The 12th annual Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina City of Oaks Marathon, Presented by WRAL, UNC REX Healthcare Half Marathon, Old Reliable 10k, Acorn 5k, Marathon Relay and Kids' Mile will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018!
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 4. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour to be on time for the start!
The 2018 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina City of Oaks Marathon, Presented by WRAL will offer the following distance options:
- Full Marathon
- Half Marathon
- Marathon Relay
- Kids' Mile
Start & Finish Location
All distances will 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.
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 marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and marathon relay will utilize chip timing. The Kids' Mile will not be timed.
There will be no race day packet pick-up. Packet pick-up will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9am- 5pm at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center (1101Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606)
View all the awards categories here!
View all course information (including aid station information) and course maps here!
Click here for more information on the full marathon relay details.
Kids' Mile Info
Click here for more information on the Kids' Mile!
Click here for more information on race day road closures.