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Amberly Sugar Rush

In-Person Race Oct. 26th OR Virtual Race Oct. 19th - 26th Cary, NC 27519 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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5 Mile

$45 Price increases after September 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Most Popular!

3 Mile

$35 Price increases after September 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Fun Mile

$35 $25 Price increases after September 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends October 25, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT
Open to ages 4 and under.
Shipping Included!

Virtual 5 Mile

$35 Registration ends October 25, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT
Shipping Included!

Virtual 3 Mile

$35 Registration ends October 25, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT
Shipping Included!

Virtual Fun Mile

$35 Registration ends October 25, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT


$100 Registration ends October 24, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT


Course Records - Amberly Club House
Set a NEW course record & win a $10 gift code!

3 Mile - Male: H. Noel - 16:36 (2020)          5 Mile - Male: S. Montclair - 24:48 (2020)
3 Mile - Female: G. Helfrich - 20:03 (2023)          5 Mile - Female: L.A. Taylor - 38:16 (2020)


Help us get to 500 participants (in-person or virtual 3 Mile and 5 Mile) and we will give ONE MALE and ONE FEMALE participant a FREE YEAR of Fit & Able-owned races! That's a FREE entry of your choice to each Fit & Able race - a nearly $1,000 VALUE!
* Must be registered in the in-person or virtual 3 Mile or 5 Mile to be eligible to win. Random drawing after the in-person race.


Every year Amberly hosts a race through our beautiful neighborhood to raise money to support a local nonprofit organization that serves our community selected by the Amberly Community Service Club. This year they chose Special Olympics North Carolina! PLUS because we're racing on Halloween we're giving away some great prizes for Best Costume and Best Family Costume!

Support Special Olympics North Carolina today and give the power of sport to an athlete.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics with a vision that individuals with intellectual disabilities were far more capable in sports and physical activity than many experts believed possible. Athletes in North Carolina are never charged to participate due to the generous support from individuals, businesses, foundations, and civic groups helps fund the training facilities, equipment, transportation, and coaches key to every athlete’s experiences.  


Their Mission: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


  • IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL 3 Mile, 5 Mile, and Fun Mile race options
  • Sugar Rush shirt & finishers gift included for all 3 Mile and 5 Mile finishers (guaranteed if signed up by October 13th); shirts are also available for sale separately
  • Over $4,000 in potential in-person & virtual Overall (Top 3 Male / Female), Age Group (Top 3 Male / Female), Picking Up the Pace, and New Course Record awards 
  • Great rewards and prizes you can earn by referring your friends and family to sign up with you or even recruiting them to race as a "team"! * More details below
  • Earn points for Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series to win big end-of-year prizes! Check out the current standings: Free-for-All Race Series

If you are interested in sponsoring the Sugar Rush please email for more information!

We can't wait to see you at the Sugar Rush!

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

Referral Rewards

Sign up, invite friends and family to join you, and get over $150 in rewards and swag! Yes, really!


1. First, sign up for the 3 Mile 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 up to a $15 refund. Boom!
4. Get 5 more friends (10 total)  to join you and get up to another $15 of your registration fee back.
5. Get another 5 friends (15 total) to sign up and we will send you a FREE "Certified Fit & Able" t-shirt.
6. But if you can get 25 friends or family all in to race with you, then we will give you $100 CASH!


PLUS, if your friends and family sign up through your referral link within 72 hours they can use the special code in your registration confirmation pop-up to get a $5 discount at checkout too!

Team Rewards

You can also potentially get up to $15 off each team member's registration fee when you recruit a team!


1. First, create a team while you're signing up for any distance! 
2. Invite your friends and family to sign up and join your team. (Pssst... they can use your unique referral link so you get the credit towards the referral swag!)
3. After 10 members join the team all will get an automatic $5 refund on their registration fee! Plus a $5 discount for future team members.
4. When your team reaches 25 members everyone will get another $5 refund! Plus a $10 discount for future team members. 
5. AND, when your team reaches 50 members everyone will get yet another $5 refund! Plus a $15 discount for that last team member!

Fundraising Rewards

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!).


Some Restrictions and Limitations Apply. Check the Event FAQ or contact if you have questions. * Rewards do not apply to Fun Mile or Kids in Strollers registrations.

Official Sugar Rush Playlist

If you have a song you'd like us to add to the Official Sugar Rush Playlist (and it's both appropriate for all ages and fits the Sugar Rush theme!), then please send your suggestion to and we will check it out!

Triangle 411 Podcast Highlight


The Amberly Charity Rush 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.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.



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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 Amberly Sugar Rush.

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.


  • 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.
View RaceJoy How-To


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