Casual twilight bike ride through Durham, 5K
running race, and a fun post-race block party

Bike Ride

Ride into the sunset on Blackwell Street on this leisurely 10.6 mile bike ride.  The ride is hilly but the pace is moderate to easy.  The ride starts at 7:30 PM

All bikes are required by NC state law to have a white light in front and a red light in back.

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5K Race

Team up with your favorite runners in costumes, glow jewelry and more!  The 5K race starts at 7:45 PM on Blackwell St at Durham Athletic Park.

The Bull Moon 5K has a USATF Certified course.  The race is timed by Precision Race and is part of the Triangle Race Series.


  • Top 3 overall M&F

  • Top 3 M&F in these age groups:  19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+


Certified 5K Course:


Post Race Block Party - Music, BBQ & Beer

Stay for the music and fun!  Runners and riders get a BBQ dinner plate and a free beer (age 21+) and food.  LIVE Music by Turquoise Trader - one of our Rise 'n Shine Festival bluegrass bands.

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The Fine Print
Registration includes:

  • Entry in either the Bike Ride or 5K Race

  • Post-Race block party

  • Post-race BBQ Plate & Beer (age 21+)

  • Bull Moon Shirt for those who register by August 5 (or while supplies last).

Registration Prices:

  • $36 through June 30

  • $42 from July 1 - 31

  • $46 from August 1 - 13

  • $50 on August 14

Event Schedule:

  • Friday 5-7 pm:  Advanced Check-In & Registration (location TBD)

  • Saturday:

    • 5-7 pm:  Event day check-in & registration on Blackwell St at the DBAP

    • 7:30 pm:  RIDE start

    • 7:45 pm:  5K Race start 

    • 8-10 pm: Post race block party on Blackwell Street


Parking in American Tobacco Campus parking decks is $5 per car.  Carpooling is encouraged.

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