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We love Cary's Greenway system. That's why we have TWO races that feature them directly and quite a few others that use bits and pieces of them. Cary has over 80 miles of trails with more are on the way! Greenways enhance our lives in many ways by providing a recreational amenity for walking, jogging, and bicycling in a natural setting remote from traffic, preserving pristine open space to enhance Cary's quality of life, and linking our neighborhoods with parks, schools, community centers, and other neighborhoods. We have TWO big goals with the Cary Greenways Challenge.
First, we want to introduce you to virtual challenges. Virtual challenges are a great new activity that we will be creating more of soon but we know not many people have done one yet. So here is a FREE opportunity to try out a virtual challenge and see how it works with all the bells and whistles! All you have to do is sign up and log your distance here each time you go for a run, walk, or jog. It's that easy!
Second, we just want to give you, your friends, and family something fun to do! There is no set course and you don't need to run ALL of the greenways. If you have one stretch of trail you love, then just run that multiple times! As you submit your distances and times for reach run/walk you will hit various milestones and see your progress marked on the Crazy 80 map we made. You can break it up into as many small or large chunks as you want. Once you've completed 80 miles total you're done!
Plus if you help get your friends to run the challenge virtually with you, then you can win some great gear! Check your confirmation email for your unique referral link and email to friends and family or post it on social media: Get 15 friends to sign up and get a FREE Certified Fit & Able t-shirt (they must be registered by August 20th), get 25 friends to sign up and get a FREE 5K entry to the Fit & Able race of your choice!
PLUS PLUS you can create a Charity Race Team (and a related fundraising team too!). The Race Team that gets the most members (but at least 25) will win a 25% coupon for the Fit & Able race of their choice for EACH race team member. And, the Fundraising Team that raises the most (but at least $500) will also win a 25% coupon for EACH fundraising team member!
So, for the price of FREE you can enjoy Cary's beautiful greenways and win a bunch of coupons for your future races!
* Final pre-race packet pickup information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants the week prior to the virtual race.
Challenge Location: We hope you'll run Cary's beautiful greenways but you don't have to! 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 after each run. You can find a complete map of Cary's Greenway system here: https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/bike-cary/maps
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: Everyone is welcome to participate! All events are now virtual so there are no chip-timed results. All results must be submitted by participants. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!
Packet Pick-Up: Virtual packets will be available for pickup at:
Race Souvenirs: Given this challenge is FREE no swag is included but Certified Fit & Able premium soft cotton shirts, Team Fit & Able performance tech shirts, and medals are available separately until September 20th. Shirts are $15 and medals are $5. Get a FREE Certified Fit & Able shirt when you refer 15 friends to participate (they must be registered by September 20th)!
Awards: This is not a competitive challenge! Do your best and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment at the end!
Online registration closes on October 2nd at 10 AM.
The Cary Greenways Challenge 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.
Sign up for FREE and get over $100 in swag and race coupons! Yes, really!
1. First, sign up for any 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.
3. Get 15 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will automatically receive a FREE Certified Fit & Able t-shirt. Boom!
4. Get 25 friends to sign up and you get a FREE entry to the Fit & Able 5K of your choice (or equivalent credit for a greater distance)!
BUT you can also create a Charity Race Team and an affiliated Fundraising Team.
1. First, create a Charity Race Team and Fundraising Team while you're signing up for any distance!
2. Invite your friends and family to sign up and join your Race and Fundraising Teams. (Pssst... they can use your unique referral link when they do this so you get the credit towards the referral swag!)
3. The Race Team that gets the most members (but at least 25 that submit results) will win a 25% coupon for the Fit & Able race of their choice for EACH race team member.
4. The Fundraising Team that raises the most (but at least $500 with $10 per member average) will also win a 25% coupon for EACH fundraising team member!
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