Fortnight Before Christmas

Live Race Dec. 6th OR Virtual Race Nov. 28th - Dec. 5th Cary, NC 27511 US Directions RaceJoy Ready

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$20 Registration ends December 5, 2020 at 10:00am EST

Virtual 1 Mile

$15 Registration ends December 5, 2020 at 10:00am EST
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We're proud to bring back one of Fit & Able's newest holiday races: the Fortnight Before Christmas! The Fortnight Before Christmas is part of Fit & Able's Holiday race series. Choose between a virtual 1 Mile, 2 Mile, or 3 Mile race and of course young kids are welcome to participate with parents too!

Although we had planned for a great live race this year we are going VIRTUAL! That means wherever you are - near or far - you can participate in a great race to support an amazing organization. All you need to do is run wherever you want and submit your times online! It's really fun and super easy!

All runners will get a Fortnight Before Christmas knit hat and Fortnight souvenir pint glass. Since there isn't a race day packet pickup all participants have the option for their packets to be shipped or get their packet at the post-race party and toy drive at Fortnight on December 6th. The first 100 to register (for those 21+) will get their first pint on us! *Only one drink ticket per adult participant! Each packet can hold up to 1 shirt (or other giveaway), pint glasses cannot be shipped. All packets will be mailed out after the event.

Scroll down for more details about how you can win great prizes and swag by referring people to sign up with you!

Come join us for a unique race and enjoy some great beers at Fortnight Brewery!

Fortnight Before Christmas is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series


  • November 28th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Start
  • December 5th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Finish
  • December 5th at 2:00 PM - Final Results Posted
  • December 6th at TBD - Fortnight Party & Curbside Packet Pickup
  • December 7th - Packets Get Mailed


* Final information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants the week prior to the race. 

Race Location: Anywhere you want to run! 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 you signed up to run. 

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! 

Fortnight Before Christmas Course Map

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; we highly recommend tracking your run on RaceJoy, which can automatically submit your finish time. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!

Race Souvenirs: All finishers will receive a Fortnight Brewery souvenir pint glass and have their choice of either a green embroidered Fortnight Before Christmas knit hat or Cool Santa Hat & Sunglasses. Long-sleeve tech shirts can be purchased separately for $15 each. Since there is no pre-race or race day packet pickup all packets for purchased shirts or medals must be shipped for $5 per packet or retrieved at a curbside pickup. Packets will be mailed out after the event. Each packet can hold up to 1 shirt (or other giveaway), pint glasses cannot be shipped.

Awards: Awards are provided by Fit & Able Productions. Save your Fortnight Before Christmas bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • 2 Lap & 3 Lap Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Over)
  • 1 Lap Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall


Online pre-registration closes on December 5th at 10 AM.


We can't wait to see you at the Fortnight Before Christmas!

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The Fortnight Before Christmas and all participants are subject to these event polices.

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.

Refer Friends, Build a Team, and Fundraise for Prizes!

Sign up and get over $150 in swag and race coupons! Yes, really!

1. First, sign up for the 5K or greater 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. Get more info on Referral Refunds here.
3. Get 5 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will automatically receive a $15 refund. Boom!
4. Get 10 more friends (15 total)  to join you and get up to another $15 of your registration fee back.
5. Get another 20 friends (30 total) to sign up and we will send you a FREE "Certified Fit & Able" t-shirt.
6. But if you can get 50 friends or family all in to race with you, then we will give you $100 CASH (or an equivalent credit towards Fit & Able races)!

PLUS, if your friends and family sign up through your referral link within 72 hours they will get a $5 discount automatically applied at checkout!

You can also earn prizes when you create a Charity Race Team or Fundraising Team (we recommend both!).

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!) Get more info on Fundraising Pages here.
3. 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 that finished or submitted virtual results.
4. The Fundraising Team that raises the most (but at least $500) will also win a 25% coupon for EACH fundraising team member that raised at least $10! Fundraising Team members DO NOT need to participate in the race to join a team. 

ALSO, you can get up to $25 of your registration fee back when you choose to become a fundraiser for any participating charity while signing up and requesting a refund if you raise at least $250 (must check the box during signup!).

* Only registrations for 5K and greater races are eligible for referral refunds and other awards; awards stack but cannot refund more than original amount paid. $5 of each registration is non-refundable. Message if you have questions.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Fortnight Before Christmas.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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1006 SW Maynard Rd. (Fortnight Brewery)
Cary, NC US 27511
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