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Fit & Able works hard to provide great event experiences to all our participants and spectators. But it wouldn't be possible without the help of many amazing volunteers. Every race needs volunteers and Fit & Able events are no different. And we need lots of volunteers to ensure our events are both safe and fun for everyone! We are always looking for responsible, able-bodied volunteers to help with registration and refreshments, manning water stations, and directing runners on the course. If that sounds like you, then please join us at an event. All you have to do is look through our event calendar below, find one that works for your schedule, and then go to that registration page to sign up to volunteer.

Our greatest need for volunteers is during the the spring and fall, however we also welcome volunteers, as well as interns, throughout the year for many smaller events and for office work. Please email us at if interested.

See races from a different point of view and sign up to volunteer with us today!

Volunteer Benefits

  • A $15 credit to a Fit & Able race of your choice OR earn community service hours.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you helped produce a great community event!
  • Be entered to win $250 towards the nonprofit or charity of your choice. 

* Some volunteers or volunteer groups may not be eligible for prizes if working for community service hours or other credit. Volunteer benefits may vary by event. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Please select an event below to see the volunteer opportunities currently available and to register to volunteer. If an event is not linked, please email us at for information.

Volunteers work in a variety of areas including Greeters, Course Monitors, Check-in and Packet Pickup, Course Water Stations, Start line and Finish line, Timing Chip Collection, Post-race Refreshments, and Post-race Giveaways. Volunteers must be able to attend the event for the duration. You will receive an email the week before the event with general volunteer information and will receive your assignment when you arrive at the event site. If you have questions regarding your specific assignment, or volunteering in general, please email us at

  • Mutts & Marshmallows (January)
  • Sole Mates (February)
  • Fostering Footsteps for Bright Futures (March)
  • Cary Greenways Half-marathon (March)
  • Charity Distance Festival (June)
  • Race for Home (September)
  • Pups & Pastries (September)
  • Cary Greenways Tour (October)
  • Fit & Able Scramble (October)
  • Amberly Charity 5K (October)
  • Strides for Speech (November)
  • Leaves to Leases (November)
  • Cozy Toes (November)
  • Turkey Chase (November)
  • Fortnight Before Christmas (December)
  • Last Mile (December)

Volunteer Challenge

We want to recognize the remarkable work of our volunteers and support community organizations at the same time. All volunteers will be entered into a drawing for $250 awarded to the nonprofit or charity of your choice. Each volunteer starts with an automatic entry by registering to volunteer and will get additional entries by helping with additional events (some events may grant a greater number of entries for volunteering). Want to play the game? 

Looking for a group volunteer opportunity?

Volunteering at a Fit & Able event is a great team-building experience and a fun way to earn community service hours. We have group volunteering opportunities throughout the year. If you have a group that is interested in volunteering for one of our events please email us at Possible volunteer groups may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Corporate groups
  • Nonprofit groups
  • Sports Teams
  • Student clubs
  • Church groups
  • Families

If you have questions about volunteering at a Fit & Able event or if your company, student club, or civic group is looking for large-group volunteer opportunities, please contact so we can find the best opportunity for you.

Thank you in advance for helping Fit & Able provide great community events!