The Carying Place Labor Day Race for Home

5K, 10K, Other

Event Date

Mon, Sep 4, 2017


Cary, NC


Activity Today Later


$30 $30 Closed


$40 $40 Closed

Fun Mile

$0 $0 Closed

Kids in Strollers

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

A family friendly event with 5K and 10K races for the competitor as well as a fun day of activities. A family fun mile run, drawings for prizes, and music for the entire family.  Well-mannered dogs on leashes are welcome to cheer on the runners (sorry, races are for humans only).  Dog-related vendors will be on-site as well as other pet services and community vendors. Parents may participate in the race with kids in strollers but all kids must be registered (FREE!) and numbered.

Our Mission: The Carying Place teaches homeless, working families with children life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing and support services to address their individual needs. To date, we have worked with over 350 families with near 90% success; current program supports eight families living in apartments or town homes owned or leased by TCP.                                                                                                                  

Our goal is to help working homeless families achieve independent living through mentoring of volunteers providing weekly guidance in managing personal finances, seeking permanent affordable housing, and maintaining a job – breaking the cycle of poverty they have experienced.


Saturday September 2nd

9:00 - 11:00 AM Packet Pickup at Omega Sports (Crossroads Cary)

Monday September 4th

7:00 - 7:45 AM Race Day Registration & Check-in
8:00 AM 5K & 10K Start
8:30 AM Fun Mile Start
9:00 AM Awards Ceremony
*Start times subject to change


Race Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre (8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518)

Course Information: The course is around the roads and trails of Symphony Lake and Koka Booth Amphitheatre. 5K/10K Course Map

Events: Youth, Juniors, Adults, Novices, and Families are welcome. All participants will have official chip-recorded times with posted results. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age or skill-level can participate in any race course!

Awards: Awards for the 5K and 10K will be provided by Omega Sports for top three male and female overall finishers and top male and female age group finishers (14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over).

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 Fit & Able and USATF waivers. Minors must be with a guardian to pick up their race packet.

Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

Race Souvenirs: All 10K and 5K participants will receive a finishers medal. Race t-shirts pre-orders are through the website only. We may or may not have a limited number of shirts available for purchase on race day.


Online registration closes on September 3rd at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.

5K Registration Fee:

  • Until August 29th: $30
  • Until Race Day September 4th: $35

10K Registration Fee:

  • Until August 29th: $40
    Until Race Day September 4th: $45

Fun Mile: FREE but $10 donation requested
Kids in Strollers: FREE but $10 donation requested


We can't wait to see you again at the Race for Home!

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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