After its inaugural year at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park and along the Neuse River Greenway, the Raleigh Half Marathon will be moving to the Crabtree Creek Greenway for 2020, starting by the recently redeveloped Gateway Plaza, and running to Anderson Point Park (and back).
So what else is different? The date! Hopefully Saturday, February 22, 2020 will provide some cooler weather than the unexpected humid day we had last year. We’ll have ample parking, courtesy of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. We’ll have better access to aid stations. And we’ll have an incredible venue for the post-race party at Gateway Plaza, that’s just a short walk from the finish.
The race will again be the 2020 USATF State Championship. All finishers will recieve a unique 2020 Raleigh Half Marathon Finisher’s medal, and the Top 75 Men and Top 75 Women overall will recieve a hand made Raleigh Half Marathon Change Dish from Porch Dog Pots.
The Top 3 Male and Female finishers, as well as the Top Masters Runners, will recieve prize money. A $250 bonus will be available as well for event records. The race will be limited to 750 runners.
The Raleigh Half Marathon is directed and promoted by Sir Walter Running, a Raleigh-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring the Greater Raleigh running community together through innovation, activation, and inclusivity. Sir Walter Running is a USATF club that also produces the Sir Walter Miler, the Pop Up Miles series, the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park, a series of Strava Challenges, and the Summer of Miles podcast.