The event experience

Based on 3,500 participants


Based on location


100 to 250ft elevation gain per mile

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Where and when
Raleigh, NC, USA
Start times
Sun, Nov 6, 2022
5k :
7:20am |
7:00am |
Half Marathon:
7:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for City of Oaks Marathon
Half Marathon
Route information
Distances: 5k / 10k/ Half Marathon / Marathon
Elevation: Undulating
Terrain: Roads
Each course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of the capital city, including Fayetteville Street and the State Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh, the Glenwood South restaurant district, Meredith College, NC State University, and the NC State Bell Tower. The courses show the diversity of Raleigh’s landscape, from modern city to wooded trails with a lakeside setting. Marathon runners will also be treated to a run on the Capital Area Greenway system.
The Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, 10k and Acorn 5k are USATF-sanctioned events and USATF-certified courses. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Relay Entries
As CAPTAIN you enter your personal info, your Team Name (and optional password), and pay the entry fee for your team. As team CAPTAIN, you are registered. However, each team MEMBER must also register for the event.
A link for the team MEMBERS to register will be included in your CAPTAIN registration confirmation email for you to forward to your team MEMBERS. They should select the TEAM MEMBER registration category, select your team name and enter the password you have designated for the team.
If you are a parent/guardian entering several forms for each of your family/team MEMBERS, After you register yourself as CAPTAIN, then use the option to enter ANOTHER FORM for each team MEMBER you are registering.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Participant t-shirt
  • Expo
  • Race bib
  • Gear check
  • Water stations
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Finisher Medals
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How to get there
Raleigh, NC, USA
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Start Line: 2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
Finish Line: Smoky Hollow – 500 N West Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
There are more than 4,000 parking spaces available within a 5-minute walk of the start/finish area for runners and spectators. The best parking is available at:
  • Cameron Village (located at Oberlin and Clark Streets): 2005 Clark Ave, Raleigh NC 2605. Please do not park in the Harris Teeter or Rite Aid parking lots.
  • NC State Reynolds Coliseum Parking Deck (off Pullen Road): Jensen Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
Event day logistics
The Duke Raleigh Hospital City of Oaks Health and Fitness Expo will return November 2, 2019, and is free and open to the public. There will be plenty of exhibitors to participate in this fun-filled event offering a wide variety of health and fitness related content including interactive sports activities, free health tests and screenings, free samples and many more health and wellness resources for the entire family!
The expo will also be the site of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina City of Oaks race packet pick-up. All race packets must be picked up at the Duke Raleigh Hospital Health and Fitness Expo. Please note that there will be no race day packet pick-up!
Packet Pick-Up Details:
Packet Pick-up is required for all runners. Race day packet pick-up will not be available!
There will be free parking on school grounds as well as ample street parking on Horton Street.
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What are the cut off times for the City of Oaks Marathon weekend event?
The cut off times for the City of Oaks event are as follows: 6 hours for the marathon, 3.5 hours for the half marathon, 2 hours for the 10k and 2 hours for the 5k.
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