NCRC Classic Half Marathon & 10K

Sunday, May 19, 2024 • Cary, NC • Course Map

Set for its 25th annual running along the streets and park roads of this city just outside Raleigh, the NCRC Classic Half Marathon & 10K typically draws 1,000 runners or more each year for a race that benefits local charities and organizations like the American Red Cross and the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

In the past, the race has served as the half marathon championship race for the Road Runners Clubs of America’s southern regional championships, and has also served as the RRCA’s National Championship 10K race.

Runners start the out-and-back courses for both races near the offices of on the Weston Parkway, near Lake Crabtree and Lake Crabtree County Park.

Once runners leave the starting line, they’ll be running through the tree-lined park roads of the nearby William B. Umstead State Park for most of the race, as the tree-lined roads take the field over some moderately challenging hills through the park.

The course makes what could be roughly described as an upside-down V-shaped route through the park for the race’s first six miles, which end in the turnaround point once runners reach the intersection of Reedy Creek Lake Trail and Trenton Road.

After making the turn, runners then head north back along the route they’ve just covered through the park, all the way back to the Weston Parkway, where they’ll finish the race where they started at the offices of

Race Weather & Climate

Located just outside Raleigh in central North Carolina, about 70 miles southeast of Greensboro and roughly 160 miles northeast of Charlotte, Cary typically sees mild to moderately warm spring weather in May, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 29 degrees (in 1963) and as high as 99 degrees (in 1941).

On race day (May 19), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 79ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the NCRC Classic Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 7:20 AM – 10K


  • $60 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Cary’s NCRC Classic Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website


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1 comment… add one
  • Louanne Flanagan Caspar March 20, 2023, 4:22 pm

    hello, I registered for the 10K, but have not received a confirmation email. Please check to see whether my email in the registration matches the one in this inquiry. Thank you.


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