The Merge 25K race is less than one month away, and registration is at nearly 75%!
Please help us spread the word! Details of the event are coming together quickly, and we're updating our race page with all the important info, so keep checking back. Please see below for the official schedule of events. We can't wait to see you there!
We're doing weekly raffle prizes for all race registrants, too! This week, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to Fullsteam Brewery, conveniently located right at the finish line! All race registrants are automatically entered to win, so sign up before Monday, March 10 to win! A new raffle starts next week, so stay tuned!
Merge 25K Schedule of Events
Friday, March 21
3:30-6:30pm - Packet Pickup at Bull City Running Co. (202 W NC Highway 54, Suite 201 Durham, NC 27713)
Saturday, March 22
5:45-7:15am - Packet Pickup at East Chapel Hill High School Start area
5:30-6:45am - Shuttles begin leaving from 300 W Morgan St. Durham to race start line
7:30am - 25K Race begins!
9am - Motorco Festivities begin
10:30am - Awards
10:45am - Bouncing Bulldogs
11:30am - Cosmic Punk
12:15pm - Vertical Scratchers
1pm - The Love Language
The party will be held at Motorco Music Hall and feature performances from The Love Language & Vertical Scratchers in addition to DJing by Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, a performance by Durham's own Bouncing Bulldogs, and Girls Rock NC graduates Cosmic Punk! The Durham Bulls' Mascot Wool E. Bull will also celebrate with us! We'll have a pop-up store with Merge music & gear, including custom Merge 25K magnets for sale. The party is free & open to the public, so invite your family & friends to join in the celebration!
In addition to post-race snacks & beer for runners, there will be food available from Motorco's Parts & Labor, Pie Pushers, Kokyu BBQ, Parlour and The Pit.
Watch the brand-new Vertical Scratchers video for "Kingdom Come" below!
Don't forget, follow the FREE & comprehensive Merge 25K training plan created by our partners at Bull City Running Co. can be downloaded here, and you can still register at our race page. What are you waiting for?