Black Cat Fun Run
Saturday, October 19, 2013
- Distances: 2.5 or 5 mile
- Entry Fee includes running cap with lighted brim
and a glow necklace.
2.5 mile: $35
$25 thru Oct. 9
$35 Oct. 10-15
$40 day-of-race (hat and timing not guaranteed)
$25 ALWAYS thru Oct. 16 in
person at South Sound Running.
Ages 5+ (younger kids in strollers are welcome).
- Online registration closes October 15 at midnight
Grab your family and friends to run/walk a glowing Point Defiance Five Mile Drive in the dark. Wear your flashiest costume and bling while you enjoy glow sticks, zoo lights characters, strobe lights, and more along the lighted roadway.
The fun begins at the entrance to the park in the bowl area which will be lit with festive lights and pumped up with music for pre and post-race celebrating.
- At South Sound Running
$25 entry fee will never go up at
South Sound Running!
1736 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
115 S. Meridian, Puyalup
Receive your race packet on the spot when registering at SSR.
- Sign Up online, at a community center or Metro Parks Headquarters.
- October 17 and 18, 10 am to 5 pm
Metro Parks Headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma|
Race packets include race number with timing chip, lighted running hat, and a glow necklace.
Ghouls, goblins and humans with a desire for devilish fun can choose from two routes—5 miles or 2.5 miles.How dark will the race course be?
Both courses begin and end near the kiosk at the Pearl Street entrance to Point Defiance Park and both are chip-timed. The 5 mile course is the entire Five Mile Drive loop with a water stop at the halfway mark. The 2.5 mile route starts out onto Five Mile Drive and takes a short cut so that everyone gets to enjoy the park!
Walkers, kids and strollers are welcome to join the moonlit merriment!
Dark! Minimal lighting will be provided on the course.Costume Contest: The costume contest begins at 6:15 pm. Contest winners are chosen by the crowd scream-o-meter and receive great prizes!
Participants are encouraged to bring glow sticks, wear headlamps and/or carry flashlights. An aid/water station will be located at the 2.5 mile mark (on the 5 mile course).
Volunteers as well as course markers will be aplenty and the Wheelmen's bicycle club members will be riding by with lights on their bikes to help light the way.
Prizes: Free running shoe certificates from South Sound Running will be awarded to the first place male/female finishers in both events.
Post-Race Fun: Live music, hay bales, snacks, beverages, and door prizes under a large tent.
|Point Defiance Park
5400 N. Pearl St.
Check-in begins: 5 pm
Check-in near the kiosk at the
Day of Race Registration
$40 cash and check only. Begins at 5 pm at the bowl. Registration ends at 6:15 pm so arrive early. (hat and chip-timing not guaranteed)
6:30 pm (5 mile)
6:40 pm (2.5 mile)
|Results & Photos |
Results will be posted within 24 hours of the finish.