Cary Road Race 

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CANCELED: April 4, 2020 in Downtown Cary 

5K, 5-Miler (as part of the 2020 Second Empire Grand Prix Series), and Fun Run

Join us for the 42nd Cary Road Race in Downtown Cary! In addition to a 5K, 5-Miler, and Fun Run, enjoy live music, food trucks, local beer, family-friendly activities, and more. Don't miss one of Cary's hallmark events!

Schedule of Events

  • 7-8:15 a.m.: Race Day Registration and packet pick-up
  • 8:30 a.m.: Start of the 5 Miler
  • 8:45 a.m.: Start of the 5K
  • 10 a.m.: Start of Fun Run

Course Maps 

Entry & Registration Information

Registration is now open


Entry Fees

Pre-Registration through Mar 31: $25
April 1-Race Day-Registration: $35

Fun Run: No charge, but registration is required

Please note - Registration fee does not include moisture wicking T-shirt; if you'd like to purchase, please add $10 for each.


The awards ceremony for each race will be held approximately 30 minutes after the last participant finishes the race. All runners will have their time recorded in the race results and will be eligible for awards.

Awards will be given for the following:

  • Top three overall male and female winners in each race
  • Top three male and female master and grand master finishers in each race
  • Top three male and female in each division (anyone who wins an overall award, masters award or grand masters award will not be eligible for divisional awards)
  • The youngest and oldest runners
  • Fun Run participants will receive ribbons

2019 Results

5 Miler Results
5K Results 


Cary Downtown Parking Deck (113 Walnut Street)
Cary Town Hall Parking Deck (121 Wilkinson Avenue)
Cary Town Hall Campus (101 Wilkinson Avenue)
Public Lots on Walker Street and at Walker Street and Waldo Street


Timing and results by Young & Associates. Runners use BibTag Timing System. Splits called at each mile.


Proceeds for the Cary Road Race are earmarked for local youth sports, fitness, and trails/greenway projects. Past projects include Cary High School track resurfacing; contributions to Kids Together playground and Triangle Area Special Olympics athletes. There are more than 80 miles of greenways and trails in the Cary area, with many linking to state and county trails. 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

Interested in Volunteering?

The support of volunteers make this event possible! Volunteers help with timing, water stops, registration, and the Fun Run. If you are interested in volunteering for the Cary Road Race, please contact Kirk Matthews for more information.


Kirk Matthews
Operations & Program Supervisor-Sports
(919) 469-4363

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