Pups & Pastries

Sun September 13 - Sun September 20, 2020 Cary, NC US 27511 Directions
Countdown to Race Day


$30 Price increases after August 5, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT


$40 Price increases after August 5, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile

$15 Registration ends September 20, 2020 at 9:00am EDT

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends September 20, 2020 at 9:00am EDT

Virtual 5K

$25 Registration ends September 20, 2020 at 10:00am EDT

Virtual 10K

$35 Registration ends September 20, 2020 at 10:00am EDT

Virtual 1 Mile

$10 Registration ends September 20, 2020 at 10:00am EDT

Event Vendor

$150 Registration ends September 18, 2020 at 4:00am EDT
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We are optimistic that live events will happen this fall so long as appropriate precautions are taken. We are prepared to adapt to whatever may come our way.

Due to the constantly evolving situation any specific changes to event operations for protecting participant health and safety in compliance with the most up-to-date recommendations and requirements will be posted no later than 2 weeks prior to the race and emailed to all registered participants.

A virtual component is available for all races for those runners who aren’t comfortable racing in person yet but still want to participate in the event.

If local officials do not allow the live race to go forward as planned the event will not be cancelled entirely. All participants will be transferred to the virtual race by default but will have the option to defer their registration to the 2021 race or transfer their registration to any of our other races before then if they prefer not to race virtually.

No refunds will be given.

201 Soccer Park Dr.
Cary, NC US 27511

Supporting the SPCA of Wake County

Fit & Able's newest race to support our favorite friends! There was such good turnout for Mutts & Marshmallows that the SPCA of Wake County asked if we could add another dog-friendly event to support their continued mission of finding homes for pets. 

Fit & Able loves family fitness and whose four-legged furry friend isn't part of the family? Dog owners are welcome to run with their pups in the Doggie Dash! For only $10 per pup it will be happy trails for both runners and their dogs. AND, the full $10 dog fee goes to support the Wake County SPCA!

Dogs are now welcome to participate with their owners in both the 5K and 10K races; there's no longer a separate event just for dogs. Now the whole family can run together!

PLEASE NOTE: only one dog per registered runner and you MUST register your dog for them to run with you. The race will be more fun with the whole family there and you'll be supporting a great organization in our community!

Invite your friends and family to run together!

Pups & Pastries is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series

* * * Specific health and safety updates to event operations will be posted no later than 2 weeks prior to the race to comply with the most recent recommendations and requirements and will be emailed to all registered participants. * * *


  • 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM - Packet Pick-up
  • 7:45 AM - 1 Mile Start
  • 8:00 AM - 5K & 10K Start
  • 10:30 - Race Course Closes

* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety


* Final pre-race packet pickup and race day information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants and volunteers the week prior to the race. 

Race Location: WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC 27511)

Course Information: The course is on WakeMed's cross country course with dirt, grass, and natural trails with moderate to big hills; conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. The course is NOT USATF certified. GPS tracking apps are not suitable for measuring course distances accurately.

Course Maps

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate!  All participants will have chip-timed results that will be posted online.  All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!
* Dogs running with owners must be registered, numbered, and on a leash at all times. The $10 dog registration fee goes to support the Wake County SPCA!
* We strongly discourage participants wearing headphones of any sort while racing for their own safety and so they can properly hear instructions on the course.
* Kids in strollers must be registered and be with a parent registered in either the 5K, 8K, or Mile. Kids in strollers must be numbered, properly buckled into the stroller, and we strongly encourage them to wear a helmet.
* If you or one of your party have a physical or developmental need that may require special accommodation please contact us at least one month prior to the event to discuss reasonable accommodations that may be available. 

Course Aid: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line. There will be a water station on the course and near the finish line.  Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area.

Packet Pick-up: All participants must show a photo ID or be with a guardian with a photo ID in order to pick up their race packets and can only pick up their own race packet. Early packet pickup details will be announced the week prior to the race.

Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available to assist us with registration, handing out water, and cheering on runners please sign up to volunteer between 8:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports. Must be present to receive awards; no awards will be mailed out or left at Omega Sports. Save your Pups & Pastries bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • 5K & 10K Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Over)
  • 1 Mile Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall.

Race Souvenirs: All 5K and 10K finishers will receive a race medal if registered by August 20th. Milers can purchase a medal for $5. Shirts and dog collar 'medals' are available separetely.


Online registration closes on September 19th at 9 PM.  Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.


We can't wait to see you at Pups & Pastries!

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Pups & Pastries and all 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.

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