Fit & Able is proud to present the Cary Greenways Half Marathon with 5K and 10K races. Choose your challenge! Run the trails you love but get timed! This race is capped so sign up soon!
Participants have a window during which to start the race of their choice and have until 11:00 AM to finish. The half-marathon turnaround point closes at 9:30 AM. Please consider your race pace when deciding which event to run and when to start within your event’s start window.
The race will be located at Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC. (Venue subject to change as permitted by local officials.). Parking is not available at the Kiwanis Shelter, but at the boat house and in the lots near ballfields 1, 2, 3, or 4. Please car pool with other runners if possible.
The course is on the Cary Greenways paved trails with a short stretch of natural trails; conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. The course is NOT USATF certified. GPS tracking apps are not suitable for measuring course distances accurately.
Cary Greenways Half Marathon & 10K finishers will receive a medal and finishers gift guaranteed with registration by March 1st. Shirts are available separately for $15.
Great course to run, but instructions to get your bib to get to the starting line was a bit much. Then while running - there was a section of the … MORE
Great course to run, but instructions to get your bib to get to the starting line was a bit much. Then while running – there was a section of the course that had NO markings and no one to direct you and there was two different routes that you could take. And unfortunately, I waited until I saw someone to join them (I lost about 5 minutes of my overall time). Then the storm rolled in. It was a crazy time!
Nice early spring race
This race was run along the Cary Greenway - an urban multi-use trail through the town of Cary. It was a mix of asphalt and boardwalk. Mostly flat and scenic … MORE
This race was run along the Cary Greenway – an urban multi-use trail through the town of Cary. It was a mix of asphalt and boardwalk. Mostly flat and scenic at times. I’m not sure if that is the usual route but since races are still working around COVID everything started and finished at Fred Bond Metro park. It was very well run and organized even with terrible thunderstorms the night before and early morning of the race. Even with COVID protocols and bad weather, the race started on time. Swag was nice – cute medal and a choice of a nice coffee mug or beer mug. I did not pay extra for the cotton t-shirt since it was not a tech and it was a unisex design.
Beautiful trails, but not a whole lot of markings showing which path to take. Not a whole lot of race production (the only time I've ever had to stop at … MORE
Beautiful trails, but not a whole lot of markings showing which path to take. Not a whole lot of race production (the only time I’ve ever had to stop at a stoplight during a race, because traffic was not blocked off.)
It was pouring rain the last two miles, and I don’t recall very clear markings on which way to run. I just guessed at a trail or two in the last few miles.
And this is a 20k, not a half marathon. The race website says 20k, which is 12.2 miles. I thought it was a half marathon when I ran it, and was confused when I saw my time, which was 5-10 minutes faster than I knew I was capable of running in April 2017.