Sunday, May 21, 2023 • Cary, NC • Course Map
Set for its 24th 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 Bandwidth.com 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 Bandwidth.com.
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 21), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 79ºF.
- 2022 Results
- 2018 NCRC Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2017 NCRC Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2016 NCRC Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2015 NCRC Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2014 NCRC Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2013 NCRC Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2012 NCRC Classic Half Marathon Results
- 2011 NCRC Classic Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – half marathon
- 7:20 AM – 10K
- $60 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2023 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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