Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of bike and equipment do I need for the bike ride?

Any type of bike will do, but you need front and rear lights and you must wear a bicycle helmet.

Is the bicycle ride a timed race?

No, the ride is a leisurely evening tour through downtown Durham and Duke campus.  

Is the 5K run timed?

Yes, the 5K run is on a USATF Certified course and is chip-timed by Precision Race.  There will be overall and age group prizes for the fastest runners.  The 5K is also part of the Triangle Race Series.  Runners who complete at least 4 of the 20+ races in the Series will score an invitation to the year-end Series awards banquet and will qualify for Series swag and awards.  CLICK HERE for more details on the Triangle Race Series

Do I have to fundraise in order to participate

No, you are not required to fundraise,  There are two goals for this event:  have fun and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.  To help Habitat, we suggest that every rider and runner either donate or fundraise at least $25.  There are fundraising incentives for those who raise more.  See the Charity Info page for details.