Church Access

The Quintiles Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo is a local community-building event that showcase the best parts of Durham, including many neighborhoods with churches. We are committed to providing the church-going members of our community require advance notice of this event as well as detailed information on how to best access their respective churches on race morning. Our goal is to make every effort possible to help local citizens attend church in Durham on race morning with minimal inconvenience.

Church Communications Include:
/// Mailing of written notices to the leadership of every church on the course approximately 2 months prior to race day.
/// Posted signage 2 weeks prior to race day at key intersections near churches.
/// Churches with scheduled services during the time that runners are coming by will be provided with easy-to-follow Church Access Guides (below) that detail the best routes to church.
/// Scheduled public service announcements about road closures and detours on WNCU (90.7 FM, Durham NCCU radio) and WXDU (88.7 FM, Duke University radio).
/// Press release regarding traffic advisory on race week.
/// NCDOT press release and entry in Traveler Info Management Systems (TIMS).

Overview Map of Churches on the Race Course – [click to download]

Church Access Guides:
The majority of the churches located on the race course have scheduled Sunday school and worship services that do not conflict with the time during which runners are expected to come by their church. For those churches that will require alternate directions, please click on the link for the Church Access Guides for your particular church. Be sure to print it out and carry with you on race morning for reference!

Church Scheduled Services Runners Passing Detour?
Summit Church
309 W. Morgan
Durham, NC 27701
9:30AM & 11:30AM 7:35-8:45 AM No
Faith Fellowship Church
1323 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701
Not available
Please contact us
7:45-8:20 AM No
Reformed Presbyterian Church
1316 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701
10:30 AM 7:45-8:20 AM No
Grace Lutheran Church
824 N Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC 27701
8:30 AM & 11:00 AM Worship
9:45 AM Sunday school
7:40-8:20 AM Yes: View Access Guide
Temple Beth El Synogogue
1004 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701
9:30 AM 7:40-8:20 AM  No
Watts St Baptist Church
800 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701
9:45 AM Sunday school
11:00 AM Worship
7:40-8:20 AM  No
St John’s Baptist Church
917 Onslow St
Durham, NC 27705
9:30AM Sunday school
10:45AM Worship
7:55-9:05 AM No
West Durham Pentecostal Holiness Church
901 Alabama Ave
Durham, NC 27705
Not available
Please contact us
n/a  n/a
Asbury Methodist Church
806 Clarendon St
Durham, NC 27705
11:00 AM 8:00-9:20 AM  no
First Calvary Baptist Church
1311 Morehead Ave
Durham, NC 27707
7:45 AM & 10:45 AM Worship
9:30AM Sunday school
8:25-10:35 AM Yes: View Access Guide
Morehead Avenue Baptist Church
1008 Morehead Ave
Durham, NC 27707
9:45 AM Sunday school
11:00 AM Worship
8:25-10:35 AM Yes: View Access Guide
Important Reminders:
/// Print & bring with you the race course map and, if needed, your specific Church Access Guide.
/// Give yourself plenty of extra time for your commute to church on race morning.
/// On race morning, please be patient with course marshals and public safety officials as they are responsible for keeping runners safe and to keep traffic moving as best as possible.
/// Questions – please email us and we will be glad to assist further.