The course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of the mall and the surrounding area, including The Streets at Southpoint, the City of Durham and the American Tobacco Trail, which has long been a favorite destination for local runners to escape for a lunchtime jog or a weekend twenty mile run. The course showcases the diversity of the local area, from modern urban city to quiet forest trails and open farmland.
Start finish will be in mall parking lot just west of AMC movie theaters. Just under 2 miles of the course will be around the Streets at Southpoint with both courses entering the trail and heading North towards downtown Durham. The course will turn around just after mile 7 coming back towards the Streets at Southpoint. Upon running over I-40 ATT trail the half marathon will take a quick left then right to the finish line while the marathon will continue straight towards the county portion of the trail then turning around before New Hope Road crossing. Return back the marathon will make a right turn off the trail head then a quick right to the finish line.
Water Stop locations
Mile 1.75 ATT entrance at Streets at Southpoint
Mile 3 and 11 Woodcroft Pkwy and ATT
Mile 5 and 9.5 MLK and ATT
Mile 7 North Turnaround
13 mile mark ATT exit at Streets at Southpoint
Mile 14 and 25 Massey Chapel Road and ATT
Mile 16 and 23 Scott King Road and ATT
Mile 18.75 and 21 Pittard Sears Road and ATT
- USATF Certificate - #NC17006BDS
Start Elevation ~ 281 ft Max Elevation ~ 404 ft Gain ~ 902 ft
RDC Half Marathon
- USATF Certificate - #NC17007BDS
Start Elevation ~ 281 ft Max Elevation ~ 404 ft Gain ~ 432 ft