Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
The Cary Unity Walk is an event to celebrate citizens working together to support local first responders and create a safe, unified, and nurturing community for our youth and our future. This year we are proud to announce that the Cary Unity Walk is also helping support the Triangle Apartment Association's nonprofit organization A New Lease on Life.
A New Lease on Life assists those experiencing homelessness to get back on their feet through stable housing by providing an available apartment home at a reduced rate over a 12-24 month period. The program offers a hand up to those in need. Our purpose is to provide an essential need through stable housing thereby allowing these families to establish up to 2 years of positive rental history thereby allowing them to remain as market renters or in some instances to purchase a home of their very own.
This event will kick off with a walk around WakeMed Soccer Park. Fit & Able will also stage a 5K and 10K race at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Sunday September 22nd
Race Location: Downtown Cary and WakeMed Soccer Park.
Course Information: The Cary Unity Walk &Fun Run course will be on the trails and sidewalks of WakeMed Soccer Park.
Events: Everyone is welcome to participate! All fun run 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, bikes, or strollers permitted in race!
First Aid: First Aid is available at the registration tent located near the finish line.
Water Stations: There will be two water stations on the course: one at the 1 Mile mark and Finish line and one just after the 2 Mile mark. 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. Participants may only pick up their own race packet except for parents who may pickup their minor children's packets. Early packet pickup will be announced race week.
Volunteers: We need volunteers! Volunteers may sign up to help with any or all of these events:
Race Souvenirs: There are many shirt options. A few extra shirts will be ordered but to insure that you will get your preference – order now! No orders will be taken after September 22nd.
Online registration closes on September 21st at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.
Cary Unity Walk: 2 mile walk from Downtown Cary to WakeMed Soccer Park
5K Fun Run: at Wake Med Soccer Park
10 K Fun Run: at Wake Med Soccer Park
1 Mile Fun Run: at Wake Med Soccer Park
Kids 5 & Under: $5
* Small children must be registered and numbered and with a parent registered in a regular event.
Festival Exhibitors: $150
Festival Performers: $150
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.