There’s so much to love about the capital city, which is why we wanted to spread the love and pass along 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Raleigh! Raleigh is no stranger to the spotlight and boasts an impressive list of accolades that include a top destination among world travelers, one of America’s friendliest city’s and more. Discover just a few of the reasons to fall in love with Raleigh:
- Scenic, rewarding and challenging course
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon course takes runners on an up close foot tour through the city. North Carolina is renowned for rolling hills throughout the state and Raleigh is no exception. Although a hilly terrain requires you to show your grit and power through, their peaks are also responsible for some of the best views in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.
- These iconic Raleigh Participant T-shirts
Inspired by the city’s rich cultural roots, the 2017 participant t-shirts feature some of Raleigh’s most popular landmark sites. 2017 participants will see may of these photo worthy sites throughout the marathon and 1/2 marathon course. Be on the look out!
- Eating amazing southern food and not feeling guilty about it. (You’ll run it all off!)
Raleigh is the proud home of more than 1,300 restaurants–yes, 1,300! The city’s restaurant scene was just one of the winning features that earned the city a spot among the Forbes Travel Guide Top 12 Travel Destinations of 2017!
- Taking on the Remix Challenge and earning 3 times the bling in one weekend
The Remix Challenge is still new to the capital city, celebrating it’s inaugural year in April 2016. The Remix Challenge is for true Rock Stars looking to extend their race weekend into a two-day affair for triple the rewards.
- Exploring all that North Carolina’s Capital has to offer!
One race weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina isn’t near enough time to experience all the city has to offer. There’s a local craft brewery scene that’s giving Boulder, Colorado and Asheville, North Carolina a run for their money. Raleigh-Durham is also home of the county’s top academic institutions, a burgeoning hub for international corporations and a city ripe with miles of riverwalks, greenway trails and outdoor activities for outdoor enthusiasts. To be fair–Raleigh’s got all this more, we’ve just run out of room!