Running of the Bulls 8K

 

May 30, 2015 @ 7:15am

Thank you runners, volunteers, and sponsors for a great race day! 2014 Results are posted!
Registration for the 2015 race will open on February 15, 2014.

Join us for the 7th annual Running of the Bulls 8K, Durham’s premiere community road race and USA Track and Field 8K Championship!

This scenic course will wind through the historic and revitalized neighborhoods of downtown Durham, American Tobacco Campus, Trinity Park and Old North Durham neighborhoods, and finish with a lap of the warning track inside the historic Old Durham Athletic Park!

Race Features:

Kids Fun Run
Chip timed lap around the warning track inside the Durham Athletic Park. Finishers award for all kids!

Team Competition
Top 5 fastest runners score for each team. Merchandise prizes for winning teams! Please check team drop down list when registering or add your own!

Fastest Durham Male & Female
Cash prizes for fastest male and female Durham resident.

Race Information:

Course Map &  Google map of the area, including parking locations.

Location:
Packet Pick-up will be at the corner of Foster St. and W. Seminary Ave. (in front of  the YMCA, next to START line). The start line is in between the Durham Farmers Market and the YMCA. The FINISH is at the Durham Athletic Park, located at 500 Corporation St., Durham, 27701.

Parking:
Parking is available in a variety of parking lots around the start and finish areas and on the streets throughout the downtown corridor. Please note that parking is not available at the YMCA or Durham Athletic Park. See map above for specific parking options.

Accommodations:
The Durham Marriott City Center is a 2-minute walk from the start line.
Durham Visitors Information

Packets will be available for pick-up at Bull City Running Co. on Friday May 29th from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. Bull City Running Co. is located in the Southpoint Crossing Shopping Center at the corner of Hwy 54 and Fayetteville Rd. (202 W. NC Hwy 54). Any packets not picked up before the race will be available the morning near the race start (on W. Seminary Ave in front of the YMCA) starting at 5:45am.

NEW COURSE FOR 2014! Plus, Here is a Map of Surrounding Area, including parking locations.

This 8km (4.97 miles) scenic course will start near Durham’s Central Park and Farmers Market, and will wind through downtown Durham, American Tobacco Campus, Trinity Park and Old North Durham neighborhoods, and finish with a lap of the warning track in the Old Durham Athletic Park. The course is certified and sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

Baby joggers are permitted on the course, however we ask that you be considerate of other runners and position yourself near the back of the starting area. No dogs and no headphones, please. Walkers are welcome, however our city permit only allows us the use of the streets until 8:30 am (1hr and 15mins) so they will only be monitored by police until then. If you anticipate taking longer than this to walk 8 km, please use the sidewalk.

Aid Stations:
There will be 2 aid stations on the course; the first is just after the 2-mile mark and the second is just before the 4-mile mark. Water and Gatorade will be available at both aid stations.

Facilities:
Restrooms will be available at the check-in area and inside the Durham Athletic Park. Restrooms in the YMCA and Farmer’s Market are restricted. There will be no facilities on the course.

 To be eligible for USA Track & Field prize money, all award winners have to be a member of USATF and a 12 month resident of North Carolina. Here is the link for USATF Membership. USATF Awards as follows: Open: 1st – $500, 2nd – $300, 3rd – $150, 4th – $100, 5th – $50. Masters: 1st  - $100, 2nd – $50. Additionally, prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group. Age groups are as follows: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, AND 65+. PLUS, $50 for fastest Male & Female Durham resident. Award ceremony will be held at approx. 9:15a or as soon as results are ready. Any awards not picked up at the race will be available for pick up at the Bull City Running Co. beginning on Monday June 2nd.

Spectators:
Spectators are welcome at the start area, anywhere along the course, and inside the stadium at the finish. Make some noise!

Expect traffic interruptions in Downtown Durham: 7:15am to 8:15am
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. We estimate the following roads will experience traffic delays:

Seminary Ave. and Foster St. from Morgan St. to Hunt St.: 5am to 7:15am
Main St. to Buchanan Blvd.: 7:15am to 7:35am
Buchanan Blvd. to Knox St./Watt St.: 7:20am to 7:40am
Watt St. to Trinity Ave.: 7:25am to 7:50am
Trinity Ave. to Washington St.: 7:25am to 8:00am
Washington St./Morris St. to Chapel Hill St. (downtown): 7:30am to 8:10am

Thanks to our sponsors!