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Black Cat Fun Run


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7 pm

Bring your family and friends for Tacoma's only nighttime run in Point Defiance Park!
Costumes are encouraged—especially glowing, reflective or lighted costumes. The costume contest begins at 6:15 pm. Winners are chosen by the crowd scream-o-meter and receive great prizes!

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 at the beer garden.

  • 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 t-shirt for all participants.
  • Beer garden!

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.

black cat 2012 skeleton head5-Mile   
$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

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.

Sponsored by:

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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.