Durham Running - Race Schedules, Race Reviews, and Race Rankings

Welcome to the Durham running home page! Road Race Place provides a detailed listing of Durham 5k races, 10k races, marathons and more, the links above will direct you to race calendars, rankings, and ratings for all of your local Durham events. You can help us out by rating your favorite (and least favorite) Durham races to help determine which races rank the highest in Durham, in the state of North Carolina and in the nation.

Area Stats

Total Races: 62

Scheduled Races: 28

April Races: 8

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Latest Durham Area Race Reviews


Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon
Loved it! - 2013 Race
By: Susie R. - (Long Island, NY)
I had a wonderful race experience at the Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon. I am a runner from NY. I have been running for more than 5 years and have run over 20 half marathons. This was a wonderful race. It was well organized and everything from bib pickup to parking was a breeze. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, from the volunteers to the runners. I...
Date Posted: 2013-11-12
Old Reliable 10k
10K event participation again - 2013 Race
By: Gary Moss - (Raleigh, NC)
Runners of all 3 races connected on the course. And the 10K course was rolling continuously (as was the half-marathon and marathon course). The awards were unfortunately not impressive compared to most other regional races. It would likely be more impressive to have the 10K take place on Saturday and then the half-marathon and marathon on Sunday. I ...
Date Posted: 2013-11-04
Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon
Cannot be trusted - 2013 Race
By: W. B. - (Raleigh, NC)
The person in charge of the race said that he would refund our money because my daughter had a conflict after signing up very early. He wasn't required to do this since they have a no refund policy. But he said he would be glad to refund the money. In 6-8 conversations since March, this person has indicated that they "hadn't written the...
Date Posted: 2013-08-22

Top Durham Area Races

Jogger brags of perfect conditions for running to reporter, immediately bites the dust
2/10/2014 - The Independent
Schadenfreude doesn't come much better than this, as a Portland jogging enthusiast details to a reporter how people shouldn't be afraid to jog in snowy conditions, only to take a fall moments after the interview.
Former 300-pound NFL lineman loses 100 pounds and runs a marathon
2/4/2014 - USA Today
Former offensive lineman Alan Faneca weighed over 300 pounds when he retired from the NFL in 2011.
Couple in their 60s run marathons for record 366 days in a row
1/1/2014 - The New York Daily News
The Melbourne pair has broken a record of 365 days previously held by a Belgian couple. Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, ran to raise money for charity.
Man completes 26 marathons in 26 days
12/24/2013 - CNN
On Thanksgiving Day, Jayson Black, 28, began his mission to raise awareness and money for a Las Vegas food bank by running 26 marathons in 26 days for a total of 681.2 miles.
Kipsang Sets World Record at Berlin Marathon
9/29/2013 - New York Times
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a world record of 2:03:23 at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The previous record was held by Patrick Makau of Kenya at 2:03:38.