Cary Greenways Tour

Sun October 6, 2019 Cary, NC US 27513 Directions


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2139 Old Reedy Creek Rd.
Cary, NC US 27513

* * * Due to changes in available Cary Police coverage the marathon course is being re-routed. * * *

Fit & Able is proud to announce the Cary Greenways Tour to mark the 40th Anniversary of Cary's Greenway system!

Cary is the best place to live and one reason is that Cary has more than 30 parks and natural areas, more than 80 miles (and growing!) of greenways, seven special use facilities, four world-class sports venues, and nine staffed all-ages program facilities. If you want an active, healthy place to live for your family, Cary is the place for you!

Fit & Able is partnering with the Town of Cary to provide an annual Tour of the Cary Greenways, including a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Dash. Just like Cary Parks & Rec. this event has something for everyone! And, each year the course will change to highlight new greenways and parks as well as new connections to other towns' greenway systems. 

Choose your challenge! Run the trails you love but get timed! This race is capped so sign up soon! Young children in 5K and greater distances must run with a registered adult. 

Play It Forward: We will be accepting donations to support the Town of Cary Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program for Youth Sports and 100% of the Kids Dash fee will go to support this program too. 

It is in keeping with the Town of Cary’s philosophy to ensure that all citizens receive equal opportunity to participate in recreation. The Town provides the opportunity for Cary residents to apply for scholarships and/or reduction of fees for Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources’ programs.  There are many needs in our community that have been met because of the support of this program. Your tax deductible donations of any amount are welcome anytime.

The Cary Greenways Tour is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series.


Sunday October 6

  • 7:00 - 8:00 AM - Marathon Check-in
  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM - Marathon Open Start
  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM - Half-marathon Check-in
  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM - Half-marathon Open Start
  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM - 10K, 5K, & Kids Dash Check-in
  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - 10K & 5K Open Start
  • 9:00 - 9:15 AM - Kids Dash Open Start
  • 1:00 PM - Course Closes

*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety


Race Location: Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead (2139 Old Reedy Creek Rd., Cary, NC 27513).

Course Information: The out-and-back course is on the Town of Cary's paved and natural greenways: conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. The start and finish are at the Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead.  Restrooms are available there. These courses are not USATF certified. 

Cary Greenways Tour Course Maps

Runners are advised to to follow all crossing lights and be aware of unmarked intersections. 

Parking: Parking arrangements TBD. Runners will be transported from designated parking areas to the start.

Race Start: The race is an open start on to the course to reduce participant impact on the greenways. You will cross a timing pad as you start and when you finish. You can start anytime between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM. The half-way turnaround closes at 10:00 AM and the course closes at 11:30 AM. Remember a faster runner might start later than you!

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate! All participants will have chip-timed results that will be posted online. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race! USATF Rules: Dogs, bikes, and strollers are not allowed to participate in any event!

First Aid: First Aid will be available at the finish line.

Water Stations: Water fountains are located at the Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead shelter and on the course.  There will be three water stations on the course: at the 5K, 10K, Half, and Full turn around as well as other key locations. Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area. The water stations are marked on the map.

Packet Pick-up: All participants must show a photo ID in order to pick up their race packets.  All participants must pick up their own race packet and sign the USATF waiver.  Minors must be with a guardian to pick up their race packet. Early packet pickup will be announced race week. 

Race Souvenirs: Cary Greenways Tour cotton shirt included with Full, Half, 10K, and 5K registration and finisher gift guaranteed if registered by September 10th.  First come first serve while supplies last after that date.  Kids Dash participants can purchase shirt and medal separately for $15. Shirts are also available separately for $15. Awards not picked up at the event will be left at Omega Sports (Crossroad). 

Awards:  Prizes will be distributed after the last runner is in. Awards will not be mailed out - Top 3 Male/Female winners in the 5K, 10K, Half-marathon, and Full-marathon. Awards are provided by Omega Sports - Crossroads Plaza. 


Online registration closes on October 5th at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit card are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.

Full Marathon: Shirt included until September 10th.

  • Until August 1st: $60
  • Until September 1st: $65
  • Until October 5th: $70
  • On Race Day October 6th: $75

Half-Marathon: Shirt included until September 10th.

  • Until August 1st: $50
  • Until September 1st: $55
  • Until October 5th: $60
  • On Race Day October 6th: $65

10K: Shirt included until September 10th.

  • Until August 1st: $40
  • Until September 1st: $45
  • Until October 5th: $50
  • On Race Day October 6th: $55

5K: Shirt included until September 10th.

  • Until August 1st: $30
  • Until September 1st: $35
  • Until October 5th: $40
  • On Race Day October 6th: $45

Kids Dash: 100% of fee will support ToC's Play it Forward program.

  • Until August 1st: $10
  • On Race Day October 6th: $15

* Shirt and medal can be purchased separately for $15. 

Kids 5 & Under: $5
* Kids must be with an adult registered in a regular event; no mug included with registration; and are not eligible for prizes. 


The Cary Greenways Tour and all its participants are subject to these event policies

Fit & Able Productions is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting community and family fitness in Cary since 1997 through organizing creative events and training programs. We also support many programs, such as swim safety lessons for underprivileged children and adults, youth fitness programs, and health education run by our community partners including the Cary Family YMCA, Triangle Aquatic Center, and Town of Cary. Proceeds from our events that aren't designated to support other organizations go to support the event and other Fit & Able nonprofit activities.

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We can't wait to see you at the Cary Greenways Tour!

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