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General Info


The 11th Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, Old Reliable 10k, Acorn 5k, marathon relay and kids' mile will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017.


The full marathon, half marathon, relay and 10k will start simultaneously at 7:00am. The 5k will start at 7:20, and the Kids' Mile will start at 7:30am.

*Note: Please remember that daylight saving time changes at 2:00am ET on Sunday, November 5. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour to be on time for the start!

Start & Finish Location

The marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, half marathon relay, 5k and kids' marathon mile start and finish on Hillsborough Street at the historic NC State University Bell Tower. The best GPS address to use is:  2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607.

The 10k will start at the NC State Bell Tower and finish on Clark Street adjacent to Cameron Village. The post-race runner festival is a five-minute walk from the 10k finish.


From RDU airport, follow signs for I-40 East toward Raleigh. Once on I-40 East, drive 5 miles to Wade Avenue/North Raleigh and take the right-hand exit (right two lanes). Remain in the right lane and take the third exit onto South 440/Hillsborough Street. Take South 440 to exit for Hillsborough/N.C. State University. Go east on Hillsborough to the NC State University Campus.


The Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, CPI Security Old Reliable 10k, Delta Acorn 5k and the full and half marathon relays will utilize chip timing. The Kids' Mile will not be timed.

Packet Pick-Up

There will be no race day packet pick-up. Packet pick-up will be held Friday, Nov. 4 from 3pm-8pm and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10am-7pm at the Duke Raleigh Hospital Health & Fitness Expo at the Exposition Center at the NC State Fair (985 Youth Center Drive, Raleigh, NC). Click here for more details. 

Awards Info

View all the awards categories here!

Course Info

View all course information (including aid station information) and course maps here!

Relay Info

Click here for more information on the full marathon relay details.

Kids' Mile Info

Click here for more information on the Kids' Mile!

Road Closures

Click here for more information on race day road closures.

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