FREE Pre-season Tune-up Race

Race Anywhere!
Cary, NC 27513

Running > 1 mile, 10k, 5 mile, 5k, 8k, Half Marathon, Marathon

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Event Description

Race to Your Heart's Content
Experience What Virtual Has to Offer

It's hard to believe but we are getting ever closer to the fall race season starting. We don't know what the fall will look like but we want to help you be as prepared as possible to race your best when you finally hear "Ready, Set, ... GO!" . . . even if it's at a virtual start line. We have TWO big goals with the Pre-season Tune-up.

First, we want to introduce you to or give you more experience with virtual races. Not everyone has done a virtual race yet and most haven't done very many. Virtual races are here for the foreseeable future but just because they aren't as exciting as racing with the crowd doesn't mean they can't be fun too! So here is a FREE opportunity to try out a virtual race and see how it works with all the bells and whistles! Pick your distance (or race all of them!), download your digital bib number, track your run with the RaceJoy app, and submit your results online to get your digital finisher's certificate!

Second, we want you to test yourself against any race you might run this fall. It's a long race season ahead and we know you'll set some great PR's by the end. So find out how close you are to your goal so you can plan your training! Since its FREE you can race as many distances as you want! And we hope you do. You can test yourself against every distance we have available at our races this fall - everything from Mile to Marathon! You can even race each distance multiple times if you want!

Plus if you help get your friends to race virtually with you, then you can win some great gear! Check your confirmation email for your unique referral link and email to friends and family or post it on social media: Get 15 friends to sign up and get a FREE Certified Fit & Able t-shirt (they must be registered by August 20th), get 25 friends to sign up and get a FREE 5K entry to the Fit & Able race of your choice!

PLUS PLUS you can create a Charity Race Team (and a related fundraising team too!). The Race Team that gets the most members (but at least 25) will win a 25% coupon for the Fit & Able race of their choice for EACH race team member. And, the Fundraising Team that raises the most (but at least $500) will also win a 25% coupon for EACH fundraising team member! 

So, for the price of FREE you can set a new PR for the distance (or distances! of your choice) and win a bunch of coupons for your future races!

Invite your friends and family to run together! 


  • Sunday August 1st at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Start
  • Saturday August 29th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Finish
  • Sunday August 29th at 5:00 PM - Final Results Posted


* Final pre-race packet pickup information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants the week prior to the virtual race. 

Race Location: Anywhere you want to run! You can run wherever you are comfortable: on the greenways, in your neighborhood, even around your living room. Just stay safe, have fun, and log the distance you signed up to run. If you're looking for some great place to run we recommend checking out Cary's many parks and 80+ miles of greenway trails. You can find a complete map here: 

Course Information: Course conditions depend on the weather and where you choose to run. There will not be an athletic trainer or any water stations provided on the course other than public restrooms and water fountains available at parks. A virtual race is BYOB! 

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate!  All events are now virtual so there are no chip-timed results. All results must be submitted by participants; we highly recommend tracking your run on RaceJoy, which can automatically submit your finish time. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!

Packet Pick-up: Virtual packets will be available for pickup at:

  • on race day following check-in for another Fit & Able live event (if scheduled),
  • or shipped for $5 per packet (breakable giveaways cannot be shipped!)

Race Souvenirs: Given this event is FREE no swag is included but Certified Fit & Able premium shirts and medals are available separately until August 20th. Shirts are $15 and medals are $5. Get a FREE Certified Fit & Able shirt when you refer 15 friends to participate (they must be registered by August 20th)!

Awards: Awards are provided by Fit & Able Productions. Awards will be emailed to winners. Check out our race calendar and plan where to use that coupon: 

  • 3 Mile, 5K, 8K, 5 Mile, 6 Mile, 10K, & 6.5 Mile Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall
    • Top Male/Female Age Group: 9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Over
  • 20K, Half-marathon, & Marathon Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall
    • Top Male/Female Age Group: 9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 & Over
  • 1 Mile Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall


Online registration closes on August 29th at 10 AM.


We can't wait to see you online at the Pre-season Tune-up!

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The Pre-season Tune-up and all its participants are subject to these event policies

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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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