City of Oaks Marathon, Presented by WRAL
Raleigh’s Hometown Race!

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, NC State University, and the NC State University Bell Tower. Each course highlights 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?

The City of Oaks race has a distance option for any runner! You can #RunOaks by racing any of the following distance options: 26.2 mile Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, 13.1 mile UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, the Old Reliable 10k, Four-person Marathon Relay, and a Kids’ Mile.

2018 Major Sponsors

City of Oaks Presenting Sponsor

Half Marathon
Title Sponsor

Expo Presenting Sponsor

Race Beneficiaries