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Run the Mutts & Marshmallows 5K Doggie Dash
$35+  .  Past
Endorsed by Erin Williams

This pup-friendly 5K has a new name, but still offers a fun day for the whole fam! Choose from four races, all benefiting Wake County SPCA and finish your run with a big mug of hot chocolate!

By Anna Torres
"Supporting the Wake County SPCA—New great name, same great race!

Back by popular demand for its 5th year, its nearly time to greet the New Year again with a fun run with friends and a big mug of hot chocolate! Last year we had over 700 people join us to support the Wake County SPCA. This year the race is capped at 850 so sign up quick to save your spot!

Although we've got a great new name, what's not changing with this event is that everyone who finishes the race gets a great mug, all the hot chocolate they can drink, and proceeds from the doggie dash go to support the Wake County SPCA.

First 400 people get a FREE legacy mug plus their new Mutts & Marshmallows mug!

There are 4 races to choose from! The signature event is the 5K Doggie Dash but there's also a regular 5K, 8K, and 1 Mile fun run.

The F&A Doggie Dash is also the first race of Fit & Able's 2018 Free-for-All Race Series.

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!

PLEASE NOTE: only one dog per registered runner and you MUST register your dog for them to run with you. RRCA Rules: Dogs are not allowed in the 5K, 8K, or 1 Mile Races where children 12 & under are participating; children 12 & under are not allowed to participate in the Doggie Dash 5K. The race will be more fun with the whole family there and you'll be supporting a great organization in our community!

Schedule

Saturday January 13
7:00 - 9:45 AM - Check-in & Packet Pick-up
9:00 AM - Doggie Dash 5K
10:00 AM - 5K & 8K Start Time
11:00 AM - 1 Mile Start Time
*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety

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

Course Information: The course is on WakeMed's paved and natural trails with one road crossing and moderate to big hills. If you've run at WakeMed before, this isn't the usual course. Course conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. 5K, 10K, & 1 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! Dogs are not allowed in the 5K, 8K, or 1 Mile Races; children 12 & under are not allowed in the Doggie Dash. You can review all other Fit & Able event policies here.

Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line.

Water Stations: There will be two water stations on the course: one at the 1 Mile mark and Finish line and one just after the 2 Mile mark. Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area. The water stations are marked on the map.

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. All dogs and young kids in strollers must be registered and numbered in order to participate with their owners and parents.

Race Souvenirs: Mug guaranteed if registered by December 15th! Mugs come in red, green, and blue. Like the mug and want another? No problem! You can reserve an additional Mutts & Marshmallows race mug for $10 or legacy 14 oz. mug for $12. Participants will get their mugs at the refreshment table after the race and will be able to pick their favorite color based on availability (first come, first serve while supplies last!). Both performance tech and cotton shirts are available for purchase. Shirts and mugs must be picked up at the race; shirts and mugs won't be mailed. Again, the first 400 participants will get a FREE legacy 11oz. mug too!

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

Doggie Dash 5K: +$10 per dog (only one dog per registered participant!). Mug included with registration (by Dec. 15th). Until January 12th: $35
On Race Day January 13th: $40
* 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!

8K: Mug included with registration (by Dec. 15th). Until January 12th: $45
On Race Day January 13th: $50

5K: Mug included with registration (by Dec. 15th). Until January 13th: $35
On Race Day January 13th: $40

1 Mile: Mug included with registration (by Dec. 15th). Until January 12th: $25
On Race Day January 13th: $25

Kids in Strollers: $5
* Kids being pushed in strollers must be registered and numbered; no mug included with registration; and are not eligible for prizes.

NOTE: NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, or EXCHANGES. We can't wait to see you at the Doggie Dash!" -Fit & Able Productions, Inc. and SPCA of Wake County

WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Dr
Cary, NC 27511
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Saturday, January 13th, 9:00a - 11:00p
$35+
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