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Pups & Pastries

Sunday September 20th, 2020

Cary, NC

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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. 

Their Mission: Transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption.
Their Vision: Create a humane community.

Although we had planned for a great live race this year we are going VIRTUAL! That means wherever you are - near or far - you can participate in a great race to support an amazing organization. All you need to do is run wherever you want and submit your times online! It's really fun and super easy!

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!

All runners 5K and 10K runners will also get a Pups & Pastries shirt and finishers medal (if registered by September 13th). Since there isn't a race day packet pickup all participants have the option for their packets to be shipped or retrieved at a curbside pickup. Each packet can hold up to 2 shirts AND 2 medals. All packets will be mailed out after the event.

Scroll down for more details about how you can win great prizes and swag by referring people to sign up with you!

Invite your friends and family to run together!

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


  • September 13th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Start

  • September 20th at 12:00 PM - Virtual Race Finish

  • September 20th at 2:00 PM - Final Results Posted

  • September 20th at TBD - Curbside Packet Pickup

  • October 1st (or earlier) - Packets Get Mailed


* Final information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants the week prior to the race. 

Race Location: Anywhere you want to run! You can run wherever you are comfortable: on the greenways, in your neighborhood, even around your living room. Just stay safe, have fun, and log the distance you signed up to run. If you're looking for some great place to run we recommend checking out Cary's many parks and 80+ miles of greenway trails. You can find a complete map here: https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/bike-cary/maps   

Course Information: Course conditions depend on the weather and where you choose to run. There will not be an athletic trainer or any water stations provided on the course other than public restrooms and water fountains available at parks. A virtual race is BYOB! 

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate!  All events are now virtual so there are no chip-timed results. All results must be submitted by participants; we highly recommend tracking your run on RaceJoy, which can automatically submit your finish time. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!

Race Souvenirs: All 5K and 10K finishers will receive a Pups & Pastries shirt and finishers medal if registered by September 13th. Milers can purchase a medal for $5. Pups & Pastries shirts, medals, and dog collar 'medals' are also available separately. Since there is no pre-race or race day packet pickup all packets for purchased shirts or medals must be shipped for $10 per packet or retrieved at a curbside pickup. Packets will be mailed out after the event. Each packet can hold up to 2 shirts AND 2 medals.

Awards: Awards are provided by 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.


Online registration closes on September 20th at 10 AM.


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.

Race Distances

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Doggie Dash 5K Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC

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