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Cary Road Race

April 8, 2017

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

10K (as part of the 2017 Second Empire Grand Prix Series), 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
photo of runners

2017 Schedule of Events

7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Race Day Registration
                           and packet pick-up
8:30 a.m.            Start of 10K Race
9:45 a.m.            Start of 5K Race
10:30 a.m.          Start of 1 Mile Fun Run
Awards presented 30 minutes after the finish of each race

View courses: 10K and 5K

Course Records

10K Male - Travis Walter, 32:57
10K Female - Tara Wojciechowski, 36:41
 5K Male - Peter Ellis, 15:57
 5K Female - Brennan Liming, 18:13

2016 Results
Men's and Women's 5K & 10K 

Entry & Registration Information

Register On-Line

Recreational Runners

Runners in this classification will not be eligible for awards and will not have finishing times recorded. A digital clock will be provided at the end of the race. The recreational classification also includes those runners with baby joggers in both the 5K and the 10K events. The passenger must be secured in the stroller and should be wearing a safety helmet. All strollers require a minimum 14" diameter wheel and must be a heavy-duty stroller designed for racing. Entrants with baby joggers are asked to yield to other runners.

Competitive Runners

Runners in this classification will be eligible for awards and will have times recorded in the race results.

Entry Fees

Fun Run - No charge, but registration required


Recreational 5K or 10K - $12
Competitive 5K or 10K - $15

Race Day Registration:

Recreational 5K or 10K - $15
Competitive 5K or 10K - $20

*Please note - Registration fee does not include T-shirt; please add $5 for each 100% cotton short sleeve shirt.


The awards ceremony for each race will be held approximately 30 minutes after the last participant finishes the race. Please note that only runners registered in the competitive classification are 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

General Information

Get directions to the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Please see course routes for participant parking.


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


Proceeds for the Cary Road Race are earmarked annually for local youth and fitness projects. Past projects include Cary High School track resurfacing and contributions to Kids Together playground and Triangle Area Special Olympics athletes. This year’s Cary Road Race proceeds will be used to enhance existing greenways and trails in Cary. There are more than 21 miles of greenways and trails in the Cary area, with many linking to state and county trails. Cary residents have enjoyed these amenities since 1980.

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
Athletic Program Supervisor
(919) 469-4363