TownofCary

Cary Fire House Tour Marathon

What: Cary Fire House Tour Marathon

Where: Start at multiple locations and Finish is at Cary Fire Department Station 8, 408 Mills Park Drive, Cary, NC 27519

When: Sunday 8 October 2017, Marathon at 7:30 am, Half Marathon at 9:30 am, 10K at 11:00 am

The event has a marathon, half marathon and 10K and is organized by the Cary Fire Department and benefits Triangle Miracle League Baseball, and hosting camp experiences for autistic children

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Cary Road Race

What: Cary Road Race

Where: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC, 27518

When: Saturday 8 April 2017 at 8:30 am

The event has a 10K and 5K running race and is organized by the Town of Cary

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Fred G. Bond Metro Park

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Enjoy running or biking on the greenways and the wooded trails or boating on Bond Lake while at Bond Park. The Town of Cary park located off of High House Road has 310 acres centered around a man made lake and is a hub of the greenway system with other single track and wider trails in the wooded areas.

For either runners of bikers there are two exiting greenways and two future greenways that connect the park to other areas. The White Oak Greenway head west towards the American Tobacco Trail while the Black Creek Greenway heads northeast towards Crabtree Lake County Park and Umstead State Park. The future Crabtree Creek Greenway, with an existing paved section within the park, will follow the waterway to same two locations. The Swift Creek Greenway will follow the path of a current dirt trail and head south towards the Apex Community Park. You can view nature as you jog or crank your pedals for miles alongside streams and through adjacent neighborhoods.

Within the park, there are interconnected dirt trails that are for mountain bikers and trail runners that meander through the trees and share sections of paved greenways. The Lake Trail encircles the lake with the south side being single track. The Pine Cone Trail is a wide mulch covered loop on the eastern side and the Paw Paw Trail for dogs is a shorter trail around the community center. For competitors, there are a few 5K races held every year on these trails. All of the greenways and trails meet at the trailhead kiosk that is in the lower left of the picture.

For those that want to be on the water there is boating on the dammed section of Crabtree Creek. The boathouse has pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, sailboats and row boats to rent and a beach and boat dock, seen on the lake in the photo, to launch them into the water.