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Black Cat Fun Run

Black Cat Fun RunSaturday, October 18, 2014
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

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.

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.
black cat 2012 skeleton headCostume Contest: The costume contest begins at 6:15 pm. Contest winners are chosen by the crowd scream-o-meter and receive great prizes!

Post-Race Fun: Live music, hay bales, snacks, beverages, and door prizes under a large tent.

Packet Pick Up 
October 16 and 17
10 am to 6 pm
Metro Parks Headquarters
4702 S. 19th St.
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 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 24 hours of the finish. 


*All registrations are final. No refunds.