All 26.2 miles of the marathon will be run within the borders of William B. Umstead State Park, a five thousand-acre tract of dense woods, lakes, streams, hills, and trails that rests between the cities of Raleigh, Cary, and Durham.
The course consists of some technical single-track, but is mostly run on the park’s bridle trails, which are the width of a single lane road and covered with fine gravel. The route is scenic and hilly.
What's the refund policy?
No refunds will be issued for any reason. This includes if the race is cancelled due to inclement weather, or other factors that deem Umstead Park not safe for hosting the event.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Your race registration is not transferrable.
Is there a time limit?
There is a strict 6-hour time limit. This is slightly under a 14 minute per mile pace
We are a cupless race. Please have a drinking vessel with you on race day.
We have partnered with Sonesta Select Raleigh Durham Airport Morrisville to provide a discounted hotel rate for the Umstead Marathon. This hotel is about 10 minutes to the race start, and adjacent to the RDU airport.
You can also call the reservations department at 1-800-SONESTA to make the reservations. Provide the hotels name and the code 030323UMST