Set a Date
No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.
Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.
The Sole Mates Run is a celebration of health and fitness and is coming back for another year! There's no better way to celebrate than with friends and family. So grab your running buddy and get to the starting line!
What's new about this race? THREE THINGS! First, participants can choose to run the race individually (as usual) or they can team up with a partner. Instead of placing by their individual race times, partners will instead place by their combined times. Run together and win together! We might call it "Sole Mates" but it doesn't matter if you pair up with your spouse, kids, significant other, best buddy, or neighbor.
The second change is the course. You've all probably run the WakeMed course at some point. We know that "the Hill" is a tough climb. That's why we're running the course backwards! That means you run down the hill more times than you have to run up it.
Also, third, just like last year we will have hot baked potatos with all the toppings and homemade brownies for post-race refreshment! The Doubles costume contest will also be judged after the race.
If you're looking for a great Valentines Day gift for a friend or loved one, sign up for the Sole Mates Run!
Sole Mates is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series, a fun way to enjoy all our events and earn more prizes!
Saturday February 9th
9:30 - 11:00 AM - Packet Pick-up & Check In
10:45 AM - Kids Sprint Start
11:00 AM - 5K & 10K Start
*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety
Race Location: WakeMed Soccer Park located at 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC 27511, USA.
Course Information: The course is on WakeMed's cross country course with natural trails. Course conditions depend on the weather prior to the event.
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! Kids 2 & under may be pushed in a stroller by the parents in the 5K & 10K but must be registered and numbered. No dogs are permitted to participate!
Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line.
Water Stations: There will be a water station on the course located at the top of the hill near the finish line. Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area. Additional water stations are marked on the maps (see above).
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. Adults may not pick packets up for other adults. Pre-race packet pickup time and location will be announced by email. Early packet pickup will be announced race week.
Awards: Overall and age group awards for 5K and 10K individual and paired races. Overall awards for Kids Sprint. Awards are sponsored by Omega Sports (Crossroads). There is also an award for the best Valentine's Day Doubles costume.
Race Souvenirs: Sole Mates long-sleeve tech t-shirts are available for $20 until January 28th. A shirt is included with 10K registration if registered by January 28th (size and color are first come first serve at packet pickup).
Online registration closes on February 8th at 9 PM. Cash and checks are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.
5K: Participants may run individual or in pairs for a combined time. No shirt is included.
10K: Participants may run individual or in pairs for a combined time. Shirt is included until Jan. 28th.
Kids Sprint: $10
Kids in Stroller (3 & Under): $5
Sole Mates and all its participants are subject to these event policies.
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. We also support many programs, such as swim safety lessons for at-risk children and adults, youth fitness programs, and health education run by our community partners including the Cary Family YMCA, Triangle Aquatic Center, and Town of Cary. Proceeds from our events that aren't designated to support other organizations go to support the event and other Fit & Able nonprofit activities.