Charity Distance Festival

In-Person Race May 13th OR Virtual Race May 6th - 13th Cary, NC 27511 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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5K

$30 Price increases after December 23, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

8K

$40 Price increases after December 23, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Fun Run

$15 Price increases after December 23, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends May 12, 2023 at 9:00pm EDT
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Virtual 5K

$35 Registration ends May 12, 2023 at 9:00pm EDT
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Virtual 8K

$35 Registration ends May 12, 2023 at 9:00pm EDT
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Virtual Fun Run

$35 Registration ends May 12, 2023 at 9:00pm EDT

Exhibitor

$100 Registration ends May 11, 2023 at 9:00pm EDT
Description

Benefitting Many Local Charities

Course Records - WakeMed Soccer Park
Set a NEW course record & win a $10 gift code!

5K - Male: N. Wollersheim - 17:33 (2019)          8K - Male: G. Wright Colopy - 28:31 (2017)
5K - Female: L. Duncan - 19:55 (2019)          8K - Female: J. Franklin - 32:07 (2018)

Fit & Able invites you to be part of the Charity Distance Festival to support many area nonprofits that serve our community. 

Nonprofits provide important programs and services to our community for the needs not met by the government or other organizations. Unfortunately, they can't all have their own races to help raise support for their missions. That's why Fit & Able is staging the Charity Distance Festival at no charge to the participating nonprofits to help them raise much needed revenue and provide them the opportunity to raise awareness about their efforts too. 

Participating Nonprofits Include (TBA as they join!):

If you know of a great local charitable organization that may like to participate in the Charity Distance Festival please contact us at info@fitandable.net

So, pick your distance - Fun Run, 5K, or 8K - then invite your friends and family to race with you! All 5K and 8K runners (live and virtual) will get a Charity Distance Festival medal. 

You can find more information for the IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL races in the menu above. Scroll down for more details about how you can win great prizes and swag by referring people to sign up with you!

Invite your friends and family to run together!

The Charity Distance Festival is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series

If you are interested in sponsoring the Charity Distance Festival please email Info@FitandAble.net for more information!

We can't wait to see you at the Charity Distance Festival!

Refer Friends, Build a Team, and Fundraise for Prizes!

Referral Rewards

Sign up, invite friends and family to join you, and get over $150 in rewards and swag! Yes, really!

1. First, sign up for the 5K or greater distance! 
2. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a unique referral link in your confirmation email to share with your friends and family or post on social media. Get more info on Referral Refunds here.
3. Get 5 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will automatically receive a $15 refund. Boom!
4. Get 5 more friends (10 total)  to join you and get up to another $15 of your registration fee back.
5. Get another 5 friends (15 total) to sign up and we will send you a FREE "Certified Fit & Able" t-shirt.
6. But if you can get 25 friends or family all in to race with you, then we will give you $100 CASH!

PLUS, if your friends and family sign up through your referral link within 72 hours they can use the special code in your registration confirmation pop-up to get a $5 discount at checkout too!

Team Rewards

You can also potentially get up to $15 off each team member's registration fee when you recruit a Charity Race Team!

1. First, create a Charity Race Team while you're signing up for any distance! 
2. Invite your friends and family to sign up and join your team. (Pssst... they can use your unique referral link so you get the credit towards the referral swag!)
3. After 10 members join the team all will get an automatic $5 refund on their registration fee! Plus a $5 discount for future team members.
4. When your team reaches 25 members everyone will get another $5 refund! Plus a $10 discount for future team members. 
5. AND, when your team reaches 50 members everyone will get yet another $5 refund! Plus a $15 discount for that last team member!

Fundraising Rewards

ALSO, you can get up to $25 of your registration fee back when you choose to become a fundraiser for any participating charity while signing up and requesting a refund if you raise at least $250 (must check the box during signup!).

Some Restrictions Apply. Check the Event FAQ or contact Info@fitandable.net if you have questions.

Official Charity Distance Festival Playlist

If you have a song you'd like us to add to the Official Charity Distance Festival Playlist (and it's both appropriate for all ages and fits the Charity Distance Festival theme!), then please send your suggestion to info@fitandable.net and we will check it out!

Disclaimers

The Charity Distance Festival 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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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Charity Distance Festival.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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