City of Oaks Marathon

  • Half Marathon|¬†10k | Kids’ Mile
  • Full & Half¬†Marathon Relay

Scenic course

Cityscapes and wooded forests line the course.


Distances for any runner!

Marathon | Half Marathon | 10k | Marathon Relay | Half Marathon Relay | Kids’ Mile


"This race has everything - A fast marathon I was able to qualify for Boston at, a half for my husband and a fun run for the kids!" - Suzie R., 2015 Runner


Register for any of six distances.



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See the City of Oaks on Foot

Each course has been designed to showcase many of the focal points of the City of Raleigh including Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, the State Capitol Building, the Glenwood South restaurant district, Meredith College, N.C. State University, and the NC State University Bell Tower. The courses expose the diversity of Raleigh’s landscape, from modern city to wooded trails with a streamed setting. Marathon runners will be treated to a run on the Capital Area Greenway system.


Looking to Qualify for Boston?

The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Is 26.2 More Than You Are After?

Experience the course on any of our following distance options on race day. 26.2 mile Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, 13.1 mile Rex Healthcare Half Marathon, Old Reliable 10k, Four-person Marathon Relay, Two-person Half Marathon Relay, YMCA Kids’ Marathon Mile


Event Details

Learn all about the City of Oaks Marathon weekend events via the General Info Page or FAQ.


Volunteering is critical to runner and event success. Sign up to volunteer here.


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