Cary Greenways Half-Marathon

1 Mile, 10K, Other

Event Date

Sun, Mar 28, 2021


Cary, NC


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Kids in Strollers

$5 $5 Register

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About This Activity

Fit & Able is proud of our fourth year of running 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! 

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 at North Cary Park 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.

Race Start Window:

  • Half-marathon: 8:00 - 8:30 AM
  • 10K: 8:30 - 8:45 AM
  • 5K: 8:45 - 9:00 AM

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


  • 7:00 - 8:45 AM - Check-in & Packet Pick-up
  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM - Half Open Start
  • 8:30 - 8:45 AM - 10K Open Start
  • 8:45 - 9:00 AM - 5K Open Start
  • 9:30 AM - Half Turnaround Closes 
  • 11:00 AM - Course Closes
  • 11:00 AM - Awards Ceremony

*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety


* Final race day information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants the week prior to the race. 

Race Location: Fred G. Bond Metro Park. - Kiwanis Shelter

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 Kiwanis Shelter.  Restrooms are located at the Kiwanis Shelter, the Boat House, and Davis Drive Park. This course is NOT USATF Certified. 

Cary Greenways Course Maps (New Course 2021!)

Runners are advised to to follow all crossing lights and be aware of unmarked intersections. 

Parking: Parking is not available at the Kiwanis Shelter but at the boat house and 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. Each event has a specific start window between 8:00 - 9:00 AM (see above). The half-way turnaround closes at 9:30 AM and the course closes at 11:00 AM. 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 and bikes are not allowed to participate in any event!

First Aid: First Aid will be available at the finish line.

Water Stations: Water fountains are located at the Kiwanis Shelter, the Boat House, and Davis Drive Park.  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 waiver.  Minors must be with a guardian to pick up their race packet. Early packet pickup details will be announced race week. 

Race Souvenirs: Cary Greenways Half-Marathon medal and finishers gift guaranteed with registration by March 1st.  First come first serve after that date.  Shirts are available separately for $15.

Awards:  Prizes will be distributed after the last runner is in. Awards not picked up at the event will NOT be mailed out. Awards are provided by Omega Sports (North Hills).

  • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (5K, 10K, & Half)
  • Top Male/Female Age Group (5K & 10K): 9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Over
  • Top Male/Female Age Group (Half): 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


Online registration closes on March 27th at 9 PM. Cash, credit cards, and checks are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.


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.

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. 

We can't wait to see you at the Cary Greenways Half-marathon!

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