The Carying Place Labor Day Race for Home

Mon September 2, 2019 Directions RaceJoy Ready
Most Popular Race!


8:00AM EDT


8:00AM EDT

Fun Mile

9:00AM EDT
FREE but $10 donation requested

Kids 5 & Under

8:00AM EDT FREE but $10 donation requested
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Get a Refund By Referring Friends

If you refer 5 or more friends or family to sign up to run the Race for Home 5K, 10K, or Mile with you, we will give you back your registration fee! Just send them the unique referral link included in your confirmation email!


A family friendly event with 5K, 10K, and Fun Mile races on a USA Track & Field Certified Course at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Parents may participate in the race with kids in strollers but all kids in strollers must be registered (FREE!) and numbered.

At this year’s Labor Day Race for Home, The Carying Place will be collecting new pillows in their original packaging for our families in housing transition. Bring your pillow donations to the race site at Koka Booth Amphitheater and look for our collection table. Help us ensure that each family we support sleeps well during their time in our program!

Our Mission: The Carying Place teaches homeless, working families with children life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing and support services to address their individual needs. To date, we have worked with over 400 families with near 90% success; current program supports eight families living in apartments or town homes owned or leased by TCP.                                                                                                                    

Our goal is to help working homeless families achieve independent living through mentoring of volunteers providing weekly guidance in managing personal finances, seeking permanent affordable housing, and maintaining a job – breaking the cycle of poverty they have experienced.


Monday September 2nd

  • 7:00 - 7:45 AM Race Day Registration & Check-in
  • 8:00 AM 5K & 10K Start
  • 9:00 AM Fun Mile Start
  • 9:15 AM Awards Ceremony
  • *Start times subject to change


Race Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre (8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518)

Course Information: The course is around the roads and trails of Symphony Lake and Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Course is USA Track & Field Certified. 

Race for Home Course Maps

Events: Youth, Juniors, Adults, Novices, and Families are welcome. All participants will have official chip-recorded times with posted results. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age or skill-level can participate in any race course! USATF Rules: No dogs, bikes, or strollers permitted in race!

Awards: Awards for the 5K and 10K will be provided by Omega Sports for Top 3 Male/Female Overall finishers and Top Male/Female Age Group finishers (9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over). 

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 Fit & Able and USATF waivers. Minors must be with a guardian to pick up their race packet. Early packet pickup will be announced race week. 

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

Race Souvenirs: All 10K, 5K, and Fun Mile participants will receive a finishers medal. Race t-shirt pre-orders are through the website only until August 15th for $12 each. We may or may not have a limited number of shirts available for purchase on race day for $15 each.


Online registration closes on September 1st at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.


  • Until August 19th: $35
  • Until Race Day September 2nd: $40


  • Until August 19th: $40
  • Until Race Day September 2nd: $45

Fun Mile:

  • Until August 19th: $10
  • Until Race Day September 2nd: $15

Kids 5 & Under: FREE but $10 donation requested
* Kids 5 & Under must be registered and numbered and with an adult registered in a regular event. 


We can't wait to see you again at the Race for Home!

The Race for Home and all its participants are subject to these event policies

NOTE: Information from this site is often shared to other online and offline sources that aren't updated when changes are made here. This site is the only official and updated source for information regarding this event. 

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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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at The Carying Place Labor Day Race for Home.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Carying Place Labor Day Race for Home is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Course Maps

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Koka Booth Amphitheatre


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