Fit & Able is proud to introduce the Cary Greenways Half-marathon with 5K and 10K options. Choose your challenge! Run the trails you love but get timed! This race is capped so sign up soon!
This year we are pleased to partner with the Cary Police Department's program to support the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina.
Participants have a 2-hour window (8:00 — 10:00 AM) during which to start the race of their choice and have until 1:00 PM to finish. The half-way turnaround point at North Cary Park closes at 11:30 AM.
The Cary Greenways Half-marathon is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series.
Sunday April 22
8:00 — 9:30 AM — Check-in & Packet Pick-up at Sertoma Amphitheatre
8:00 AM — 10:00 AM — Open Start
1:00 PM — Course Closes
1:00 PM — Awards at Sertoma Amphitheater
*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety
Race Location: Fred G. Bond Metro Park. — Sertoma Amphitheater
Course Information: The course is on the Town of Cary's paved and natural greenways: conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. The start and finish are at the Sertoma Amphitheatre parking area near the Bond Park Kiosk. Restrooms are located at the Kiwanis Shelter, the Boat House, SK8/Godbold Park, and the pavilion at North Cary Park (half marathon turn around point). Cary Greenways Map
Runners are advised to to follow all crossing lights and be aware of unmarked intersections.
Parking: Please park at the Kiwanis Shelter or in the lots near ballfields 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Race Start: The race is an open start on to the course to reduce participant impact on the greenways. You will cross a timing pad as you start and when you finish. You can start anytime between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. The half-way turnaround closes at 11:30 AM and the course closes at 1:00 PM. Remember a faster runner might start later than you!
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! Dogs are not allowed to participate with owners in any event!
Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line.
Water Stations: Water fountains are located at the Kiwanis Shelter, the Boat House, SK8/Godbold Park and the pavilion at North Cary Park (half marathon turn around point). There will be three water stations on the course: at the 5K, 10K, and Half turn around. 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 in order to pick up their race packets. All participants must pick up their own race packet and sign the USATF waiver. Minors must be with a guardian to pick up their race packet. All young kids in strollers must be registered and numbered in order to participate with their parents. Timing chips will only be distributed at check-in on race day and collected at the finish line ($5 lost chip fee!).
Race Souvenirs: Cary Greenways Half-Marathon tech shirt included with registration and finisher gift guaranteed if registered by April 1st. First come first serve after that date. Performance tech shirts are also available separately for $15.
Awards: Prizes will be distributed after the last runner is in. Awards will be mailed out — Top 3 Male/Female winners in the 5K, 10K, and Half-marathon. Awards are provided by Omega Sports — Crossroads Plaza.
Online registration closes on April 21st at 9 PM. Cash and checks are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.
Until March 1st: $35
Until April 1st: $40
Until April 21st: $45 (+ $5 if registering offline at packet pickup)
On Race Day April 22nd: $50
Until March 1st: $25
Until April 1st: $30
Until April 21st: $35 (+ $5 if registering offline at packet pickup)
On Race Day April 22nd: $40
Until March 1st: $45
Until April 1st: $50
Until April 21st: $55
On Race Day April 22nd: $60
Kids in Strollers: $5
* Kids being pushed in strollers must be registered and numbered; no mug included with registration; and are not eligible for prizes.
NOTE: NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, or EXCHANGES.
The Cary Greenways Half-Marathon 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 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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We can't wait to see you at the Cary Greenways Half-marathon!