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Fostering Footsteps for Bright Futures

In-Person Race Apr. 20th OR Virtual Race Apr. 13th - 20th Raleigh, NC 27616 US Directions


* Final race day information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants and volunteers the week prior to the in-person race. Additional updates may be sent up to the morning of the in-person race. Any emailed information supersedes information on this site. 


  • 7:00 - 8:30 AM - Pre-registration Check-in
  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM - Race Day Registration
  • 9:00 AM - 5K & 10K Group Start
  • 9:15 AM - Fun Mile Group Start
  • 10:30 AM - Course Closes

* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety


Race Location: Scott Northern Wake Campus (6600 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616). (Venue subject to change as permitted by local officials.)

Course Information: The course is on Wake Tech Scott Northern Wake Campus' paved roads, parking decks, sidewalks, and trails; conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. The course is NOT USATF certified. GPS tracking apps are not suitable for measuring course distances accurately.

Fostering Footsteps Course Maps
5K        10K        Fun 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! 
* No dogs or bikes permitted in the race. 
* We strongly discourage participants wearing headphones of any sort while racing for their own safety and so they can properly hear instructions on the course.
* Kids in strollers must be registered and be with a parent registered in either the 5K, 10K, or Fun Mile. Kids in strollers must be numbered, properly buckled into the stroller, and we strongly encourage them to wear a helmet.
* If you or one of your party have a physical or developmental need that may require special accommodation please contact us at least one month prior to the event to discuss reasonable accommodations that may be available. 

Course Aid: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line. There will be a water station on the course and near the finish line.  Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area. Many runners choose to cary their own preferred fluids and nutrition as well. 

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. Participants may pickup packets for others if they have a screenshot or photocopy of their photo ID.

Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available to assist us with registration, handing out water, and cheering on runners please sign up to volunteer between 8:00 AM -12:00 PM. Sign up through the link in the menu!

Race Souvenirs: A Fostering Footsteps finishers medal and gift included with 5K and 10K registration until April 8th. Fostering Footsteps t-shirts are also available for $15 until 10 AM April 8th. * In-person race packets will not be shipped and will only be available on race day!

Awards: Overall awards are provided by Fleet Feet - Raleigh / Morrisville; Age Group and other awards are provided by Fit & Able Productions. All awards will be available for pickup at the Fleet Feet - Morrisville store or emailed to their recipients the week after the race. * Age groups are calculated as of participant's age on December 31st of the race year. 

  • 5K & 10K Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fleet Feet gift cards)
    • Top 3 Male/Female Age Group (Fit & Able gift codes)
      • 0 - 4, 5 - 9, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 - 84, 85 - 89, 90 - 94, 95 - 99
    • New Male/Female Course Record (Fit & Able gift codes)
  • Fun Mile Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall (Fleet Feet gift cards)


Online registration closes on April 18th at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day between 7:30 - 8:30 AM.

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