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Pups & Pastries

In-Person Race Sep. 14th OR Virtual Race Sep. 7th - Sep. 14th Cary, NC 27511 US Directions


* Final race day information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants and volunteers the week prior to the in-person race. Additional updates may be sent up to the morning of the in-person race. Any emailed information supersedes information on this site. 


  • 7:00 - 8:45 AM - Registration & Check-in
  • 8:00 AM - Doggie Dash 5K & Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile Start
  • 8:45 AM - Fun Mile Start
  • 9:00 AM - 5K & 6.5 Mile Start
  • 10:30 AM - Course Closes

* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety


Race Location: WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary, NC 27511). (Venue subject to change as permitted by local officials.)

Course Information: The course is on WakeMed Soccer Park cross country course with dirty, grass, and natural trails; 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.

Pups & Pastries Course Maps
5K        6.5 Mile        Fun Mile

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! 
* No bikes permitted in the race. 
* Dogs are ONLY allowed in the Doggie Dash 5K and Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile. All dogs must be signed up using the Doggie Dash add-on during registration. 
* Spectators' dogs and any other dogs that are not registered to participate are NOT allowed in the event venue.
* Kids 12 & Younger are NOT allowed to participate in the Doggie Dash 5K or Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile.

* 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, 6.5 Mile, or Fun Mile. Kids in strollers must be numbered, properly buckled into the stroller, and we strongly encourage them to wear a helmet.
* Kids in Strollers are NOT allowed to participate in the Doggie Dash 5K or Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile.
* 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. Participants may pickup packets for others if they have a screenshot or photocopy of their photo ID.

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 7:00 AM -11:00 AM. Sign up through the link in the menu!

Race Souvenirs: All 5K and 6.5 Mile finishers will receive a Pups & Pastries shirt and finishers medal guaranteed if registered by September 1st (then while supplies last). Fun Mile participants will receive a medal and can purchase a shirt separately. Pups & Pastries shirts, medals, and dog collar 'medals' are also available separately. * In-person race packets will not be shipped and will only be available on race day!

Awards: Overall awards are provided by Fleet Feet - Raleigh / Morrisville; Age Group and other awards are provided by Fit & Able Productions. All awards will be available for pickup at the Fleet Feet - Morrisville store or emailed to their recipients the week after the race. * Age groups are calculated as of participant's age on December 31st of the race year. 

  • 5K/Doggie Dash 5K & 6.5 Mile/Doggie Dash 6.5 Mile Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fleet Feet gift cards)
    • Top 3 Male/Female Age Group (Fit & Able gift codes)
      • 0 - 4, 5 - 9, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 - 84, 85 - 89, 90 - 94, 95 - 99
    • New Male/Female Course Record (Fit & Able gift codes)
  • Fun Mile Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fit & Able gift codes)


Online registration closes on September 12th at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.

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