Saturday, June 4, 2016 • Raleigh, NC • Course Map
Formerly known as the flagship running event in Raleigh’s annual Midtown Race Series, this race is now part of the Race 13.1 Series, joining seven other half marathons throughout the year in North Carolina and more than 20 cities across the Southeast and Midwest.
Limited to 3,000 runners total — 1,500 in the half marathon and 750 each in the 10K and 5K — the Raleigh Spring Half runs along an out-and-back course that starts and finishes in the Raleigh neighborhood known as North Hills, at the shopping center at the intersection of Lassiter Mill Road and Currituck Drive.
The 2016 event will feature a new course that will include a lap around beautiful Shelley Lake. The rest of the course will run a loop through some of the neighborhoods between North Hills and Shelley Lake as well as an out and back portion on the shaded Crabtree Creek Greenway trail.
The trail is part of a system of trails known as the Raleigh Greenway System, which is expected to grow to more than 100 miles of trails throughout this part of the state in the next few years.
The Crabtree Creek Greenway trail features paved, flat surfaces throughout, taking runners through a combination of neighborhoods and off-the-beaten-path parks and forests. The portion of the greenway trail used in the spring race will primarily be between Shelley Lake and Crabtree Valley Mall, with a small stretch running just west of Creedmoor Road.
In addition to the scenic route, runners will enjoy some motivating and fun on-course entertainment which was added to the 2015 event and turned out to be very popular among the runners.
The half marathon is open to walkers as well as runners, provided they can finish 13.1 miles within the race’s 3 1/2-hour course time limit.
Race Weather & Climate
Located among the hills of central North Carolina, about 25 miles southeast of Durham and roughly 165 miles northeast of Charlotte, Raleigh typically sees some of its wetter weather of the year in June, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 43°F (in 1972) and as high as 104°F (in 1954).
On the day of the race (June 4), the average low is 65°F and the average high is 84°F.
- 2015 Race 13.1 Raleigh Spring Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Race 13.1 Raleigh Spring Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Race 13.1 Raleigh Spring Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – half marathon
- 7:15 AM – 10K, 5K
- $50 for the half marathon, if registered by September 7, 2015
- $65 between Sept. 8 – March 28, 2016
- $69 between March 29 – May 2
- $79 between May 3 – May 30
- $89 between May 31 – June 4
To reserve your spot in the late spring 2016 running of the Race 13.1 Raleigh Spring Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at Race131.com here.
Official Race Website
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