Raleigh, NC – June 7, 2014Race 13.1 Midtown Raleigh Spring is entering its third year, having formerly been known as the Midtown Race Series. The race has grown significantly in participation each year since its inception and it is likely this event will sell out, so don’t wait to register! Raleigh has received numerous accolades in the recent years, including being named “America’s Best City” by Businessweek.com and one of “America’s Coolest Towns” by GQ. Take in a Carolina Hurricanes game, visit the Art Museum, and enjoy a variety of amenities at North Hills, located in the heart of Midtown Raleigh, where the race will start and finish. North Hills is home to hotels, premier dining establishments, high-end boutiques, department stores, cafes, spas, and bars. Amenities are conveniently located next to the start and finish line. The race will proceed through one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods and onto the greenway along beautiful Crabtree Creek.
Race 13.1 Midtown Raleigh Finisher Medal
The race is in Raleigh, NC and will start and finish at North Hills - www.northhillsraleigh.com
Where can I register?
Click Here to Register!
What time does the race start and where is the start?
The race is on Saturday June 7th, 2014. The official start time for the Half Marathon will be 7:00am. The 5k and 10k will start at 7:15am.
How many participants are allowed in each event?
Half Marathon: 1,500
What is the cost to register?
5k 10k Race 13.1
November 15 – March 16 $29 $39 $65
March 17 - April 30 $35 $45 $75
May 1 – June 2 $37 $47 $79
June 3 – June 7 $39 $49 $85
Will Participants receive any merchandise?
YES! Each racer will receive race Tech T Shirt. We will offer both Men’s and Women’s size shirts!
If you choose to register at packet pickup on Race Day we cannot guarantee a race t-shirt, they will be available to race day registrants on a first come first serve basis while quantities last.
Will there be a medal for the Half Marathon?
Yes! Half Marathon finishers will receive a MEDAL!
Will there be professional photographers and photos for purchase?
Yes! Professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide photos for purchase.
Is this race a USATF Certified Course?
YES! USATF Certification numbers are:
Is there a time limit?
Yes, 3.5 hours for each distance.
Is there prize money or awards?
Yes, gift cards from our some of our Sponsors! Age Group Awards will be given to both Male and Female runners for each of the following age groups:1-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up (*overall placers are not eligible for age group awards)
We will announce the prize details closer to the race.
How do I become a Volunteer?
We need Volunteers to make this event happen! All Volunteers will be given a t-shirt! Please click the volunteer tab above if you would like to help!
When is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up will be at Omega Sports at North Hills on Thursday and Friday (June 5 & 6). We will also offer packet pickup at the race site on race day, Saturday June 7, for a limited amount of time. We strongly urge you to pick up your packet on Thursday or Friday. We will announce packet pickup times closer to the race!
Can I pick-up someone else’s packet?
If you have a picture of their photo ID, yes you can. A picture on your phone works well!
What timing system will be used?
The Ultra timing system from RFID Timing Systems will be provided by FS Series.
Will there be Live Tracking for my athlete?
No, we will not offer live timing.
Where can I find the results?
Results will be posted on our website within 24 hours of race completion.
Can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be issued for any reason. Event entries are not transferable from person to person OR year to year.
What food and drinks will be on the course?
The course will have a minimum of 4 aid stations that will be passed 1-2 times each, depending on distance. About every 1.5 to 2 miles. Water and Gatorade will be served at the aid stations.
Will there be bathrooms on the course?
We will have TWO Rent-A-Jon at each aid station on the course.
Can I wear headphones?
It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/ her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers. We have a unique course where you MUST listen to volunteers, if you cannot hear a volunteer you have no excuses if you get led off course.
Can someone else run in my place?
No, you are not allowed to transfer bib numbers.
Can I register on race day?
Yes, you will be able to register on race day AND at packet pickup, as well as online up until 1 hour prior to the race – though you must pick-up your bib in time to race!
Are walkers allowed in the race?
YES! However, you must meet the requirements of the completing the race in 3.5 hours or less (any distance).
Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?
No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.
When you register, you will be required to sign the following waiver:
I, ____________________________ (name of the participant) know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am physically fit, medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I hereby certify I am in good health, and I have trained to run the distance of the race that I am entering. I assume all risks associated with running this event, all risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry into this running event, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Midtown Multisport, LLC, Kane Realty Corporation, Midtown Events, LLC, FS Series, their offices, directors, agents, volunteers and employees, The City of Raleigh, Mayor and City Council, Department of Public Works, all sponsors, their representatives and successors, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings, videos or any other recording of this event for legitimate purpose.
Signature of the Participant: ________________________________
(Parent/Guardian signature required if participant is less than 18 years old
Raleigh Durham International (RDU)
The Marriott Renaissance at North Hills is a 4 star luxury hotel located in the heart of North Hills less than 50 yards from the start / finish line! Click here to visit their website.
The Hyatt House Raleigh at North Hills is a more economical option that does not sacrifice quality. A luxury extended stay hotel located no more than a 5 minute walk to the start / finish line! Click here to visit their website.
Interested in Sponsoring Race 13.1 Midtown Raleigh? – Click here for more information.
Race 13.1 Midtown Raleigh will benefit the Triangle / Eastern NC Chapter of JDRF! They will receive 100% of the proceeds from donations by participants at registration. In addition, JDRF will relieve a donation from Race 13.1 based on the number of runners in the event. The more runners the more we can donate!
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We love volunteers, we couldn’t have races without them! If you’re interested in volunteering for Race 13.1 Midtown Raleigh, please complete the below form. Each volunteer will receive a volunteer t-shirt!
Every runner, no matter how fast or slow, will be entered for a chance to win! What are you waiting for… sign up now!
Drawing will take place at the end of the Half Marathon awards ceremony, make sure you stick around after you finish the race!