Cary Greenways Tour

In-Person Race Oct. 2nd OR Virtual Race Sep. 25th - Oct. 2nd Cary, NC 27513 US Directions
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Description

Benefitting Cary's Play It Forward Program

Fit & Able is proud to announce the Cary Greenways Tour to mark the 41st Anniversary of Cary's Greenway system! Cary is the best place to live and one reason is that Cary has more than 30 parks and natural areas, more than 90 miles (and growing!) of greenways, seven special use facilities, four world-class sports venues, and nine staffed all-ages program facilities. If you want an active, healthy place to live for your family, Cary is the place for you!

Fit & Able is partnering with the Town of Cary to provide an annual Tour of the Cary Greenways, including a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Dash. Just like Cary Parks & Rec. this event has something for everyone!

Play It Forward: We will be accepting donations to support the Town of Cary Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program for Youth Sports and 100% of the Kids Dash fee will go to support this program too. It is in keeping with the Town of Cary’s philosophy to ensure that all citizens receive equal opportunity to participate in recreation. The Town provides the opportunity for Cary residents to apply for scholarships and/or reduction of fees for Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources’ programs.  There are many needs in our community that have been met because of the support of this program. Your tax deductible donations of any amount are welcome anytime.

All runners will get a Cary Greenways Tour shirt and finishers medal if registered by September 16th. Since there isn't a race day packet pickup all participants have the option for their packets to be shipped or retrieved at a curbside pickup 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!

Invite your friends and family to run together! 

The Cary Greenways Tour is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Cary Greenways Tour please email Info@FitandAble.net for more information!

* * * Due to the constantly evolving pandemic situation any specific changes to event operations for protecting participant health and safety in compliance with the most up-to-date recommendations and requirements will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the race. A virtual component is available for all races for those runners who aren’t comfortable racing in person yet but still want to participate in the event. * * *

We can't wait to see you at the Cary Greenways Tour!

IN-PERSON Race Information

* Final pre-race packet pickup and race day information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants and volunteers the week prior to the race. 

Schedule

  • 7:00 - 9:30 - Health Checkpoint Opens
  • 7:00 - 7:45 AM - Marathon Check-in
  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM - Marathon Staggered Start
  • 7:30 - 8:15 AM - Half-marathon Check-in
  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM - Half marathon Staggered Start
  • 8:00 - 8:45 AM - 10K Check-in
  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - 10K Staggered Start
  • 8:30 - 9:15 AM - 5K Check-in
  • 9:00 - 9:30 AM - 5K Staggered Start
  • 9:00 - 9:30 AM - Kid Dash Check-in
  • 9:30 - 9:45 AM - Kid Dash Staggered Start
  • 1:00 PM - Course Closes 

* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety

Information


Race Location: Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead (2139 Old Reedy Creek Rd., Cary, NC 27513). (Venue subject to change as permitted by local officials.)

Course Information: The course is out-and-back 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 Old Reedy Creek Rd. Trailhead. The course is NOT USATF certified. GPS tracking apps are not suitable for measuring course distances accurately.

Cary Greenways Tour Course Maps
5K        10K        Half-marathon        Marathon (2x Half Course)        Fun run

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 or bikes permitted in the race. 
* We strongly discourage participants wearing headphones of any sort while racing for their own safety and so they can properly hear instructions on the course.
* Kids in strollers must be registered and be with a parent registered in either the 5K, 8K, or Fun Run. Kids in strollers must be numbered, properly buckled into the stroller, and we strongly encourage them to wear a helmet.
* If you or one of your party have a physical or developmental need that may require special accommodation please contact us at least one month prior to the event to discuss reasonable accommodations that may be available. 

Course Aid: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line. There will be water stations on the course and near the finish line.  Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area.

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 details will be announced the week prior to the race.

Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available to assist us with registration, handing out water, and cheering on runners please sign up to volunteer between 8:00 AM -12:00 PM. As a thank you for your help all volunteers will receive a $15 Fit & Able gift code after the race!

Race Souvenirs: Cary Greenways Tour shirt included with Full, Half, 10K, and 5K registration and finisher gift guaranteed if registered by September 16th. First come first serve while supplies last after that date. Kids Dash participants can purchase shirt and medal separately for $15.

Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports and Fit & Able Productions. Must be present to receive awards; no awards will be mailed out. Save your Cary Greenways Tour bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • 5K & 10K Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Omega Sports gift cards)
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (Fit & Able gift codes)
      • (9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Over)
  • Half-marathon & Marathon Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Omega Sports gift cards)
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (Fit & Able gift codes)
      • (9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 & Over)
  • Fun Run Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fit & Able gift codes)

Registration

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

VIRTUAL Race Information

* Final pre-race packet pickup information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants the week prior to the virtual race. 

Schedule

  • September 25th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Start
  • October 2nd at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Finish
  • October 2nd at 5:00 PM - Final Results Posted

Information

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! 

Events: All results must be submitted by participants; we highly recommend tracking your run on RaceJoy (completely optional!), 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: Cary Greenways Tour shirt included with Full, Half, 10K, and 5K registration and finisher gift guaranteed if registered by September 16th at 12  PM. First come first serve while supplies last after that date. Kids Dash participants can purchase shirt and medal separately for $15. 

Packet Pick-up: Virtual packets will be available for pickup at:

  • the pre-race day packet pickup for the live event (if scheduled),
  • on race day following check-in for the live event,
  • or shipped for $5 per packet (breakable giveaways cannot be shipped!)

Awards: Awards are provided by Fit & Able Productions. Awards will be emailed to winners. Save your Cary Greenways Tour bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • 5K & 10K Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fit & Able gift codes)
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (Fit & Able gift codes)
      • (9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Over)
  • Half-marathon & Marathon Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fit & Able gift codes)
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (Fit & Able gift codes)
      • (9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 & Over)
  • Fun Run Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fit & Able gift codes)

Registration

Online registration closes on October 2nd at 10 AM. 

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 Info@fitandable.net if you have questions.

Disclaimers

The Cary Greenways Tour and all its participants are subject to these event policies

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.

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