Blue Blood Rivalry Run - Gridiron Edition

Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill on September 23?

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: UNC Lineberger & 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 UNC Lineberger & Duke Children’s and after the race, we will donate 50% 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 thankthem 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 around the streets and paths near Meadowmont Village. 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 3 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
The Blue Blood Rivalry Run/Walk Gridiron Edition start/finish line and post race tailgate is in downtown Meadowmont Village.  All runners should feel free to park anywhere inside the Meadowmont Village for the race and post race tailgate.

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

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

Looking for a fun weekly social run group? Training for the BlueBlood Rivalry 5k September 23rd? Join us at Bottle Rev Chapel Hill Thursdays 6:15 PM for Bottle Run. We offer 3 and 5 mile greenway and neighborhood routes tuned to all types of runners, walkers and speeds. Cue sheets are available. Routes are mapped on Strava. Afterwards, join us back at the shop for wine and beer on tap, discounts on select draft beer. We have BlueBlood Rivalry beer in cans!

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!

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

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When & Where

Sep 23, 2017


8:30 AM

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