Running of the Bulls 8K

MAY 30, 2020


This 8km (4.97 miles) scenic course will start near Durham’s Central Park and Farmers Market, and will wind through downtown Durham, American Tobacco Campus, Trinity Park and Old North Durham neighborhoods, and finish with a lap of the warning track in the Old Durham Athletic Park. The course is certified and sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

Kids Fun Run
Chip timed lap around the warning track inside the Durham Athletic Park. Finishers award for all kids!

Jogging strollers are permitted on the course, however we ask that you be considerate of other runners and position yourself near the back of the starting area. No dogs and no headphones, please. Walkers are welcome, however city race permits only allow use of city streets until 8:30am (1hr and 15mins), so they will only be monitored by police until then. If you anticipate taking longer than this to walk 8km, please use the sidewalk.


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Race Logistics

Packet Pick-up:
FRIDAY, MAY 29: 12:00-6:00PM at Bull City Running Co.
SATURDAY, MAY 30: 6:00-7:00AM at the START line (corner of Foster St. and W. Seminary Ave, next to YMCA)

Aid Stations:
There will be 2 aid stations on the course; the first is just after the 2-mile mark and the second is just before the 4-mile mark. Water and Nuun will be available at both aid stations.

Restrooms will be available at the start area and inside the Durham Athletic Park. Restrooms in the YMCA and Farmer’s Market are restricted. There will be no facilities on the course.

Spectators are welcome at the start area, anywhere along the course, and inside the stadium at the finish. Make some noise!

Expect traffic interruptions in Downtown Durham: 7:15am to 8:15am
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. We estimate the following roads will experience traffic delays:
Seminary Ave. and Foster St. from Morgan St. to Hunt St.: 5am to 7:15am
Main St. to Buchanan Blvd.: 7:15am to 7:35am
Buchanan Blvd. to Knox St./Watt St.: 7:20am to 7:40am
Watt St. to Trinity Ave.: 7:25am to 7:50am
Trinity Ave. to Washington St.: 7:25am to 8:00am
Washington St./Morris St. to Chapel Hill St. (downtown): 7:30am to 8:10am

Course Maps

Take a look at the Course Map! 

Accommodations & Parking

Here is a Map of Surrounding Area, including parking locations.


Cash Prizes for Top Finishers
Prize purse for Top 3 Males and Females, and Top 3 Masters Males & Females. Plus, cash awards for fastest Male & Female Bull City resident!

Cowbell Medal & Age Group Awards
Custom cowbell award for all finishers, plus age group awards!