Fostering Footsteps for Bright Futures

Sun March 7, 2021 Cary, NC US 27511 Directions
Events

5K

$25 10:00AM EST Price increases after February 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

8K

$35 10:00AM EST Price increases after February 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

1 Mile

$10 9:45AM EST Price increases after February 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Kids in Strollers

$5 10:00AM EST Registration ends March 7, 2021 at 4:00am EST

Event Vendor

$150 8:00AM EST Registration ends March 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
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Place
201 Soccer Park Dr.
Cary, NC US 27511
Description

Supporting the Wake Tech Foundation

Fit & Able invites you to be part of the 3rd running of Fostering Footsteps for Bright Futures to support the Wake Tech Foundation's Fostering Bright Futures program. 

The Fostering Bright Futures (FBF) program is a student success program that addresses the overwhelming need for a comprehensive support structure to assist our community's foster youth in making the transition from Wake County's foster care program to independent young adulthood.

The objective of the FBF program is to eliminate barriers that would typically derail foster youth from meeting educational and life goals.  By providing financial, academic, and social support, the FBF program helps these young men and women learn the skills they need to live as independent adults and get the education needed to secure gainful and meaningful employment. The FBF program is made possible by a network of community partners, including Dress for Success, Interfaith Food Shuttle, Kramden Institute, The Green Chair Project, United Way of the Greater Triangle, Wake County Humans Services, and Wheels 4 Hope.

So, pick your distance – 1 Mile, 5K, or 8K - then invite your friends and family to race with you! Don't forget! If you get 5 friends to join you using the referral link in your confirmation email you'll get an automatic $15 refund on your registration fee!

Invite your friends and family to run together!

Fostering Footsteps for Bright Futures is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series

Schedule

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM - Packet Pick-up & Check In
  • 9:45 AM - 1 Mile Start
  • 10:00 AM - 5K & 8K Start (after mile)
  • 11:00 AM - Awards Ceremony

* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety

Information

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

Race Location: WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC 27511)

Course Information: The course is on WakeMed's cross country course with dirt, grass, and natural trails with moderate to big hills; conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. The course is NOT USATF certified. GPS tracking apps are not suitable for measuring course distances accurately.

Course Maps Coming Soon!

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate!  All participants will have chip-timed results that will be posted online.  All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!
* No dogs or bikes permitted in the race.
* We strongly discourage participants wearing headphones of any sort while racing for their own safety and so they can properly hear instructions on the course.
* Kids in strollers must be registered and be with a parent registered in either the 5K, 8K, or Mile. Kids in strollers must be numbered, properly buckled into the stroller, and we strongly encourage them to wear a helmet.
* If you or one of your party have a physical or developmental need that may require special accommodation please contact us at least one month prior to the event to discuss reasonable accommodations that may be available. 

Course Aid: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line. There will be a water station on the course and near the finish line.  Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area.

Packet Pick-up: All participants must show a photo ID or be with a guardian with a photo ID in order to pick up their race packets and can only pick up their own race packet. Early packet pickup details will be announced the week prior to the race.

Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available to assist us with registration, handing out water, and cheering on runners please sign up to volunteer between 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports. Must be present to receive awards; no awards will be mailed out or left at Omega Sports. Save your Fostering Footsteps bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • 5K & 8K 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)
  • 1 Mile Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall

Race Souvenirs: Fostering Footsteps t-shirts are available for $15 until February 15th (and then while supplies last on race day). All 5K and 8K finishers will receive a race medal if registered by February 15th. Milers can purchase a medal for $5. 

Registration

Online registration closes on March 6th at 9 PM.  Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.

* * * NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, or EXCHANGES. * * *

We can't wait to see you at Fostering Footsteps!

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Fostering Footsteps for Bright Futures and all its participants are subject to these event policies

Information from this master site is often shared to or scraped by other online sources that aren't updated when changes are made here. This site on RunSignUp is the only official and updated source for information regarding this event. Everyone who registers for this event will be automatically subscribed to Fit & Able's email distribution list and may unsubscribe at any time. 

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.

Learn More About Fostering Bright Futures!
GET REFUNDS BY REFERRING FRIENDS OR FUNDRAISING!

Referral Refund!

AFTER you sign up you can get up to $15 back when you REFER at least 5 friends to register too (and another $15 after 10 more referrals)! Check your confirmation email for YOUR unique referral link and send it out! Learn more about how Referral Refunds work here

PLUS, anyone who signs up using your link within 72 hours after you register will get a $5 discount automatically applied at checkout!

Fundraising Refund!

AFTER you register you can get up to $25 back when you RAISE at least $250 through your fundraising page! Set up YOUR fundraising page  during registration and send it out! Learn more about how to become a Fundraiser here

PLUS, create a fundraising team to invite others to help you with their own fundraising pages, whether or not they register to run!

* Only 5K and greater races are eligible for referral refunds; only 1 Mile and greater races are eligible for fundraising refunds. $5 of each registration is non-refundable. Message Info@fitandable.net if you have questions. * 

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