On April 22nd the Apex Farmers' Market is opening for business for 2017! To help you beat the rush to the market we are holding a race to celebrate the big day and give you a head start. The Apex Farmers' Market is a not-for-profit dedicated to being a resource to the town of Apex and surrounding communities. Its mission is to provide educational outreach regarding healthful living and the health and economic benefits of consuming locally grown food and supporting locally produced products, while providing farmers and local producers opportunities to directly market their goods and services. The Race to Market Opening Day 3.5 Mile & 5 Mile is a great way to kick off the season.
Please invite your friends and family to race to the market with you and then treat yourself to all the amazing local goodies available.
The Race to Market is part of FIt & Able's Free-for-All Race Series. Learn more and sign up for the series here!
Friday April 21, 2017 4:00 - 6:00 PM Packet Pick-up at Omega Sports at Crossroads
Saturday April 22, 2017 7:30 - 8:45 AM - Check-in & Packet Pick-up near the Apex Farmers Market 8:45 AM - Express Lane Kids Dash Start 9:00 AM - Race to Market 3.5 Mile & 5 Mile Start *Start times subject to change due to weather or safety
Race Location: Downtown Apex near the Apex Farmers' Market. at Hughs and Center St.
Course Information: The course starts and finishes near Apex Farmers Market and is on the roads and greenway trails through Shepherd's Vineyard neighborhood. Restrooms are located at the Farmers Market. Apex Farmers Market Course Maps
Events: Everyone is welcome to participate! All 3.5 Mile and 5 Mile 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! Children in strollers must be registered and numbered in order to participate.
Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line.
Volunteers: We can always use good volunteers to help make this race happen! Volunteers should plan to be at the race from about 7:30 AM to noon. You can sign up to volunteer online by following the registration link.
Water Stations: There will be four water stations on the 3.5 Mile course and seven for the 5 Mile located at the turnaround point, entrance to the greenway, and at the finish line.
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. Parents may pick up packets for their children but not for their spouses.
Awards: Prizes will be given to the Top 3 Male/Female overall winners and Top Male/Female age group winners. Awards are provided by Omega Sport - Crossroads Plaza.
Race Souvenirs: Registration includes a Race to Market shopping bag for all race finishers. Performance tech t-shirts will be available separately for $15 (while supplies last) and additional bags will be on sale.
Online registration closes on April 21st at 9 PM. Cash and checks are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.
Race to Market 3.5 Mile: Includes Race to Market shopping bag.
Until April 1st: $25
Until April 21st: $30 (+ $5 if registering offline at packet pickup)
On Race Day April 22nd: $35
Race to Market 5 Mile: Includes Race to Market shopping bag.
Until April 1st: $30
Until April 21st: $35 (+ $5 if registering offline at packet pickup)
On Race Day April 22nd: $40
Express Lane Kids Dash (10 Years & Younger): Includes Race to Market shopping bag.
Until April 1st: $10
Until April 21st: $15
On Race Day April 22nd: $15
Kids in Stroller (3 & Under): $5
NOTE: NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, or EXCHANGES.
The Race to Market Opening Day Run 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.
We can't wait to see you at the Apex Race to Market Opening Day races!