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Fit & Able is proud to introduce the Cary Greenways Half-marathon with 5K and 10K options. Choose your challenge! Run the trails you love but get timed! This race is capped so sign up soon!
This year we are pleased to partner with the Cary Police Department's program to support the Special Olympics North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run. The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina.
Participants have a 2-hour window (8:00 - 10:00 AM) during which to start the race of their choice and have until 12:00 PM to finish. The half-marathon turnaround point at North Cary Park closes at 10:30 AM.
The Cary Greenways Half-marathon is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series.
Sunday April 22
*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety
Race Location: Fred G. Bond Metro Park. - Kiwanis Shelter
Course Information: The 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 Sertoma Amphitheatre parking area near the Bond Park Kiosk. Restrooms are located at the Kiwanis Shelter, the Boat House, SK8/Godbold Park, and the pavilion at North Cary Park (half marathon turn around point).
Runners are advised to to follow all crossing lights and be aware of unmarked intersections.
Parking: Please park at the Kiwanis Shelter or in the lots near ballfields 1, 2, 3, or 4.
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 10:00 AM. The half-way turnaround closes at 10:30 AM and the course closes at 12:00 PM. 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! Dogs are not allowed to participate with owners in any event!
Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line.
Water Stations: Water fountains are located at the Kiwanis Shelter, the Boat House, SK8/Godbold Park and the pavilion at North Cary Park (half marathon turn around point). There will be three water stations on the course: at the 5K, 10K, and Half turn around. 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. All young kids in strollers must be registered and numbered in order to participate with their parents. Early packet pickup will be announced race week.
Race Souvenirs: Cary Greenways Half-Marathon soft cotton shirt included with registration and finisher gift guaranteed if registered by April 1st. First come first serve after that date. Shirts are also available separately for $15. (April 16: Finishers medal and mug are now included only as available after the race.)
Awards: Prizes will be distributed after the last runner is in. Awards will be mailed out - Top 3 Male/Female winners in the 5K, 10K, and Half-marathon. Awards are provided by Omega Sports - Crossroads Plaza.
Online registration closes on April 21st at 9 PM. Cash and checks are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.
10K: Shirt included until April 1st.
5K: Shirt included until April 1st.
Half-Marathon: Shirt included until April 1st.
Kids in Strollers: $5
* Kids being pushed in strollers must be registered and numbered; no mug included with registration; and are not eligible for prizes.
The Cary Greenways Half-Marathon 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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