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Black Cat Fun Run

Black Cat Fun RunSaturday, October 17, 2015
7 pm

5-Mile    All Ages
$30 thru Oct. 11   
$35 Oct. 12-15
$40 Day of Race
2.5-Mile  All Ages
$25 thru Oct. 11
$30 Oct. 12-15
$35 Day of Race

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.

THIRSTRESPONDERThe fun begins at the entrance to the park near the bowl area which will be lit with festive lights and pumped up with music from a live DJ for pre and post-race celebrating.  Runners will be sheltered from the elements under a large decorated tent.  New this year will be a no-host 21+ beer garden, Thirst Responder, to add to the fun.  Kid friendly beverages will also be available. 

Choose your distance:
runners at start lineGhouls, goblins and humans with a desire for devilish fun can choose from two routes—5 miles or 2.5 miles.

Both courses begin and end near the kiosk at the Pearl Street entrance to Point Defiance Park. 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!
How dark will the race course be?
Dark! Minimal lighting will be provided on the course.

black cat 2012 skeleton headGlow sticks will be strewn along the road but bring your own headlamps and/or flashlights if you want more light.  If pushing a stroller or running a dog, light ‘em up! 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 to show you the way.
Costume Contest: Costumes are encouraged—especially glowing, reflective or lighted costumes.

The costume contest begins at 6:15 pm. Contest winners are chosen by the crowd scream-o-meter and receive great prizes!

Point Defiance Park
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA

(253) 305-1022

Check-in begins: 5 pm
Check-in near entrance to Point Defiance Park.

Day of Race Registration
Day of race registration closes 45 minutes prior to race start.

Race begins:  7 pm

5-mile: Chip-timed
2.5-mile: Run clock

Results & Photos
Results will be posted within 48 hours of the finish. 


*All registrations are final. No refunds.

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