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Pups & Pastries

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Supporting Second Chance Pet Adoptions


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/

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.


– 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

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


September 14
8:00 am - 11:00 am


Fit & Able Productions
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WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Drive
Cary, 27511
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