6 PM Update:  It looks like the lighting is not holforecast to be active in the area of the race, though there may be some rain.  WE WILL proceed with Bull Moon, but may still have to cancel if there is lightning in the area closer to start time.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BIKE RIDERS:  The bike course will be unsupported due to a lack of Police support.  You may choose to ride AT YOUR OWN RISK.  Roads are open to vehicle traffic.  If you don't feel comfortable riding on without support, DO NOT ride.  We will automaitcally register everyone for the Virtual event. 

If we have to cancel we will convert everyone to the virtual event.  You may still pick up your shirt at the ball park this evening.  We will also schedule a shirt pickup at a later date.

Bike Ride

Ride into the sunset on Blackwell Street on this leisurely 9.6 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.

Bike Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32087311


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:  https://certifiedroadraces.com/certificate/?type=l&id=NC17031DF


Post Race Block Party - Music, BBQ & Beer

Stay for the music, food & drink!  Live music by Turqoise Trader.  Runners and riders get a BBQ dinner plate and a free beer (age 21+).  We will have hand sanitizer stations.  You are welcome to wear a mask.   and we recommend social distancing as much as possible.

Not running or riding?  We have a "Party Only" option which includes admission to the post-race party with live music, BBQ and a beer (age 21+)

COVID Safety

With concerns over the spread of the "Delta" variant, we are taking these steps for the safety of our volunteers, participants, and staff:

  • VIRUTAL OPTION:  Any registered participant may switch to the "Virtual" 5K Run or 10 mile bike ride.  Simply email info@precisionrace by Friday requesting the switch to virutal.  Your shirt will be mailed to you.  Use the ItsYourRace mobile app to track/measure/time your virtual ride or run.  The app will notify you when you have completed your distance and prompt to you upload your results..  You will have until the end of August to complete your virtual ride or run and enter your results online.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located at check-in and near the food/drink.

  • Volunteers will be wearing masks at check-in and food and drink stations.  Volunteers handling food/drink will be wearing gloves, as well.  Water will be available in individual water bottles rather than bulk distribution in cups.

  • Participants are welcome to wear masks when not riding/running and are encouraged to socially distance.

  • This year's post-race party will be more laid back with live music by Turquoise Trader.

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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 4-7 pm:  Advanced Check-In & Registration at Fleet Feet Sports in the Renaissance Center (6807 Fayetteville Rd #105, Durham, NC 27713)

  • 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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