The 41st Annual Cary Road Race is one of the area’s oldest events annually drawing over 1,000 entrants.
The event takes place in Downtown Cary, starting and finishing at the Downtown Park at the corner of Dry Avenue and Academy Street. In addition to the two races the event features food trucks, live bands, local beer and more. The longest event of the day will be a 5-Mile race replacing the 10K run in past years. The race is managed by Town of Cary Parks, Recreational and Cultural Resources.
In April of 2018, Seth Hutchinson won the 5-Miler in 26:16 and Rita Dorry (31:48) was the overall winner in the women’s competition. Since this was the first year this event had been run, both times are course records
In the 5K Alan Freeman won that race after covering the course in 18:00. Brennan Liming was the top woman finisher in 18:59. Since that year was the first time that course had been run, they are both the new course marks in the 5K.
The entry fee is $25 up to and including April 2. T-shirts are an additional $10.
The Cary Road Race 5-Miler is part of the Second Empire 2019 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series.