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Black Cat Fun Run


Black Cat Fun RunSaturday, October 27, 2018
7 pm

Get your family and friends and 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 in the zoo parking lot which will be lit with festive lights and pumped up with music from a live DJ for pre and post-race celebrating.

$20 thru Oct. 21
$25 Oct. 22-25
$30 Day of Race

$20 thru Oct. 21
$25 Oct. 22-25
$30 Day of Race
Kids' Race   Ages 10 and younger
$10 thru Oct. 21
$15 Oct. 22-25
$20 Day of Race

  • Race starts at 7pm, which means you run in the dark!
  • Costume contest with prizes
  • Non-competitors/walkers welcome
  • Parking and start/finish will be in the Zoo parking lot
  • Free refillable water bottle to all participants.

Kids Dash: race around the Zoo.This is a shorter course designed especially for participants under 10 years old. It begins after the 5- and 2.5-mile runners have started and goes 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.

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.

All courses begin and end in the Zoo parking lot at 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: 4:30 pm
Parking and check-in will be in the zoo parking lot.

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.