The NCRC Classic Half-Marathon & 10K Races are now in their 25th year and considered to be two of the Triangle area’s premier distance races. This year's race will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024.
In 2023, Omar Wiggan (1:23:18) won the half marathon men's race, Eleni Rundle (1:34:57) won the women's race. Gideon Ruhl (39:27) and Erin Taylor (42:01) were the top finishers in the 10K.
Both the 10K and half-marathon have USATF certified “out-and-back” courses that start on paved road, transition through crushed-gravel and the hard-packed bridle trails of Umstead State Park, and finish on pavement. Both the 10K and 13.1 courses officially close at 10:30 a.m.
The race headquarters in 3000 Weston Parkway in Cary for your GPS.
The entry fee for the half-marathon is $50 up to and including February 28, $55 from March 1 to April 30, and $60 thereafter. For the 10K, the fees are $25, $30, and $35, respectively. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those entered by May 1.
In both races awards will be presented to the top three women overall, to the top three men overall. The half marathon awards the top two finishers in each of the following age groups: 17-under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70-over. The 10k awards the top two overall finishers in each age group
Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their packets on Saturday, May 18, from 2-6 pm at Fleet Feet in Morrisville (3027 Village Market Place, Morrisville, NC 27560). There is no event day registration. Pre-registered runners can pick up their number starting at 6 am.
Packet pick up will begin at 6am before the race. Pre-race packet pickup will be at Fleet Feet in Morrisville NC, (3027 Village Market Place, Morrisville, NC 27560) from 2pm to 6pm. If you are unfamiliar with the area, this is near the movie theaters.
Fleet Feet is offering 10% off everything during Saturday pre-race packet pick up, except electronics.(massage guns, headphones, Garmin and Coros watches) with your race bib.
There is no race day registration. The last opportunity to register is in person at Fleet Feet Sports.
As before, we are offering baggage check on race day. (We have the index cards and bags)
Write your last name and number on an index card.
Put the card and your things in a clear plastic bag.
Show your number after the race to pick up your things.
The course is mainly in Umstead State Park and closed to vehicle traffic, however the park will remain open to the public. The first and last mile of the race are on city streets with some traffic. The course is out and back, you will finish at the same location you started. The first and last mile of the course is on pavement. The remainder of the course is on the multi-use use trail in Umstead Park. The multi-use trail is wide gravel road graded and compacted to be fairly smooth. The race does not use the single-track dirt trails.
While inside the park, please be curteous to other park visitors. Please allow bikes to pass!
Please stay on the left side of the paved road as you are finishing
There are 8 aid stations (4 that you pass twice) with Lemon/Lime Gatorade and Water.
The aid stations are around mile 1.3, 2.8, 4.0, 5.8, 7.4, 9.2, 10.6, and 12.
To help keep the park clean, we are not offering gels. If you bring your own, please use the garbage cans near the aid stations.
The Half Marathon starts at 7am
The 10k starts at 7:15 am
We have pace leaders for the half marathon. Pace times will be announced closer to race day.
The race will take place rain or shine. If we need to cancel the race in the event of inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled.
Everyone who registered before May 1 has a race shirt included in their registration. If you registered later, I have ordered extra, you can pick up or exchange sizes after the race.
Awards will be around 8:45am for the 10k and 9:30am for the half marathon.
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