Race 13.1 Durham Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, December 2, 2023 • Durham, NC • Course Map

149-racereach_registerWith North Carolina’s mild winter temperatures, this holiday-themed December race will be a great way for any runner to close out the fall race season and stay focused on training through the Thanksgiving holiday! Welcome to Race 13.1 Durham Half Marathon.

The race will start and finish at Durham’s Johnson Volvo Cars Durham location, which will allow for plenty of easily accessible parking close to the start/finish line. The flat course will take runners along the scenic American Tobacco Trail south of Durham toward nearby Cary.

In addition to expecting the usual first-class racing experience Race 13.1 offers across its 20-race series, runners should be prepared for some holiday fun throughout the course, including plenty of Santa Claus hats, jingle bells, drumlines and festive music!

Home to Duke University, Duke Gardens, the Durham Bulls baseball team and the Durham Performing Arts Center, the No. 4 ranked theater in the country, Durham and the surrounding Research Triangle Park offers plenty of sites to see and activities to do throughout the weekend.

In addition to the shops and restaurants Northgate has to offer, runners and spectators will want to take advantage the restaurants and eateries that gave Durham the title “Tastiest Town in the South” by Southern Living.

Race 13.1 is the fastest growing half marathon race series in the country providing runners ‘Big Race Perks with a Local Race Feel.’ All half marathon finishers will be presented a custom finisher medal that is in the spirit of and unique to Durham.

The high-quality tech tee shirts that each participant will receive will feature a similar design and will be displayed soon on the Race 13.1 website.

Like all Race 13.1 events, runners can expect plenty of well-stocked, well-staffed aid stations and lots of enthusiastic course monitors along the way.

Runners can expect to have a text message from Race 13.1 with a link to the live results waiting for them when they cross the finish line, along with a first class post-race party.

The race is capped at the first 1,500 registrants for the half marathon, which will start at 8:00 AM, followed by the 10K at 8:10 AM and the 5K at 8:20 AM.

– Race info provided by Race 13.1

Durham, home of the Race 13.1 Durham half marathon

Race Weather & Climate

On the day of the race (December 2), the average high is 54°F and the average low is 31°F.

Race 13.1 Durham Past Results

Race 13.1 Durham Course Map

See the race route map for the Race 13.1 Durham Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon
  • 8:10 AM – 10K
  • 8:20 AM – 5K


  • $59 and up for the half marathon
  • $34 and up for the 10K
  • $24 and up for the 5K

Race 13.1 Durham Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Race 13.1 Durham Half Marathon, 10k or 5K race, register online at the event website here.


Race 13.1 Durham Official Race Website


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