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Runners Set to Pound the Pavement at Cary’s Annual Road Race

Post Date:03/31/2017 10:23 AM
  • The Cary Road Race, one of the area’s longest-running 10k races, returns to Booth Amphitheatre April 8.
  • Traffic lanes reduced the morning of the race in the areas of Ederlee Drive and Regency Parkway.
  • Proceeds from the race are earmarked annually for local youth and fitness projects; past projects included resurfacing the Cary High School track and making contributions to the Kids Together Playground.



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Cary, NC –  For the 39th consecutive year, hundreds of runners will take over Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre in one of the area’s most scenic competitive runs. The Cary Road Race is slated for April 8, rain or shine, with staggered race times: 8:30 a.m. for the 10K; 9:45 a.m. for the 5K; and 10:30 a.m. for the 1-mile Fun Run. Online registration ends April 4; runners may register onsite the morning of the race. Awards ceremonies follow 30 minutes after the last runner finishes each race.

This year’s race takes runners around Symphony Lake and along nearby Regency Parkway and Ederlee Drive. As such, on race day starting at 7 a.m., traffic will be limited along these streets until 8:30 a.m. From 8:30-11:30 a.m., traffic will be reduced to one lane on Ederlee Drive from Regency Parkway to Kendleton Place and Regency Parkway from Ederlee Drive to the Booth Amphitheatre Parking. Officers will be stationed at Kendleton Place to safely move traffic as necessary.

“The support of volunteers makes this event possible: volunteers help with timing, water stops, registration, and the fun run,” said Kirk Matthews, Athletic Program Supervisor. To volunteer, call (919) 469-4363 no later than April 4.

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 80 miles of greenways and trails in the Cary area, with many linking to state and county trails.

The Cary Road Race is held in April during the Town of Cary’s Fit Cary Month, an initiative challenging citizens to Get Fit, Be Fit, and Stay Fit; a complete list of April health and wellness activities is available at  For more, visit “Recreation and Enjoyment” at or call (919) 469-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow the Town on Twitter @TOC_Fun and check out the calendar at


Primary Contacts

Kirk Matthews, Operations & Program Supervisor - Sports, (919) 469-4363
Carrie Roman, Public Information Specialist, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240



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