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2019 City of Oaks Marathon Overview

The 13th 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 3, 2019!


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 3. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour to be on time for the start!

Distance Options
The 2019 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
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • 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.

Packet Pick-Up

There will be no race day packet pick-up. Packet pick-up will be held Saturday, Nov. 2. More information on Packet pick up times and locations will be announced soon!

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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