"Everybody is so happy whether somebody's walk in the first 5K or running their 50th marathon it's a group of folks that are positive and happy and excited to be here," John Kane, the founder and race organizer of the marathon.
The course weaves throughout the city of Raleigh, causing some road and trail closures around the capital city
The race is a qualifier for one of the country's largest marathons, the Boston Marathon..
The city has detours in place, but roads are expected to reopen around 1 p.m.
For a full list of closures and estimated reopening times, check here.
Greenway trails impacted: