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Kettle Krush

In-Person Race Nov. 18th OR Virtual Race Nov. 11th - Nov. 18th Raleigh, NC 27610 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Benefiting the Salvation Army of Wake County

Course Records - NC State Highway Patrol Driving Track
Set a NEW course record & win a $10 gift code!

5.5K - Male: D. Buffington - 17:29 (2022)          5.5K - Female: G. Helfrich - 24:30 (2022)
11K - Male: C. Holt - 41:57 (2022)          11K - Female: A. Rider - 50:08 (2022)
Eye Laps - Male: A. Manzo - 5 Laps - 2:04:40 (2022)          Eye Laps - Female: A. Rider - 4 Laps - 1:41:16  (2022)


Help us get to 500 participants (in-person or virtual 5.5K, 11K, and Eye of the Storm) 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 5.5K, 11K, or Eye of the Storm to be eligible to win. Random drawing after the in-person race.

Fit & Able is proud to bring back the Kettle Krush in partnership with the Salvation Army of Wake County and hosted by the NC State Highway Patrol as a part of their mission to improve the quality of life in our community.  Join us at the Kettle Krush help support the Salvation Army of Wake County and to learn more about the Department of Public Safety and how it serves you and your family.

Runners will have the opportunity to run on the NC Highway Patrol Driving Track. There is NO SPEED LIMIT on the track so go as fast as you can! 

PLUS, there's the Eye of the Storm lap race! In the wake of Hurricane Ian we challenge you to see how many 5.5K laps you can do in TWO HOURS with special awards and the chance to use ONE RUN to compete in MULTIPLE RACES! More Eye of the Storm details are below. 

Please invite your friends and family to join you to support this incredible organization.
Giving Hope, Doing Good

One of the largest charitable and social service organizations in the world, the Salvation Army of Wake County has been serving the people of Wake County since 1887. They provide food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.

Eye of the Storm: Since this is a looping driving track we are using the same 5.5K course for all races. Greater distance races will run increasing laps of that course. BUT the longer distances will ALSO get the split times for each 5.5K lap! The course closes for all races at 11:00 AM. Runners will not be allowed to start a new lap after that point but runners who have started a lap before 11:00 AM will be allowed to finish their run and their full laps will be counted. 

PLUS there will be special awards for those races at each split too! So you may not win the race but you might win a lap or two and win prizes as well!

  • 5.5K - 1 Lap - Finish Time
  • 11K - 2 Laps - 5.5K Split & Finish Time
  • Eye - 3+ Laps - each 5.5K lap Split & Finish Time

PLUS PLUS you can race MULTIPLE distances and win MULTIPLE awards with ONE run and ONE finish time! How? If you sign up for multiple race distances, you will get a timing chip only for the longest distance but we will apply your lap split times as finish times to the shorter distance races. You will be eligible for the Overall, Age Group, and Lap Split awards for all registered events!

  • eg. Sign up for the 5.5K, 11K, & Eye of the Storm:
    • 5.5K Lap Split (Lap 1) = 5.5K - Finish Time & 11K/Eye - 5.5K/Lap 1 Split;
    • 11K Lap Split (Lap 2) = 11K - Finish Time & Eye - 11K/Lap 2 Split, etc.) 

AND you'll get a DISCOUNT when you sign up for multiple races too (* discount applies to the lowest cost event on multiple registrations per participant):

Sign Up for More Races & Save!
* Applies to 5K & Greater Races Only *
$15 off 2 Events - $30 off 3 Events

All in-person and virtual 5.5K, 11K, and Eye of the Storm runners will get a Kettle Krush shirt and Cozy Toes fuzzy socks guaranteed if registered by November 6th.

You can find more information for the IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL races in the menu above. Scroll down for more details about how you can win great prizes and swag by referring people to sign up with you!

The Kettle Crush is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Kettle Krush please email for more information!

We can't wait to see you at the Kettle Krush!

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 5K 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.

Official Kettle Krush Playlist

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


Kettle Krush and all its participants are subject to these event policies

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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.

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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 Kettle Krush.

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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