Run O' the Peak

In-Person Race Mar. 12th OR Virtual Race Mar. 5th - 12th Apex, NC 27502 US Directions
Events

10K

$35 Price increases after February 11, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
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5K

$25 Price increases after February 11, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Fun Run

$15 Price increases after February 11, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends March 11, 2022 at 6:00pm EST
Shipping Included!

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends March 12, 2022 at 10:00am EST
Shipping Included!

Virtual 10K

$40 Registration ends March 12, 2022 at 10:00am EST
Shipping Included!

Virtual Fun Run

$20 Registration ends March 12, 2022 at 10:00am EST

Event Vendor

$150 Registration ends March 10, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Description

Benefitting the Apex Chamber of Commerce

Fit & Able is proud to launch the inaugural Run the Peak event race in partnership with the Apex Chamber of Commerce. After the race, participants can enjoy a health fair, local food trucks, and beer vendors. Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with the Apex Chamber!

The mission of the Apex Chamber of Commerce is to engage businesses to improve the economic vitality and quality of life of the Apex community.  

The Apex Chamber of Commerce advocates for the business community and takes positions on public and civic issues affecting the business community, facilitates educational opportunities including seminars and events to support our members in their success, and provides networking opportunities to give Chamber members an opportunity to share ideas with other business owners.

All in-person and virtual participants will get a Run the Peak shirt, finishers medal, and one complimentary drink ticket. Virtual race options are also available for those runners who are participating from far away or aren't comfortable racing in-person yet. * Shipping included for virtual races. 

Scroll down for more details about how you can win great prizes and swag by referring people to sign up with you!

Invite your friends and family to run together!

Run the Peak is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series

* * * Due to the evolving pandemic recommendations and requirements any specific changes to event operations for protecting participant health and safety will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the race. Virtual options are available for those runners who aren’t comfortable racing in person yet but still want to participate in the event. Please check your email the evening before the race for the latest updates. * * *

We can't wait to see you at Run the Peak!

IN-PERSON Race Information

* Final race day information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants and volunteers the week prior to the in-person race. Additional updates may be sent up to the morning of the in-person race.

Schedule

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Packet Pick-up & Check In
  • 8:45 AM - Fun Run Staggered Start
  • 9:00 AM - 10K & 5K Staggered Start

* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety

Information

Race Location: Apex Town Hall (73 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502). (Venue subject to change as permitted by local officials.)

Course Information: The course is on Apex paved roads and trails with moderate hills; conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. The course is NOT USATF certified. GPS tracking apps are not suitable for measuring course distances accurately.

Run O' the Peak Course Maps
5K        10K        Fun Run

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! 
* No dogs or bikes permitted in the race. 
* We strongly discourage participants wearing headphones of any sort while racing for their own safety and so they can properly hear instructions on the course.
* Kids in strollers must be registered and be with a parent registered in either the 5K, 10K , or Fun Run. Kids in strollers must be numbered, properly buckled into the stroller, and we strongly encourage them to wear a helmet.
* If you or one of your party have a physical or developmental need that may require special accommodation please contact us at least one month prior to the event to discuss reasonable accommodations that may be available. 

Course Aid: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line. There will be a water station on the course and near the finish line.  Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area.

Packet Pick-up: All participants must show a photo ID or be with a guardian with a photo ID in order to pick up their race packets. Participants may pickup packets for others if they have a screenshot or photocopy of their photo ID.

Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available to assist us with registration, handing out water, and cheering on runners please sign up to volunteer between 8:00 AM -12:00 PM. Sign up through the link in the menu!

Race Souvenirs: Run the Peak shirts are included with registration for all events until March 1st. * In-person race packets will not be shipped and will only be available on race day!

Awards: Award distribution information will be provided in pre-race email. All awards will be mailed or emailed to their recipients the week after the race. Save your Run the Peak bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • 5K & 10K Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Omega Sports gift cards)
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (Fit & Able gift codes)
      • 0 - 4, 5 - 9, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 - 84, 85 - 89, 90 - 94, 95 - 99
  • Fun Run Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fit & Able gift codes)

Registration

Online registration closes on March 11th at 6 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day between ONLY 7:00 - 9:30 AM.

VIRTUAL Race Information

* Final virtual race information will be emailed to all registered participants the week prior to the virtual race window. Additional updates may be sent up to the end of the virtual race window.

