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Academy Street Strut

Mon April 23 2018
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Location: Cary, NC US 27513 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Other
Event Time Price Details
1 Mile Strut
11:30AM EDT - 12:45PM EDT
Price increases April 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Strut Relay
11:30AM EDT - 12:45PM EDT
Price increases April 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Kid Strutters (17 & Under)
11:30AM EDT - 12:45PM EDT
Price increases April 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Lunch Party
12:00PM EDT - 1:30PM EDT
Registration ends April 23, 2018 at 1:00pm EDT
307 N. Academy St.
Cary, NC US 27513

Sanctioned by USA Track & Field

Ladies unite for the Academy Street Strut, a celebration of women, fitness, and supporting our local nonprofits that serve area women, men, children, and families. You can strut your stuff the whole mile by your self or relay team. (Double Strut!) 

The post-strut party lunch is sponsored by the Humble Pig.

The wine glass and lunch party are included with the regular Strut registration, but if you don't want to strut you can sign up just for the party and still get a great wine glass! 

A portion of the proceeds raised by the Academy Street Strut will go to support area non-profits as selected by the members of the Cary Women's Giving Network. 

Here are the Academy Street Strut rules:
  • You must follow the rules of the road
  • Walk on the side walk, facing traffic
  • Use cross-walks and cross with the light
  • Must wear business attire (business suit or dress with a jacket)
  • Must wear running shoes (they do not need to match your purse & outfit!)
  • Must carry your heels (no mulligans for wearing heels)
  • Must carry a brief case or purse (you may barrow one) 
  • Jewelry is optional 

Following the 1 mile strut there will be a party at the Cary Chamber of Commerce with a variety of beverages! Invite your friends, co-workers, mother, sister, daughter - everyone really! - to come strut their stuff with you!

If you're looking for a great ladies day out of the office.... come strut!

The Academy Street Strut is part of FIt & Able's Free-for-All Race Series. Learn more and sign up for the series here!


Monday April 16th
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Check-in & Packet Pick-up at the Cary Chamber
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Academy Street Strut Open Start
12:45 PM - Course Closes
* Party awaits at the finish!
*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety 


Race Location: Downtown Cary by the Cary Chamber on N. Academy St. 

Course Information: The course starts and finishes at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, crosses Academy St. to Cary Town Hall, and heads towards the Cary Art Center on the sidewalks and then back to the Chamber. There will be a checkpoint at the Cary Art Center where the Strut Relays handoff. Restrooms are located at the Chamber. Academy Street Strut Map

Relay teams are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Cary Art Center. We recommend the second leg person drives to the Cary Art Center and hands the keys off to the starting strutter to drive back to the Chamber. 

Parking: Parking is available at the Cary Chamber of Commerce and the Herb Young Community Center parking garage. 

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! At-home moms can strut too and may push children 2 & Under in strollers but must be registered and numbered in order to participate. 

Water Stations: There will be a water station at the Cary Art Center and 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 and can only pick up their own race packet. Parents may pick up packets for their minor children but not for their spouses.

Race Souvenirs: Academy Street Strut shirts are available for $20 (while supplies last!) and participants will receive a nice finishers gift. 


Online registration closes on April 22nd at 9 PM.  Cash and checks are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.


  • Until April 1st: $20
  • Until April 22nd: $25
  • On Race Day April 23rd: $30

Strut Relay: Max 2 people

  • Until April 1st: $20 per person
  • Until April 22nd: $25
  • On Race Day April 23rd: $30

Kid Strutters (17 & Under):

  • Until April 1st: $10
  • Until April 22nd: $15
  • On Race Day April 23rd: $20

Kids in Stroller (3 & Under): $5


The Academy Street Strut 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.

 We can't wait to see you at the Academy Street Strut!

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