Cary Greenways Half-Marathon

Sun March 21 - Sun March 28, 2021 Cary, NC US 27513 Directions RaceJoy Ready


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$50 Price increases after January 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends March 28, 2021 at 4:00am EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends March 28, 2021 at 10:00am EDT

Virtual 10K

$40 Registration ends March 28, 2021 at 10:00am EDT

Virtual Half-marathon

$50 Registration ends March 28, 2021 at 10:00am EDT

Event Vendor

$150 Registration ends March 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
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Due to the constantly evolving situation any specific changes to event operations for protecting participant health and safety in compliance with the most up-to-date recommendations and requirements will be posted no later than 2 weeks prior to the race and emailed to all registered participants.

A virtual component is available for all races for those runners who aren’t comfortable racing in person yet but still want to participate in the event.

If local officials do not allow the live race to go forward as planned the event will not be cancelled entirely. All participants will be transferred to the virtual race by default but will have the option to defer their registration to the 2022 race or transfer their registration to any of our other races before then if they prefer not to race virtually.

No refunds will be given.

801 High House Rd.
Cary, NC US 27513

Fit & Able is proud of our fourth year of running 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 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

Invite your friends and family to run together!

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

* * * Specific health and safety updates to event operations will be posted no later than 2 weeks prior to the race to comply with the most recent recommendations and requirements and will be emailed to all registered participants. * * *


  • 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 pre-race packet pickup and race day information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants and volunteers 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. Runners are advised to to follow all crossing lights and be aware of unmarked intersections. This course is NOT USATF Certified. GPS tracking apps are not suitable for measuring course distances accurately.

Cary Greenways Course Maps (New Course 2021!)

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!
* No dogs or bikes permitted in the race.
* We strongly discourage participants wearing headphones of any sort while racing for their own safety and so they can properly hear instructions on the course.
* Kids in strollers must be registered and be with a parent registered in either the 5K, 10K, or Half-marathon. Kids in strollers must be numbered, properly buckled into the stroller, and we strongly encourage them to wear a helmet.
* If you or one of your party have a physical or developmental need that may require special accommodation please contact us at least one month prior to the event to discuss reasonable accommodations that may be available. 

Course Aid: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line. 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 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. Early packet pickup details will be announced the week prior to the race.

Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available to assist us with registration, handing out water, and cheering on runners please sign up to volunteer between 8:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Race Souvenirs: Cary Greenways Half-Marathon medal and finishers gift guaranteed with registration by March 1st. Shirts are available separately for $15.

Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports. Must be present to receive awards; no awards will be mailed out or left at Omega Sports. Save your Cary Greenways Half-marathon bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

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


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

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The Cary Greenways Half-Marathon and all its participants are subject to these event policies

Information from this master site is often shared to or scraped by other online sources that aren't updated when changes are made here. This site on RunSignUp is the only official and updated source for information regarding this event. Everyone who registers for this event will be automatically subscribed to Fit & Able's email distribution list and may unsubscribe at any time. 

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. 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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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Cary Greenways Half-Marathon.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Cary Greenways Half-Marathon is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Get Refunds By Referring Friends or Fundraising!

Referral Refund!

AFTER you sign up you can get up to $15 back when you REFER at least 5 friends to register too (and another $15 after 10 more referrals)! Check your confirmation email for YOUR unique referral link and send it out! Learn more about how Referral Refunds work here

PLUS, anyone who signs up using your link within 72 hours after you register will get a $5 discount automatically applied at checkout!

Fundraising Refund!

AFTER you register you can get up to $25 back when you RAISE at least $250 through your fundraising page! Set up YOUR fundraising page  during registration and send it out! Learn more about how to become a Fundraiser here. 

PLUS, create a fundraising team to invite others to help you with their own fundraising pages, whether or not they register to run!

* Only 5K and greater races are eligible for referral refunds; only 1 Mile and greater races are eligible for fundraising refunds. $5 of each registration is non-refundable. Message if you have questions. * 

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