Sole Mates Valentine 5K & 10K

Sat February 8, 2020 Cary, NC US 27511 Directions

5K - Individual

$25 11:00AM EST Price increases after January 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

5K - Doubles

$50 11:00AM EST Price increases after January 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

10K - Individual

$45 11:00AM EST Price increases after January 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

10K - Doubles

$90 11:00AM EST Price increases after January 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Kids Sprint

$10 10:45AM EST Registration ends February 8, 2020 at 5:00am EST

Kids 5 & Under

$5 11:00AM EST Registration ends February 8, 2020 at 5:00am EST

Event Vendor

$150 8:00AM EST Registration ends February 6, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
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201 Soccer Park Dr.
Cary, NC US 27511

Benefitting Soles4Souls

Sanctioned by USA Track & Field

Sole Mates 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!

This year Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (a nonprofit service organization) is joining us to support Soles4Souls's global mission to wear out poverty in developing countries by providing gently worn or even new shoes to those who currently do not have.

"Every day children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada. We the Cary Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha are specifically working towards wearing out poverty in Haiti. We believe that every donation matters be it in the form of shoes or monetary donations to purchase shoes to send."

Soles 4 Souls - Wearing Out Poverty will be collecting shoe donations on race day, so please bring out any new or gently-used shoes with you to help support their mission. We are also collecting donations on their behalf online and appreciate your generous support of this incredible organization. 

What's different about this race? THREE THINGS!

First, participants can choose to run the race individually (as usual) or they can team up with a partner (separate awards for both categories!). 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. 

Invite your friends and family to run together!

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 8th
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.

Sole Mates Course Maps

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! USATF Rules: No dogs, bikes, or strollers permitted in race!

First Aid: First Aid is available at the registration tent located near the finish line.

Water Stations: There will be a water station on the course near the 1 Mile and 2.5 Mile marks and 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: Separate 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 22nd. A shirt is included with 10K registration if registered by January 22nd (size and color are first come first serve at packet pickup). Finishers gift TBD.


Online registration closes on February 7th at 9 PM.  Cash, check, and credit card 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.

  • Until January 15th: $25 per person
  • Until February 7th: $30
  • On Race Day February 8th: $35

10K: Participants may run individual or in pairs for a combined time. Shirt is included until Jan. 22nd.

  • Until January 15th: $45 per person
  • Until February 7th: $50
  • On Race Day February 8th: $55

Kids Sprint: $10

Kids 5 & Under: $5
* Small children must be registered and numbered and with a parent registered in a regular event.


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.

We can't wait to see you at the Sole Mates Run!

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