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Charity Distance Festival

Sun June 18 2017
Location: Cary, NC US 27511 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Other
Event Time Price Details
8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
1 Mile
8:00AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT
Kids in Stroller
8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
201 Soccer Park Dr.
Cary, NC US 27511

Sanctioned by USA Track & Field

Fit & Able invites you to be part of the Charity Distance Festival to support many area non-profits that serve our community. 

Nonprofits provide important programs and services to our community for the needs not met by the government or other organizations. Unfortunately, they can't all have their own races to help raise support for their missions. 

That's why Fit & Able is staging the Charity Distance Festival at no charge to the participating nonprofits to help them raise much needed revenue and provide them the opportunity to raise awareness about their efforts too.  

And that's not all! June 18th is Fathers Day so we hosting a post-race party with hot dogs and root beer floats!

So, pick your distance – 1 Mile, 5K, or 8K - then invite your friends and family to race with you! Don't forget! If you get 5 friends to join you using the referral link in your confirmation email you'll get an automatic $15 refund on your registration fee!

Fit & Able is also running a parallel race as part of the Charity Distance Festival for the first responder community. If you are looking for the Guns & Hoses event, please go here for more information and to register: Guns & Hoses 5K/8K

A few of the participating nonprofit organizations include:

  • Life Experiences
  • The 200 Club of Wake County
  • The Center for Volunteer Caregiving
  • Shaw University
  • Children's Flight of Hope

Invite your friends and family to run together!

The Charity Distance Festival is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series, a fun way to enjoy all our events and earn more prizes! You can learn more and sign up for the series here


Saturday June 17th
TBA - Packet Pick-up at Omega Sports at Crossroads
* Pre-race packet pickup may be scheduled based on race size. 

Sunday June 18th
7:30 AM - 8:15 PM - Packet Pick-up & Check In
8:00 AM - 1 Mile Start
8:30 AM - 5K & 8K Start
9:00 AM - Party
10:00 AM - Awards Ceremony
*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety


Race Location: WakeMed Soccer Park located at 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC 27511, USA.

Course Information: The course is on WakeMed's cross country course with natural trails. Course conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. Charity Distance Festival Course Maps

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! Kids 2 & under may be pushed in a stroller by the parents in the 5K & 8K but must be registered and numbered.

Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line.

Water Stations: There will be a water station on the course and at the top of the hill near the finish line.  Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area.  Additional water stations are marked on the maps (see above).

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.

Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available please sign up to volunteer between 7:00 -10:00 AM.

Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports - Crossroads Plaza.

Race Souvenirs: Charity Distance Festival t-shirts are available for $20 until June 7th (while supplies last).


Online registration closes on June 17th at 9 PM.  Cash and checks are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.


  • Until April 1st: $25
  • Until June 17th: $30
  • At Packet Pickup June 17th & on Race Day June 18th: $35


  • Until April 1st: $35
  • Until June 17th: $40
  • At Packet Pickup June 17th & on Race Day June 18th: $45

1 Mile:

  • Until April 1st: $15
  • Until June 17th: $20
  • At Packet Pickup June 17th & on Race Day June 18th: $25

Kids in Stroller (2 & Under): $5


The Charity Distance Festival 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 at-risk 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 Charity Distance Festival!


Get a Refund By Referring Friends

If you refer 5 friends to sign up using the unique referall code in your confirmation email you'll receive a refund of up to $15.00 on your registration!

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