Travis of FlyBoyNC Aerial Photography created this amazing video of the Quintiles Bull City Race Fest Course! Check it out.

Bull City Racefest from Flyboy Aerial Photography on Vimeo.


course subject to minor adjustments


The Half Marathon Run – 7:30 AM Start
[download course map]  [turn by turn directions]
The Half Marathon course is spectacular! Starting on Blackwell Street at the American Tobacco Campus, runners will begin with a loop through beautiful Downtown Durham and then head over to the quiet streets of the Trinity Park neighborhood. Next, they’ll run through the well-known 9th Street shopping/dining district and then through Duke University’s beautiful East Campus. Next, they’ll run downhill to Duke’s West Campus via gorgeous Campus Drive, into the Duke Forest neighborhood and over to Forest Hills. Finally, the-finish line awaits back at American Tobacco Campus on Blackwell street next to the Durham Performing Arts Center.

It’s a truly spectacular course that showcases Durham with a great variety of neighborhoods!

The 5 Mile Run – 8:15 AM Start
[download course map
] [turn by turn directions]
The 5 Mile Run allows runners of ALL abilities to be a part of the incredible start line experience on Blackwell Street at the American Tobacco Campus. Runners will join the Half Marathon runners for a loop of the dowtown district then over to Trinity Park neighborhood where they split from the Half Marathon and take Buchanan Blvd back to Main Street and then run back downtown to the finish line at the American Tobacco Campus!

The 1 Mile Fun Run – 8:30 AM Start
[download course map] The 1 Mile Run allows participants to either test their top speed or simply go for a fun walk with friends on a gorgeous Fall morning. The start line is the same start line used by our ½ Marathon and 5 Mile runners on Blackwell St. Runners will get to experience the same spectacular start & finish line experience as the half marathon and 5 mile runners!

Baby Stroller Restriction:
Baby strollers, backpacks, or front-carriers will not be allowed in the Half Marathon, 5 Mile Run, or 1 Mile Fun Run. No exceptions will be made.

Stay tuned for details on our latest course information, bands, food trucks and more!

BCRF_elevation JPEG

There will be 6 aid stations located on the course. The first aid station will also serve the 5 Mile Run. Each aid station will have Diamond Springs water & Gatorade sports drink and 3 port-o-jons available.

  • Mile 2-3: Watts St @ Minerva
  • Mile 3-4: Englewood Ave @ Rosehill, also offering energy gels
  • Mile 6: Green @ 9th Street, also offering energy gels
  • Mile 8: Duke East Campus, also offering energy gels
  • Mile 10 & 11: Morehead Ave @ Anderson St, runners pass this aid station twice
  • Mile 12: Wells St @ Forestview

Aid Stations Sponsors:
GOTR_logo_The_Triangle  FlorenceForth-Lockup_compressed1     har  Rotary_Clubs_of_Durham  

Special thanks to our Official Water Sponsor – Diamond Springs!