The third annual Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Race 13.1 Fayetteville, NC half marathon, 10k and 5k will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The flat and fast course starts and finishes at Cross Creek Mall, allowing runners to enjoy ample parking and many amenities before and after the race. The course has just 58 feet of elevation gain and will feature plenty of on-course entertainment and aid stations with ice towels! The vast majority of the race takes place on a closed portion of the All American Expressway.
Fayetteville is an amazing city, from the historical buildings and cobblestone sidewalks of Hay Street to the array of art galleries and unique eateries, downtown is the epicenter of Fayetteville’s history and culture. Home to Fort Bragg, with over 55,000 military personnel, there are more service members based in Fayetteville than any other Army installation in the country. It’s also proud to be the home of the revered 82nd Airborne Division and the famed Golden Knights parachute team.
Race 13.1 Fayetteville Highlights:
Flat and fast course!
Plenty of aid stations with ice towels!
On-course entertainment throughout the race, including drumlines and some fun surprises!
Where is the race?
The race is in Fayetteville, NC, and will start and finish between Office Depot and Belk at Cross Creek Mall (505 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville, NC)
Where can I register?
Click on the 'register' tab above!
What day is the race, and when does it start?
The race is on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The official start time for the half marathon will be 7:00 am. The 5k and 10k will start at 7:15 am.
How many participants are allowed in each event?
Half Marathon: 1,500
Will participants receive any merchandise?
Each racer will receive race this tech t-shirt! We will offer both men’s and women’s size shirts. All participants will also receive access to numerous Event Deals. A link to view and claim the Event Deals will be emailed out prior to the race and can be found on the race page. If you choose to register at packet pick-up 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 medals for participants?
All half marathon finishers will receive this medal!
We will do all we can to make sure each of our races is produced as planned, but runner safety is always our top priority. If we have to cancel a race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will not be issued.
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 - course certification numbers will be listed soon!
Is there a time limit?
Yes, all three distances must complete their race by 10:30am.
Will there be awards?
Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Awards for the 5k and 10k will be given at 9:00am, and half marathon awards will be presented at 10:00am. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out. Overall winners will receive a medal and a gift card in the amount listed below. Top three half marathon finishers and first place 5k and 10k age group finishers will receive a medal!
Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up.
Overall Awards - Gift cards provided by The Runners Spot
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An elite athlete may receive one comp entry if he or she meets the standards listed below:
- Time standards: 1:14:00 for males and 1:28:00 for females.
- Time standards must be met in the the 12 months preceding the race date.
- Runners must have proof of their time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Race 13.1 reserves the right to adjust time standards at any time.
When is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up details for Race 13.1 Fayetteville will be announced closer to Race Day!
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!
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 for more information.
Will there be live tracking for my athlete?
No, we will not offer live tracking.
Where can I find the results?
Results will be posted in real time on our website! We will also send you a text message during the race with a link to view the results after you finish.
Can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be issued for any reason. You may change your race distance, and you may transfer to another race up until 72 hours prior to Race Day. Please note: If you do not change your race distance either online or in person with a Race 13.1 staff member prior to the race start, you will be disqualified from the event.
What food and drinks will be on the course?
The course will have feature plenty of aid stations throughout the course, and water and sports drink will be served at the aid stations.
Will there be bathrooms on the course?
We will have two Rent-A-Johns 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.
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 pick-up, as well as online up until one 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 by 10:30am.
Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?
No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.