Last Mile

Live race Dec. 27th OR Virtual Race Dec. 20th - Dec. 27th RaceJoy Ready
Events

Last Mile 5K

$30 Price increases after November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Last Mile 10K

$40 Price increases after November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Last Mile Fun Run

$10 Price increases after November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends December 27, 2020 at 10:00am EST

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends December 27, 2020 at 10:00am EST

Virtual 10K

$40 Registration ends December 27, 2020 at 10:00am EST

Virtual Fun Run

$10 Registration ends December 27, 2020 at 10:00am EST
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Description

Families that end the old year focusing on fitness will begin the New Year building on that healthy mission. Pursuing a healthy lifestyle is not a short-lived New Year’s Resolution but a way of life that you carry from year to year.  So, join Fit & Able to Run Out the Old Year together!
 
We hope you'll join us and please invite your friends and family to walk or run with you!

This year we are going LIVE and VIRTUAL! That means you can choose to run at WakeMed Soccer Park or wherever you are - near or far - you can participate in a great race to support an amazing organization. All you need to do is run wherever you want and submit your times online! It's really fun and super easy!

All live and virtual 5K and 10K runners will get a Last Mile shirt and champagne glass. Virtual participants have the option for their packets to be shipped or retrieved at a curbside pickup. Each packet can hold up to 2 shirts AND 2 medals. All packets will be mailed out after the event.

To comply with group-size limitations all runners must select a start time available for their respective race distance. Each start time group has a max of 25 runners.

Start time slots for the live events (runners may begin to queue 10 minutes before the start time):

  • 9:00 - 9:10 AM - 10K
  • 9:10 - 9:20 AM - 10K & 5K
  • 9:20 - 9:30 AM - 5K
  • 9:30 - 9:40 AM - 5K & Fun Run

Scroll down for more details about how you can win great prizes and swag by referring people to sign up with you!

Invite your friends and family to run together!


The Last Mile is part of Fit & Able's Virtual Free-for-All Race Series

* * * Due to the constantly evolving situation due to Covid-19 any specific changes to event operations for protecting participant health and safety in compliance with the most up-to-date recommendations and requirements will be posted no later than 2 weeks prior to the race and emailed to all registered participants. A virtual component is available for all races for those runners who aren’t comfortable racing in person yet but still want to participate in the event. * * *

Schedule

Live Race

  • 7:30 AM - Health Checkpoint Opens
  • 8:00 - 9:30 AM - Registration & Check-in
    * 30 minutes before each time slot.
  • 9:00 AM - Staggered Start
    * Start by time slots. Queue 10 min. before start. 
  • 9:30 AM - Fun Run Staggered Start

* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety

Virtual Race

  • December 20th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Start
  • December 27th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Finish
  • December 27th at 2:00 PM - Final Results Posted
  • December 27th at 10:30 - 11:30 AM - Curbside Packet Pickup at WakeMed Soccer Park
  • December 28th - Packets Get Mailed

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 Drive, Cary, NC 27511). For Virtual Runners: 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.

Course Information: The course is on WakeMed Soccer Park cross country course with dirty, grass, and natural trails; 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. For Virtual Runners: 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! 

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.

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate! All live-race participants will have chip-timed results that will be posted online. For Virtual Runners: 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!
* 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, 10K, 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. 

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.

Race Souvenirs: A Last Mile shirt and a celebration Champagne Glass is included with 5K and 10K registration if registered by December 6th. Virtual runners who have their packets shipped will get a Certified Fit & Able water bottle instead of the champagne glass. You can order additional glasses before December 6th. 

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. For Virtual Runners: All packets must be shipped for $10 per packet or retrieved at a curbside pickup. Packets will be mailed out after the event. Each packet can hold up to 2 shirts AND 2 medals.

Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports. Save your Last Mile bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • 5K & 10K Awards (Live & Virtual):
    • 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 (Live & Virtual):
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall

Registration

Online pre-registration closes on December 27th at 10 AM. 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 the Last Mile!

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The Last Mile and all participants are subject to these event polices.

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.

Refer Friends, Build a Team, and Fundraise for Prizes!

Sign up and get over $150 in swag and race coupons! Yes, really!

1. First, sign up for the 5K or greater distance! 
2. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a unique referral link in your confirmation email to share with your friends and family or post on social media. Get more info on Referral Refunds here.
3. Get 5 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will automatically receive a $15 refund. Boom!
4. Get 10 more friends (15 total)  to join you and get up to another $15 of your registration fee back.
5. Get another 20 friends (30 total) to sign up and we will send you a FREE "Certified Fit & Able" t-shirt.
6. But if you can get 50 friends or family all in to race with you, then we will give you $100 CASH (or an equivalent credit towards Fit & Able races)!

PLUS, if your friends and family sign up through your referral link within 72 hours they will get a $5 discount automatically applied at checkout!

You can also earn prizes when you create a Charity Race Team or Fundraising Team (we recommend both!).

1. First, create a Charity Race Team and Fundraising Team while you're signing up for any distance! 
2. Invite your friends and family to sign up and join your Race and Fundraising Teams. (Pssst... they can use your unique referral link when they do this so you get the credit towards the referral swag!) Get more info on Fundraising Pages here.
3. 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 that finished or submitted virtual results.
4. The Fundraising Team that raises the most (but at least $500) will also win a 25% coupon for EACH fundraising team member that raised at least $10! Fundraising Team members DO NOT need to participate in the race to join a team. 

ALSO, you can get up to $25 of your registration fee back when you choose to become a fundraiser for any participating charity while signing up and requesting a refund if you raise at least $250 (must check the box during signup!).

* Only registrations for 5K and greater races are eligible for referral refunds and other awards; awards stack but cannot refund more than original amount paid. $5 of each registration is non-refundable. Message Info@fitandable.net if you have questions.

RaceJoy

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Last Mile.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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