_The 2021 Black Cat Chase 5K:
The Black Cat Chase 5K, sponsored by Whitaker Bank, is one of the region's most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family. Whether you choose to participate by yourself, with a friend or spouse, school or work group, or with the whole family, the Black Cat Chase 5K will be sure to deliver high quality entertainment for everyone involved!
Proceeds from the Black Cat Chase benefit the YMCA's Annual Giving Campaign, which generates funds to help support our local children and families in financial need in order to participate in YMCA programs and memberships. The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization. Donations are also accepted as part of the registration process and are greatly appreciated in our efforts to serve the Frankfort community!
When: Friday, October 29, 2021, 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Frankfort
RACE TIMING & RESULTS:
Electronic chip timing will be used for fast and accurate race time results. We will even offer a new feature this year that allows you to receive a text message or email immediately after crossing the finish line! Be sure to follow instructions in the race registration to you ensure you select your preferred race results communication.
Awards will be given to the top five overall male and female participants, the top three participants in each age division, and the top three teams (minimum of 5 runners per team). School prizes, best group costumes, and other fun awards will also be distributed.
Age Divisions: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
CLICK HERE to be directed to an online map of this year's race route!
Participants may run as an individual or as a member of a team. One member of the team shall create the team name upon registration. Each team member that signs up after the team is created can simply click the drop down menu (when prompted) to select the team they wish to join. Teams with at least 5 participants are eligible for a $2.50 discount (team members 1-4 will get a $2.50 refund once the 5th teammate has registered). Teams with at least 5 participants are also eligible for awards. The top 3 teams will receive an award plaque for their success!
UPDATE: We have extended our shirt deadline! Participants who now register by October 11, 2021 are guaranteed a shirt at Packet Pickup. Those who register after October 11 will receive a shirt once the final shirt order has been received. These participants will be notified (via email) once shirts become available. Shirts will be available for pickup at the Prevention Park YMCA. Final shirt order will be placed after race day once all participants are registered, so shirts will be available as soon as they arrive.
Black Cat shirts are a great commemorative item, and are long-sleeve with performance blend.
Packet pickup will be available at the Downtown Frankfort YMCA parking lot as a drive through service. Enjoy the comfort of your own vehicle as you drive through our tent setup to pick up your race bag, which will include your race bib, timing chip, race shirt and more.
Thursday, October 28, 2021: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday, October 29, 2021: 11:00am-4:00pm
Friday, October 29, 2021: 5:00-6:00pm (Kentucky History Museum)
Event pictures will post on our social media sites and website once available.
We would like to extend our deep appreciation to Whitaker Bank for being our title sponsor again this year. We'd also like to thank our other sponsors listed below!
-) 2021 race registration is open • Registration Information
_ Check back after race for 2021 Results at: runsignup.com
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