Overall Rating
Overall Rating (10 Reviews)
4.5
(10 Ratings)(10 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4.5
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
4.5
See the City of Oaks on Foot! Each course has been designed to showcase many of the focal points of the City of Raleigh, including Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, the State Capitol Building, the Glenwood South restaurant district, Meredith College, NC State University, and the NC State University Bell … MORE
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    lindzelizabeth REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This course is pretty tough, very hilly. It is beautiful though in Raleigh in the Fall. Starts off chilly but then ends up being a good temperature. Great t-shirt and … MORE

    This course is pretty tough, very hilly. It is beautiful though in Raleigh in the Fall. Starts off chilly but then ends up being a good temperature. Great t-shirt and medal.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    Han_TingTing REPEAT RUNNER '17

    It feels awesome when you finish it ! This is the second year I did half marathon. It's my goal to achieve a half marathon once a year. After a … MORE

    It feels awesome when you finish it !
    This is the second year I did half marathon. It’s my goal to achieve a half marathon once a year. After a couple years, I hope I will be able to make a full marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    ohiochic1998 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is my third time running this event (2nd half, ran full in 2014). There have been some really positive changes since I ran it last and I love them! … MORE

    This is my third time running this event (2nd half, ran full in 2014). There have been some really positive changes since I ran it last and I love them! The course is quite scenic and you run through many different areas of Raleigh. There are hills for days!! Well supported water stops and some on course entertainment. The race swag is quite nice too!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    mrenee74 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Great course, but make sure you hill train!!! The training is needed throughout this course. Very well organized event with great music, hydration stations, and plenty of crowd support to … MORE

    Great course, but make sure you hill train!!! The training is needed throughout this course. Very well organized event with great music, hydration stations, and plenty of crowd support to get you across that finish line!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    Keeponrollin FIRST-TIMER '17

    Loved participating in the marathon relay with my team! Course hand-off stations were clearly marked and the bling was awesome...it spins! Post-race amenities were the best of any race I've … MORE

    Loved participating in the marathon relay with my team! Course hand-off stations were clearly marked and the bling was awesome…it spins! Post-race amenities were the best of any race I’ve been to.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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    shannon.thoits FIRST-TIMER '17

    Crowds were great for the first half of the marathon, but the long second half on the greenway trail got lonely, and the hill at mile 22-24 killed my pace … MORE

    Crowds were great for the first half of the marathon, but the long second half on the greenway trail got lonely, and the hill at mile 22-24 killed my pace (also probably my inexperience as a first-timer talking). The fall colors were out in full force, though. Truly the “city of oaks.” Awesome shirt and medal!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    aadams REPEAT RUNNER '17

    There are Hills in this race but it's worth it in the end. Last hill mile 23 but made it through in my second best time with walking some at … MORE

    There are Hills in this race but it’s worth it in the end. Last hill mile 23 but made it through in my second best time with walking some at the end. Not proud of the walking but I made it. Hope to do better next year! Postrace party included beer, pizza, doughnuts, milk, fruit and other drinks.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    corinnelee425 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I absolutely love this race. I have participated the past three years; twice in the half and latest time in the full. This course is beatiful and moderately challenging without … MORE

    I absolutely love this race. I have participated the past three years; twice in the half and latest time in the full. This course is beatiful and moderately challenging without killing you. They always do a wonderful job putting on this race which keeps me coming back every year. I like that they offer multiple distances so I can have friends of all skill levels participate as well. I will definitely be back next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    kelleyncbeaches REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is one of my favorite courses! I have ran the full, half and this year I chose the 10k.. I took my time and enjoyed the scenery! Lots of … MORE

    This is one of my favorite courses! I have ran the full, half and this year I chose the 10k.. I took my time and enjoyed the scenery! Lots of hills, but not too bad!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '15

    This course started out with the 10K, half marathon, marathon relay and marathon runners all starting at the same time, which made for a congested start. After a 10K loop … MORE

    This course started out with the 10K, half marathon, marathon relay and marathon runners all starting at the same time, which made for a congested start. After a 10K loop through the city, the course went along a paved bike trail for most of the race. The course was pretty, but there was an occasional sewer smell along the bike path. The course was very hilly for a marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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