We can all use free stuff these days, and that includes free entry into a running event that is part of the Sept. 19 Celebrate Cary at Sunset festival.
Triangle runners can have their entry fees waived for the Cary Sunset 7000 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. The 4 p.m. race is a 7,000-yard - 1.25-mile - run, jog or walk around Symphony Lake.
Instead of paying the $15 entry fee, runners may make a donation of food to the Food Bank of North Carolina at the Food Bank's booth during the coinciding Celebrate Cary at Sunset Festival. A minimum donation of $5 to $10 worth of food is required, but runners are welcome to contribute more.
"The Food Bank is continually in need," especially in this difficult economy, said race director Alisa Wright Colopy of Cary, who waived the fee in hope of sparking more contributions.
The offer applies to the Cary Sunset 7000. The entry fee for the Cary Sunset 5K, which starts at 4:30 p.m. at the amphitheatre, is $25.
For information about the races, contact Colopy at Fit & Able Productions.
Even if you're not entering a race, you'll find plenty to do at Celebrate Cary at Sunset. The festival runs 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Entertainment is free and includes bands, dance teams theater groups. Kids Town offers numerous free activities. Fire and police exhibits will be on display, and dozens of area nonprofit organizations and businesses will set up exhibits.
Got more recreational sports news?
Or post a photo of your team or an outstanding individual competitor.
You'll also find an extensive Play! calendar of tryouts, tournaments, camps, clinics and events, including the Triangle's many running events.
Looking for a team or league? Try the Guide to Triangle Recreational Sports.
Does your team need equipment or donations, or do you have equipment or facility time to donate? Check out the Play! Exchange.
- Teri Boggess