Rock n Roll Raleigh Marathon + Half Marathon – April 10, 2016 – West South Street – Raleigh NC

Rock n Roll Raleigh

This is a great spring-time race in North Carolina’s capital city with huge crowd support!  Now in its third year the Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon saw more than 10,000 runners cross the finish line last year, including more than 8,600 finishers in the half alone!


This is 1 of 30 events around the world in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon race series.

The race takes runners on an out-and-back loop through the City of Oaks, as Raleigh is sometimes called for the plentiful oak trees that line the streets in the city’s downtown.

After running north through the city and then south along Balfour, the course heads out of downtown, passing by Chavis Park and the Historic Oakwood Cemetery, which lies right next door to St. Augustine’s College. That’s followed by stretches past the campuses of William Peace University and North Carolina State University, and then a long stretch that parallels Rocky Branch Creek, along Western Boulevard.

After that, the course mostly flattens out for the last couple of miles, as runners head east on Hillsborough toward the State Capitol building and then turn onto Fayetteville Street for the home stretch into the finish line.


Salisbury St. between David and Cabarrus
Raleigh, NC

Both the Marathon & Half Marathon start at 7:00 AM.


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