A family friendly event with 5K, 10K, and Fun Mile races as well as a family fun mile on a USA Track & Field Certified Course at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Parents may participate in the race with kids in strollers but all kids in strollers 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 400 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.
Event details and schedule
Monday September 2nd
- 7:00 - 7:45 AM Race Day Registration & Check-in
- 8:00 AM 5K & 10K Start
- 9:00 AM Fun Mile Start
- 9:15 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. Course is USA Track & Field Certified.
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! USATF Rules:No dogs, bikes, or strollers permitted in race!
Awards: Awards for the 5K, 10K, and Mile finishers will be provided by Omega Sports and North Carolina FC/NC Courage 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, 60-69, 70 & Over). Top 3 Male/Female overall awards for the Mile.
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.
First Aid: First Aid is available at the registration tent located near the finish line.
Race Souvenirs: All 10K and 5K participants will receive a finishers medal. Race t-shirt pre-orders are through the website only until August 15th for $12 each. We may or may not have a limited number of shirts available for purchase on race day for $15 each. All shirts are Next Level Navy Sueded Crew Shirt.
Online registration closes on September 1st at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.
- Until August 19th: $35
- Until Race Day September 2nd: $40
- Until August 19th: $40
- Until Race Day September 2nd: $45
- Until August 19th: $10
- Until Race Day September 2nd: $15
Kids 5 & Under: FREE but $10 donation requested
* Kids 5 & Under must be registered and numbered and with an adult registered in a regular event.
NOTE: NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, or EXCHANGES.We can't wait to see you again at the Race for Home!
The Race for Home and all its participants are subject to these event policies.
NOTE: Information from this site is often shared to other online and offline sources that aren't updated when changes are made here. This site is the only official and updated source for information regarding this event.
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.
Fit & Able Productions, Inc.