Pups & Pastries

In-Person Race Sep. 14th OR Virtual Race Sep. 7th - Sep. 14th Cary, NC 27511 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Dogs Welcome!

Doggie Dash 5K

$45 $30 Price increases after April 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Dogs Welcome!

Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile

$55 $40 Price increases after April 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Most Popular! Kids Welcome!

5K

$45 $30 Price increases after April 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Kids Welcome!

6.5 Mile

$55 $40 Price increases after April 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Kids Welcome!

Fun Mile

$30 $15 Price increases after April 26, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends September 13, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT
Shipping Included!

Virtual 5K

$35 Registration ends September 13, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT
Shipping Included!

Virtual 6.5 Mile

$35 Registration ends September 13, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT

Description

Supporting Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Course Records - WakeMed Soccer Park
Set a NEW course record & win a $10 gift code!

5K - Male: R. Lichtenwalner - 18:52 (2021)          6.5 Mile - Male: C. Holt - 42:18 (2021)
5K - Female: S. Warwick - 20:05 (2022)          6.5 Mile - Female: L.A. Taylor - 51:25 (2021)

RUN, WALK, ROLL, OR STROLL!

Help us get to 500 participants (in-person or virtual 5K and 6.5 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 5K or 6.5 Mile to be eligible to win. Random drawing after the in-person race.

Mutts & Marshmallows was able to do so much for helping abandoned dogs that we wanted to have another dog-friendly event in the Triangle to support Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Plus, runners really enjoyed the opportunity to race with their four-legged friends and Pups & Pastries is a fun way to help “combat animal homelessness"

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 5K and Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile! 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 Second Chance Pet Adoptions!

Give An Animal a Second Chance to Find Love 

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill animal rescue organization in the Triangle and as of February 2021, over 15,000 lives have been saved by our staff and volunteers. Today, Second Chance operates out of a facility that holds 120 animals and welcomes over 3,500 visitors per year. All of these programs are enabled by the generous support of the community. With your help, every animal can get a second chance to find love! You can learn more about Second Chance Pet Adoption's great work here: https://www.secondchancenc.org/ 

IN-PERSON RACE INFORMATION
VIRTUAL RACE INFORMATION
COURSE MAPS

NEW RRCA INSURANCE GUIDELINES: Only one dog per registered runner and dogs must remain on leashes at all times. You MUST register your dog in order for them to run with you. Dogs are ONLY allowed in the Doggie Dash 5K and Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile. Kids 12 & Younger are NOT allowed in the Doggie Dash 5K or Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile.

*** The Doggie Dash Dog Registration is an add-on you can select WHILE registering for the in-person Doggie Dash 5K or Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile or any virtual race. ***

WHAT'S INCLUDED PUPS & PASTRIES REGISTRATION:

  • IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL 5K, 6.5 Mile, and Fun Mile race options
  • Dog-friendly Doggie Dash 5K and Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile races too ($10 Doggie Dash fee goes to support the race mission) * Kids 12 & Under may only participate in the regular 5K, 8K, or Fun Mile races. Dogs may only join in the Doggie Dash races. 
  • Pups & Pastries shirt & medal included for all 5K and 6.5 Mile finishers (guaranteed if signed up by September 1st); shirts are available for sale separately too.
  • 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 with your finish place, making a donation, or bringing a volunteer to help at the race to win big end-of-year prizes! Check out the current standings: Free-for-All Race Series

If you are interested in sponsoring Pups & Pastries please email Info@FitandAble.net for more information!

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

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 Info@fitandable.net if you have questions.

Official Pups & Pastries Playlist

If you have a song you'd like us to add to the Official Pups & Pastries Playlist (and it's both appropriate for all ages and fits the Pups & Pastries theme!), then please send your suggestion to info@fitandable.net and we will check it out!

RaceJoy


Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 Pups & Pastries.

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.

Send-a-Cheer

  • 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

Disclaimers

Pups & Pastries 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.

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