Academy Street Strut

307 N. Academy St.
Cary, NC 27513

Running > 1 mile

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Event Description

Supporting the Cary Women's Giving Network
Sanctioned by USA Track & Field

Ladies unite for the Academy Street Strut, a celebration of women, fitness, and supporting our local nonprofits that serve area women, men, children, and families.

The post-strut party lunch is sponsored by the Humble Pig. The wine glass and lunch party are included with the regular Strut registration, but if you don't want to strut you can sign up just for the party and still get a great wine glass! 

A portion of the proceeds raised by the Academy Street Strut will go to support area non-profits as selected by the members of the Cary Women's Giving Network. 
Here are the Academy Street Strut rules:
  • You must follow the rules of the road
  • Walk on the side walk, facing traffic
  • Use cross-walks and cross with the light
  • Must wear business attire (business suit or dress with a jacket)
  • Must wear running shoes (they do not need to match your purse & outfit!)
  • Must carry your heels (no mulligans for wearing heels)
  • Must carry a brief case or purse (you may barrow one) 
  • Jewelry is optional 

Following the 1 mile strut there will be a party at the Cary Chamber of Commerce with a variety of beverages! Invite your friends, co-workers, mother, sister, daughter - everyone really! - to come strut their stuff with you!

If you're looking for a great ladies day out of the office.... come strut!

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Monday April 20th

  • 10:30 - 11:30 AM - Check-in at the Cary Chamber
  • 11:30 AM - Academy Street Strut Start
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch Party

* Party awaits at the finish!
* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety 


Race Location: Cary Chamber of Commerce (307 N. Academy St., Cary, NC 27513).

Parking: Parking is available at the Cary Chamber of Commerce and the Herb Young Community Center.

Course Information: The course starts and finishes at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, crosses Academy St. to Cary Town Hall, and heads towards the Cary Art Center on the sidewalks and then back to the Chamber. Restrooms are located at the Chamber.

Academy Street Strut Map

Events: All Fit & Able Productions events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can reasonably participate in any race! Events are chip-timed with results posted online. No dogs, bikes, or strollers permitted in any race!

Packet Pick-up: USATF requires all participants to show a photo ID (or be with a guardian with a photo ID) in order to pick up their packet. Participants may only pick up their own or a minor child’s race packet.

Race Souvenirs: Academy Street Strut shirts are available for $20 (while supplies last!) and participants will receive a nice finishers gift. 


Online registration closes on April 19th at 9 PM.  Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at the event.


We can't wait to see you at the Academy Street Strut!

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