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Black Cat Fun Run

Black Cat Fun RunSaturday, October 22, 2016
7 pm

$20 thru Oct. 16
$25 thru Oct. 17-20
$30 Day of Race
$20 thru Oct. 16
$25 thru Oct. 17-20
$30 Day of Race
Kids' Race   Ages 10 and younger
$10 thru Oct. 16
$15 thru Oct. 17-20
$20 Day of Race

This year we're running the Five Mile Drive backwards! We'll start at the Pearl Street entrance run counter-clockwise through the park.

Also new this year...we will have a kids race around the Zoo.This will be a shorter course for our younger participants. It will start after the other participants have left and will run around the outside perimeter of the zoo and its parking lot. Kids are supervised at all times during this shorter event so parents are able to run one of the longer courses.

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 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. 

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: 6 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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2013 Photos