Run the Quay

Fuquay-Varina, NC


Run The Quay is BACK IN TOWN for 2021!

Our NEW 5K Live race schedule for Saturday, September 18th, 2021, in Downtown Fuquay-Varina is:

  • 8:00 am - We’re kicking off our mass-start, for the full race day experience!
  • 8:15 - 9:00 am – Open, rolling starts between these times for those that want a more socially-distant race.
  • 10:00 am – Race course closes and additional runners will be moved to the sidewalk.

ALL runners will have chipped start & finish times, so you can choose to start & COMPLETE your race ANYTIME between 8:00 - 10:00 am.

VIRTUAL RACING is still an option! Virtual Races will run from September 4th - 17th with 5K, 10K & 15Q virtual options available.

We know there have been a LOT of changes, but we want to bring you the BEST race experience possible! We were very much looking forward to “running in the woods” out at Camp Agape this year and greatly appreciate their continued support as our Charity Partner, BUT when the opportunity to return to our traditional race location in Downtown Fuquay-Varina became a reality, we had to take it!

Thank you for your flexibility and we hope you are as excited to be back in town, in person, for this event as we are! We will continue to post updates, FAQs, and more information on our Run the Quay website, as well as our Facebook page, and YouTube Channel.  #RTQ2021 #lovefuquayvarina #RuntheQuay

If you have a specific questions about these changes, please submit an email via the CONTACT tab on this page.

CLICK HERE for our Run the Quay 2021 COVID-19 Race Plan.

REGISTER EARLY to save & get your swag!

8/14/21 - LAST DAY to save $5 on your registration!
$30 for either 5K Live, 5K Virtual, or 10K Virtual races.
$40 for the 15 Quay Challenge (combined 5K Live OR Virtual + 10K Virtual).

8/15/21 - Prices increase:
$35 for either 5K Live, 5K Virtual, or 10K Virtual races.
$45 for the 15 Quay Challenge (combined 5K Live OR Virtual + 10K Virtual).

8/31/21 - LAST DAY to register to ensure that a shirt & medal is included with your registration.

9/17/21, 7:00pm - Online registration closes for ALL races. There will be NO race day registration.

The Mission Behind Run The Quay

For many years, Run the Quay has been a staple of the Fuquay-Varina community event calendar. What many folks may not know is that RTQ is produced by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce’s staff & a dedicated volunteer committee and, it is our organization’s largest annual fundraiser! This community event has grown exponentially in size and that growth has helped us continue our efforts in the growing community of Fuquay-Varina.

Our mission and vision are simple, but integral to the Fuquay-Varina business community:

Mission: To build and sustain a vibrant economy through a robust, public/private partnership focused on making Fuquay-Varina a great place to live and do business.

Vision: A sustainable, quality economic and business environment for Fuquay-Varina.

We want you to know that your participation in RTQ directly aids in the execution of our mission! Additionally, each year we conduct an application process and select a Charity Partner for our race. This Charity Partner receives a percentage of the proceeds raised. So, by registering for our race, not only are you supporting the Chamber and its mission, but you are also supporting our local nonprofit partner. Each year, we announce our Charity Partner on our webpage, and we invite you to learn more about this year’s nonprofit partner after they are announced on the Charity tab, and at:

When & Where

Sep 18, 2021


8:00 AM

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