Mutts & Marshmallows

In-Person Race Jan. 7th OR Virtual Race Dec. 31st - Jan. 7th Cary, NC 27511 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Dogs Welcome!

Doggie Dash 8K

$45 Price increases after December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Dogs Welcome!

Doggie Dash 5K

$35 Price increases after December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Kids Welcome!

8K

$45 Price increases after December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Most Popular! Kids Welcome!

5K

$35 Price increases after December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Kids Welcome!

Fun Run

$20 Price increases after December 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends January 6, 2023 at 9:00pm EST
Shipping Included!

Virtual 8K

$35 Registration ends January 6, 2023 at 9:00pm EST
Shipping Included!

Virtual 5K

$35 Registration ends January 6, 2023 at 9:00pm EST
Description

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

5K - Male: G. Wright Colopy - 17:33 (2017)          8K - Male: J. Pollard - 28:33 (2022)
5K - Female: M. Ryan - 18:40 (2017)          8K - Female: L. Saayman - 28:25 - (2018)

Back by popular demand for the 10th year, it won't be long before its time to greet the New Year again with a a fun run with friends and a big mug of hot chocolate!

As always everyone who finishes the race gets a great mug and medal, all the hot chocolate they can drink, and all dog entries go to support the SPCA of Wake County. Mutts & Marshmallows is also the first race of Fit & Able's annual Free-for-All Race Series.

Invite your friends and pick your race!

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 8K! For only $10 per pup it will be happy trails for both runners and their dogs. 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!

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 8K. Kids 12 & Younger are NOT allowed in the Doggie Dash 5K or Doggie Dash 8K.

*** The Doggie Dash Dog Registration is an add-on you can select WHILE registering for the in-person Doggie Dash 5K or Doggie Dash 8K or any virtual race. ***

You Can Sign Your Dog Up While Registering for Any Race!

A Mutts & Marshmallows mug and finishers medal is guaranteed for 5K, 8K, and Fun Run finishers if registered by December 15th! 

You can find more information for the IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL races in the menu above. Scroll down for more details about how you can win great prizes and swag by referring people to sign up with you!

Mutts & Marshmallows is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series

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

We can't wait to see you at Mutts & Marshmallows!

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 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 Charity Race Team!

1. First, create a Charity Race 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 Apply. Check the Event FAQ or contact Info@fitandable.net if you have questions.

Official Mutts & Marshmallows Playlist

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

Disclaimers

The Mutts & Marshmallows and all participants are subject to these event polices.

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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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 Mutts & Marshmallows.

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.
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