The 17th annual City of Oaks Marathon will take place on November 5, 2023.

Raleigh, NC May 2, 2023 — The City of Oaks Marathon is pleased to announce Martin Marietta as the Title Sponsor of the newly branded Martin Marietta City of Oaks Marathon. Set to take place November 5, 2023, the race takes place in the heart of downtown Raleigh and includes marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K races. In 2022, City of Oaks attracted nearly 6,000 participants.

“City of Oaks Marathon is a special event for the Raleigh community,” says Charlie Mercer, CEO of Capstone Event Group, the organizer of City of Oaks Marathon. “Year after year, this event attracts thousands of people from all walks of life who come together to accomplish their goals in a positive and supportive environment. We are thrilled that an admirable local organization like Martin Marietta wants to be an integral part of bringing the event to the community in 2023.”

Among Martin Marietta’s core values is a commitment to community well-being. As the largest public company in Raleigh, they regularly display that commitment. Recently, the company partnered with the City of Raleigh to secure naming rights to the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, a historic venue on South Street. While signing with the City of Oaks Marathon, Martin Marietta’s leadership also decided to match every donation to this year’s charity beneficiary, Girls on the Run Triangle, up to $15,000.

“We’re excited to work with Capstone to offer the people of Raleigh and the Triangle a fun and healthy activity that touches so many parts of our beautiful community,” says Kelly Bennett, Martin Marietta’s vice president of human resources. “When we asked Girls on the Run Triangle to be our charitable partner for this event, their team was equally excited. Girls on the Run does such important work to help young women gain the confidence they need to become the leaders of tomorrow, and that is something we’re proud to support.”

Girls on the Run Triangle positively impacts and inspires thousands of young girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running and physical activity. With the help of trained, caring, and qualified coaches, girls learn critical life skills and even contribute to the community through a service project.

The 2023 Martin Marietta City of Oaks Marathon will start and finish in the Glenwood South area and features a post-race party with live music in Raleigh’s own Smoky Hollow.

For more information about the Martin Marietta City of Oaks Marathon, visit

About Martin Marietta

A member of the S&P 500 Index, Martin Marietta is an American-based company and a leading supplier of building materials – including aggregates, cement, ready mixed concrete and asphalt. Through a network of operations spanning 28 states, Canada and the Bahamas, dedicated Martin Marietta teams supply the foundational resources on which our communities thrive.

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About Capstone Event Group

Capstone Event Group (Capstone) is a sports marketing and events production company based in Raleigh, NC. At Capstone, we believe that every runner brings a unique story to the start line. We honor each of those stories by creating memorable experiences that have a lasting impact on participants. We exist to build and steward a portfolio of events that are indispensable in their respective communities and in the lives of our participants.