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Back for its seventh year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Race 13.1 Raleigh - Fall half marathon, 10k and 5k returns to the City of Oaks on October 6, 2018! The race will proceed through three beautiful greenway sections: Mine Creek Greenway, House Creek Greenway and Crabtree River Greenway, and runners will enjoy the new downhill finish as they race down Gates Street. With an average temperature of just 54 degrees at race start, this is a perfect event to kick off your fall race season!
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 North Carolina Museum of Art, 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.
Blue Cross NC Race 13.1 Raleigh - Fall Highlights:
- The course from 2015 is back by popular demand (and doesn't finish up Lassiter Hill!)
- Free Post-Race beer from local R&D Brewing
- On-course entertainment!
House Creek Greenway
||Saturday - Oct 06, 2018
||4441 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
||Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
Where is the race?
The race is in Raleigh, NC, and will start and finish at North Hills (4441 Six Forks Road Raleigh, 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 6, 2018. The official start time for the half marathon and 10k will be 7:15 am. The 5k will start at 7:30am.
How many participants are allowed in each event?
Half Marathon: 1,500
Will participants receive any merchandise?
Each racer will receive a race 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 are below:
Is there a time limit?
Yes, 3.5 hours for each distance.
Will there be awards?
Awards will be given to male and female overall group winners based upon gun time and male and female age group winners based on chip time. Overall awards for the 5k and 10k will be announced at 9:15am, age group awards can be claimed at the Race 13.1 Customer Service tent following the awards presentation. Overall awards for the half marathon awards will be presented at 10:15am, age group awards can be claimed at the Race 13.1 Customer Service tent follwoing the awards presentation. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out.
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 Omega Sports
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||$25 + Medal
Age Group Awards - Gift Cards Provided By Omega Sports
||$10 + Medal
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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 email@example.com for details.
- Race 13.1 reserves the right to adjust time standards at any time.
- All elite athlete requests must be submitted at least 10 days prior to race day to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up will be:
How do I become a volunteer?
We need volunteers to make this event happen! All volunteers will be given a t-shirt! The volunteer portal will open soon!
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!
Will there be live tracking for my athlete?
No, we will not have 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, and water and sports drink will be served at the aid stations.
Will there be bathrooms on the course?
We will have 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 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.