The NCRC Classic Half-Marathon & 10K Races are now in their 24th year and considered to be two of the Triangle area’s premier distance races. This year's race will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
In 2022, Nicole Esplin won the overall Half Marathon (1:26:40). Jediaih Ruhl (35:55) and Bona Bame (39:12) 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.
Click here to download a half-marathon course map.
Click here to download a 10k course map.
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 20, from 2-6 pm at Omega Sports in North Hills OR on race day at the start/finish area beginning at 6 am.
Registration/Packet Pickup:Packet pick up will begin at 6am before the race. Pre-race packet pickup will be announced
Baggage Check: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.
Course Information: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.
- While inside the park, please be curteous to other park visitors
- Please stay on the left side of the paved road as you are finishing
10K - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/104366075 - NC22016BDS
Aid Stations: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.
Race Start:The Half Marathon starts at 7am
The 10k starts at 7:15 am
Pacers:We have pace leaders for the half marathon. Pace times will be announced closer to race day.
Weather Policy: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.
Race Shirts: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:Awards will be around 8:30am for the 10k and 10:00am for the half marathon.
Unclaimed awards will be at Omega Sports by Tuesday May 23. Awards not claimed after 4 weeks are returned to the sponsor.
- Masks are not required at packet pickup or at the race start.
- If you would like a disposable mask, we have them at race-day packet pickup.
- If you are feeling sick, please stay home.