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Cary Unity Walk & Fun Run

Sun September 23, 2018 Cary, NC US 27511 Directions

Cary Unity Walk

8:00AM EDT - 8:45AM EDT

5K Fun Run

9:15AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT

10K Fun Run

9:15AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

8:45AM EDT - 9:15AM EDT

Kids 5 & Under

8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

Festival Exhibitors

7:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

Festival Performers

8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
201 Soccer Park Dr.
Cary, NC US 27511

The Cary Unity Walk is an event to celebrate citizens working together to support local first responders and create a safe, unified, and nurturing community for our youth and our future. This year we are proud to announce that the Cary Unity Walk is also helping support the Triangle Apartment Association's nonprofit organization A New Lease on Life

A New Lease on Life assists those experiencing homelessness to get back on their feet through stable housing by providing an available apartment home at a reduced rate over a 12-24 month period. The program offers a hand up to those in need. Our purpose is to provide an essential need through stable housing thereby allowing these families to establish up to 2 years of positive rental history thereby allowing them to remain as market renters or in some instances to purchase a home of their very own.

Their Mission Statement: Empowering those who are experiencing homelessness by equipping them with opportunities to obtain stable housing.

This event will kick off with a walk around WakeMed Soccer Park. Fit & Able will also stage a 5K and 10K race at WakeMed Soccer Park.


Sunday September 23rd

  • 6:30 - 7:45 AM - Walk Check-in in Downtown Cary
  • 7:45 AM - Invocations & Announcements
  • 8:00 AM - Walk Start in Downtown Cary
  • 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM - Race Packet Pick-up at WakeMed Soccer
  • 8:00 AM - Noon - Cary Unity Festival at WakeMed Soccer Park
  • 8:45 AM - Walk Course Closes
  • 8:45 AM - Festival Opening Ceremony
  • 9:00 AM - 5K & 10K Start
  • 9:05 AM - 1 Mile Start
  • 10:30 - Race Course Closes
  • *Start times subject to change due to weather or safety


Race Location: Downtown Cary and WakeMed Soccer Park.

Course Information: The Cary Unity Walk &Fun Run course will be on the trails and sidewalks of WakeMed Soccer Park.

Course & Festival Maps

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate!  All fun run 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, bikes, or strollers permitted in race!

First Aid: First Aid is available at the registration tent located near the finish line.

Water Stations: There will be two water stations on the course: one at the 1 Mile mark and Finish line and one just after the 2 Mile mark.  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 or be with a guardian with a photo ID in order to pick up their race packets. Participants may only pick up their own race packet except for parents who may pickup their minor children's packets. Early packet pickup will be announced race week.

Volunteers: We need volunteers! Volunteers may sign up to help with any or all of these events:

  • Cary Unity Walk - between Downtown Cary and WakeMed Soccer Park
  • Festival - at WakeMed Soccer Park
  • Fun Run - at WakeMed Soccer Park

Race Souvenirs: There are many shirt options. A few extra shirts will be ordered but to insure that you will get your preference – order now!  No orders will be taken after September 22nd.

  • Short Sleeve Cotton: $12
  • Short Sleeve Tech: $15
  • Long Sleeve Cotton: $20


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

Cary Unity Walk: 2 mile walk from Downtown Cary to WakeMed Soccer Park

  • Until July 4th: $10
  • Until September 20th: $15
  • Until September 23rd: $20

5K Fun Run: at Wake Med Soccer Park

  • Until July 4th: $25
  • Until August 5th: $30
  • Until September 20th: $35
  • Until September 23rd: $40

10 K Fun Run: at Wake Med Soccer Park

  • Until July 4th: $35
  • Until August 5th: $40
  • Until September 20th: $45
  • Until September 23rd: $50

1 Mile Fun Run: at Wake Med Soccer Park

  • Until July 4th: $10
  • Until September 20th: $15
  • Until September 23rd: $15 

Kids 5 & Under: $5
* Small children must be registered and numbered and with a parent registered in a regular event. 

Virtual Race: $25
* Support the event even if you can't make it! 

Festival Exhibitors: $150

Festival Performers: $150


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 Cary Unity Walk!

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Refer 5 or more friends and family members to sign up for the Cary Unity Walk 5K or 10K and get a refund of up to $15.00 back!


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