Schedule

  • March 5th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Start
  • March 12th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Finish
  • March 12th at 5:00 PM - Final Results Posted

Information

Race Location: Anywhere you want to run! You can run wherever you are comfortable: on the greenways, in your neighborhood, even around your living room. Just stay safe, have fun, and log the distance you signed up to run.

Course Information: Course conditions depend on the weather and where you choose to run. There will not be an athletic trainer or any water stations provided on the course other than public restrooms and water fountains available at parks. A virtual race is BYOB! 

Events: All results must be submitted by participants; we highly recommend tracking your run on RaceJoy (completely optional!), which can automatically submit your finish time. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!

Race Souvenirs: Run the Peak shirts are included with registration for all events until March 1st. * Virtual race packets will be shipped! ** Breakable items cannot be shipped but can be picked up at the in-person race; a non-breakable finishers gift will be substituted for shipped packets if needed. 

Packet Pick-up: Race packet shipping is included with virtual race registration. Virtual race participants may also pick up their packets at the in-person race. * All virtual race packets will be shipped the week following the in-person race.

Awards: Award distribution information will be provided in pre-race email. All awards will be emailed to their recipients the week after the race. Save your Run the Peak bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • Virtual 5K & 10K Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fit & Able gift codes)
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (Fit & Able gift codes)
      • 0 - 4, 5 - 9, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 - 84, 85 - 89, 90 - 94, 95 - 99
  • Virtual Fun Run Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fit & Able gift codes)

Registration

Online registration closes on March 12th at 10 AM. 

Refer Friends, Build a Team, and Fundraise for Prizes!

Referral Rewards

Sign up, invite friends and family to join you, and get over $150 in rewards and swag! Yes, really!

1. First, sign up for the 5K or greater distance! 
2. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a unique referral link in your confirmation email to share with your friends and family or post on social media. Get more info on Referral Refunds here.
3. Get 5 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will automatically receive a $15 refund. Boom!
4. Get 5 more friends (10 total)  to join you and get up to another $15 of your registration fee back.
5. Get another 5 friends (15 total) to sign up and we will send you a FREE "Certified Fit & Able" t-shirt.
6. But if you can get 25 friends or family all in to race with you, then we will give you $100 CASH!

PLUS, if your friends and family sign up through your referral link within 72 hours of you registering they will get a $5 discount automatically applied at checkout!

Team Rewards

You can also potentially get up to $15 off each team member's registration fee when you recruit a Charity Race Team!

1. First, create a Charity Race Team while you're signing up for any distance! 
2. Invite your friends and family to sign up and join your team. (Pssst... they can use your unique referral link so you get the credit towards the referral swag!)
3. After 10 members join the team all will get an automatic $5 refund on their registration fee! Plus a $5 discount for future team members.
4. When your team reaches 25 members everyone will get another $5 refund! Plus a $10 discount for future team members. 
5. AND, when your team reaches 50 members everyone will get yet another $5 refund! Plus a $15 discount for that last team member!

Fundraising Rewards

ALSO, you can get up to $25 of your registration fee back when you choose to become a fundraiser for any participating charity while signing up and requesting a refund if you raise at least $250 (must check the box during signup!).

Some Restrictions Apply. Message Info@fitandable.net if you have questions.

  • Registrations for all distances count towards the threshold requirements but only registrations for 5K and greater races are eligible for refunds.
  • Friends must register with your referral link at the time of registration. Those who sign up without your link will not be added to your referral account.
  • Using a referral link is not required to join a Charity Race Team. 
  • Refunds will be automatically credited to the card you registered with within 20 days for reaching the required referral total.
  • Rewards combine but the maximum refund cannot exceed the registration fee paid, including any discounts. $10 of each registration is non-refundable. 
  • Refund only applies to the registration fee portion of the entry. Transaction fees or other fees or charges will not be refunded.
  • Only the participant who paid the registration fee and whose credit card is in the system will receive a refund ($0 registrations have no funds to refund). 
Official Run the Peak Playlist

If you have a song you'd like us to add to the Official Run the Peak Playlist (and it's both appropriate for all ages and fits the Run the Peak theme!), then please send your suggestion to info@fitandable.net and we will check it out!

Disclaimers

Run the Peak and all its participants are subject to these event policies

Information from this master site is often shared to or scraped by other online sources that aren't updated when changes are made here. This site on RunSignUp is the only official and updated source for information regarding this event. Everyone who registers for this event will be automatically subscribed to Fit & Able's email distribution list and may unsubscribe at any time. 

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. 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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