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Black Cat Fun Run

Black Cat Fun RunSaturday, October 18, 2014
Race begins at 6:30 pm

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.

runners at start linePre-registration closes October 14.

Entry Fee through October 4:
2.5 mile:
  $25    5 mile:     $30

October 5-14:
2.5 mile:
  $30     5 mile:     $35

Day of race:
2.5 mile:  $35     5 mile:     $40

Entry fee includes race t-shirt (not guaranteed for day of race registrants)

Choose your distance:
Ghouls, 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 black cat 2013entrance 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.

Glow 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.
black cat 2012 skeleton headCostume 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!

Packet Pick Up 
October 16 and 17
10 am to 5:30 pm
Metro Parks Headquarters
4702 S. 19th St.

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Sign up in person at these South Sound Running locations and receive your race bib on the spot:

Tacoma: 1736 Pacific Ave.
Puyallup: 115 S. Meridian

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

(253) 305-1022

Check-in begins: 5:30 pm
Check-in near entrance to Point Defiance Park.

Day of Race Registration
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm at Point Defiance Park.

Race begins:
6:30 pm (5 mile chip-timed)
6:40 pm (2.5 mile)

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


*All registrations are final. No refunds.

2014 Photos

2013 Photos