Fortnight Before Christmas

Sun December 15, 2019 Cary, NC US 27511 Directions RaceJoy Ready

3 Lap

$25 1:15PM EST Price increases after October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

2 Lap

$20 1:15PM EST Price increases after October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Lap

$15 1:00PM EST Price increases after October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids 5 & Under

$5 1:00PM EST Registration ends December 15, 2019 at 9:00am EST

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$150 1:00PM EST Registration ends December 13, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
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1006 SW Maynard Rd. (Fortnight Brewery)
Cary, NC US 27511

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 1, 2, or 3 lap race (overall and age group awards for each) and of course young kids are welcome to participate with parents too! Each lap is approximately 1 mile.

All finishers will get a great Fortnight Brewery pint glass and the first 100 to register (for those 21+) will get their first pint on us! Fortnight is also running a special for this event so all other pints are just $4! *Only one drink ticket per adult participant!

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


Sunday December 15th

  • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM - Check-in & Packet Pick-up
  • 1:00 PM - All Distances Start
  • 2:00 PM - Awards Ceremony

*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety


Race Location: Fortnight Brewery (1006 SW Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27511)

Course Information: The course is on a partially closed, paved road. Course conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. 

Fortnight Before Christmas Course Map

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! 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 turn around and one at the finish line. 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 and can only pick up their own race packet. Early packet pickup will be announced race week. 

Awards: Top 3 Male/Female Overall and Top Male/Female Age Group for all distances Prize for best holiday costume. 

Race Souvenirs: All finishers will receive an embroidered Fortnight Before Christmas knit hat and a Fortnight Brewery souvenir pint glass. Long-sleeve tech shirts can be purchased separately for $15 each.


Online pre-registration closes on December 14th at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.

3 Lap:

  • Until October 1st: $25
  • Until November 16th: $30
  • Until December 14th: $35
  • On Race Day December 15th: $40

2 Lap:

  • Until October 1st: $20
  • Until November 16th: $25
  • Until December 14th: $30
  • On Race Day December 15th: $35

1 Lap: 

  • Until October 1st: $15
  • Until November 16th: $20
  • Until December 14th: $20
  • On Race Day December 15th: $25

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


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

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

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.

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

Race Contact Info

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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 Fortnight Before Christmas.

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 Fortnight Before Christmas 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

The Fortnight Before Christmas has course maps available.

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