The Carying Place Labor Day Race for Home

5K, 10K, Other

Event Date

Mon, Sep 3, 2018


Cary, NC


Activity Today Later


$35 $35 Register


$40 $40 Register

Fun Mile

$10 $10 Register

Kids in Strollers

$0 $0 Register

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.  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.


Monday September 3rd

  • 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.

Race for Home 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! No dogs are permitted to participate!

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. Early packet pickup will be announced race week.

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 until August 22nd. We may or may not have a limited number of shirts available for purchase on race day.


Online registration closes on September 2nd at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.


  • Until August 27th: $35
  • Until Race Day September 3rd: $40


  • Until August 27th: $40
  • Until Race Day September 3rd: $45

Fun Mile:

  • Until August 27th: $10
  • Until Race Day September 3rd: $15

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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