Blue Blood Rivalry Run - Hoops Edition

Durham, NC

Here’s your chance to celebrate, support, and participate in the rivalry like never before.Declare your allegiance and receive your race shirt in either Duke Blue or Carolina Blue.
Run, walk, or yes, dribble the 5K course and receive the first edition finisher's Blue Blood medallion bottle opener.

Hold on… Don’t have blue blood?

That’s Okay. Choose the “Party Crasher" division and receive the custom crasher t-shirt in white and red!  Fans of all schools will gather to compete for supremacy in the fun, festive atmosphere, while raising money for Durham County Special Olympics and Duke Children's.

Schedule of Events:
RUN PACKET PICKUP:                                                                                                                          

    Friday March 2nd 2018

    Pick Up Time - 4PM - 8 PM

    Omega Sports

    5426 New Hope Commons Dr. B

    Durham. North Carolina 27707



    Saturday March 3, 2018

    Run Start:  8:30am



    ATC South and North Parking Deck

    705 Willard Street and Pettigrew

    Durham, NC 27701


    American Tobacco Campus

    318 Blackwell Street

    Durham, NC 27701



    American Tobacco Campus

    318 Blackwell Street

    Durham, NC 27701


    Please bring your 5K bib to enter the post race  Blue Blood Rivalry Beer Garden to receive 10-15% off of your purchases. The Blue Blood Rivalry Ale is being served at Tyler’s Taproom, The Bullpen ATC Mellow Mushroom, Cuban Revolution and Town Hall Burger and Beer (Southpoint).

    Blue Blood Rivalry Ale Six Packs are available at Bottle Rev CH - 3130 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    Blue Blood Rivalry 5K Course Map


Can't get to Durham on March 3rd?

We still have your back. Register as a VIRTUAL RUNNER and we'll send you the rivalry t-shirt and bottle opener medallion.

Who has the most fanatics?

Only you can tip the scales in your favor. Take this rivalry to the streets!

Our Charities: Durham County Special Olympics & Duke Children's

We want all fans to join together in a fun and competitive atmosphere while raising money for two amazing charities.


This year, we have partnered with Durham County Special Olympics Duke Children’s and after the race, we will donate 100% of our gross profits toward both of these important hospitals. We appreciate everything they do not only for our community but for their global support. Help us thank them and register now!

Want to do even more for the charity?  CLICK HERE to fundraise for them:


The Blue Blood Rivalry Run is a 5K fun run / walk / dribble around the streets and paths of Historic Downtown Durham. Entry includes:
  • Team T-Shirt of your choice
  • Finisher's Medallion Bottle Opener
  • Blue Blood Beer Post Race Party

Plenty of parking available at the American Tobacco Campus adjacent to Blackwell Street.

BlueBlood Swag

T-shirt of your choice! Carolina blue, Duke blue, or white for others crashing the party! Plus, righteous bottle opener Finisher's Medal!


Packet Pickup and Registration will be held on Friday, March 2rd from 4 pm until 8 pm:

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup will also be available at the Start/Finish area adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletics Park on race day from 7am - 8am.  The basketball dribble 5K starts at 8:30 AM and the 5K starts at 8:35 AM

Blue Blood Rivalry Ale - Game Day Beer - Light, Crisp and Refreshing - Available at Bottle Rev (Chapel Hill), Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Target, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Publix, Bottle Revolution and local bottle shops located throughout North Carolina

Duke-Carolina, The Blood Blood Rivalry Movie - Go behind the scenes on game day and gain an inside perspective from the coaches, players, broadcasters, students and other fans that have lived for what is called the greatest rivalry in sports!

Download Today - Available on Apple TVChromcastAmazon Fire and all VOD distribution platforms. Search: Blue Blood Rivalry

Blue Blood Rivalry Social News - 

eBook Series -

When & Where

Mar 3, 2018


8:30 AM

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