Blue Blood Rivalry Run - Gridiron Edition

Durham, NC

Blue Blood Rivalry 5K Run/Walk - Gridiron Edition - We are TAKING THE RIVALRY TO THE STREETS!!! Ready to take your GAME DAY activities to the next level? Join us for the fall Blue Blood Rivalry 5K Run/Walk - Gridiron Edition.

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 Dark Blue or Carolina Blue. Run or walk the 5K course and receive the first edition finisher's Blue Blood medallion bottle opener.

Hold on… Don’t have blue blood?

That’s OK. 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 our race charity.

Can't get to Durham on November 10th?

Sign up for the BBR 5k Virtual Run and receive a T-shirt and Medallion after the race. With runners in 18 states and the District of Columbia last year, we plan to reach all 50 this year! You can run the Virtual Race anytime and anywhere! We encourage you to run before the race date and send us your photos ( or simply post your picture on Instagram or Twitter (make sure your account is set to public when posting) with Hashtag #BlueBloodRivalry to be featured on our website ( We want Duke, Carolina, NC State and Party Crashers world-wide, no matter where you are on race day, to get involved with the Blue Blood Rivalry 5K to support the Special Olympics.

Help us light up the entire United States of America, while supporting the the Special Olympics. Sign up to be a Virtual Runner below!


Who has the most fanatics?

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

Our Charity:

We want all fans to join together in a fun and competitive atmosphere while raising money for the Special Olympics Durham County

This year, we have partnered with the Special Olympics of Durham and after the race, we will donate 50% of our gross profits to this local charity. We appreciate everything they do not only for our community.. Help us thank them and register now!

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

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The Blue Blood Rivalry Run is a 5K fun run / walk. Entry includes:

  • Team T-Shirt of your choice
  • Finisher's Medallion Bottle Opener
  • Blue Blood Beer Post Race Party

BlueBlood Swag

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



Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup will also be available at the Start/Finish race day from 7am - 8am

Results and Awards:

Runners can visit the green Precision Race "Results" tent in the post-race area to get your personal results printout including time as well as overall, gender and age group rankings.

Runners and friends and family can also see LIVE results in the free ItsYourRace mobile app and online HERE.

Awards are provided by Fleet Feet Sports and include:
  • Top 2 overall males & females
  • Top 3 males and females in these age groups:  10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+  
Blue Blood Rivalry 5/k Course - Start Time: 8:30 AM

Schedule of Events
RUN PACKET PICKUP:                                                                                                                          

    Friday, November 9th 2018

    Pick Up Time - 4PM - 8 PM

    Omega Sports

    5426 New Hope Commons Dr. B

    Durham. North Carolina 27707



    Saturday November 10, 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

    Post Race Beer Garden: Please bring your 5K bib to enter the post race Blue Blood Rivalry Beer Garden located @ the amphitheater on  American Tobacco Campus

 Photos - Blue Blood Rivalry 5K Run/Walk Basketball Dribble - Saturday, March 3, 2018

Blue Blood Rivalry Run Partners and Sponsors 

Blue Blood Rivalry Ale - Game Day Beer - Light, Crisp and Refreshing - Available at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Total Wine, Target, Sprouts Farmers Market, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Publix, Bottle Revolution and local bottle shops located throughout North Carolina

You can sign up for the BlueBlood Rivalry 5k

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!

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

Blue Blood Rivalry Social News


When & Where

Nov 10, 2018


8:30 AM

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