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. Also, the start/finish of the race will once again be held in Downtown Frankfort in front of the Old Capitol lawn!
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 28, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Frankfort
July 1-31, Race Fee: $25 Aug. 1-Sept. 11, Race Fee: $30
Sept. 12-Oct. 16, Race Fee: $35
Oct. 17-Oct. 28, Race Fee: $40
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.
VIRTUAL RACE PARTICIPANTS: You may upload your 5K (3.1 miles) time anytime between Sunday, October 23 and Friday, October 28, 2022.
CLICK HERE to be directed to the results page.
Virtual participants are not eligible to receive race awards.
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, 70-79, 80+
Costume Contest: A costume parade will take place around 6:30pm in front of the Old Capitol building for anyone wishing to participate. Race bib number must be easily identified for judges to see. Costume awards will be given at the beginning of the awards ceremony shortly after the completion of the race.
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), and teams with at least 10 participants are eligible for a $5.00 discount (team members who registered before the 10th teammate will be refunded their overage to receive the $5.00 discount). Teams with at least 5 participants are also eligible for awards. The top 3 teams will receive an award plaque for their success!
Every participant will receive a Black Cat Chase 5K shirt. However, each size is limited on availability. If your shirt size is not available at the time of your registration, you may choose a different size that has availability in order to receive your shirt at packet pickup or you may choose your shirt size in the LATE category. If you choose a LATE shirt, then your shirt will be ordered after the race and we will notify you by email when your shirt is ready to be picked up. Late pickup will take place at the Prevention Park YMCA location.
Those who register by October 10 are guaranteed a shirt by race day!
Black Cat shirts are a great commemorative item, and are long-sleeve with performance blend.
PACKET PICK-UP - UPDATED:
Packet pickup will be available at the Foundry on Broadway, located at 317 West Broadway Street. Pick up your race bag, which will include your race bib, timing chip, race shirt and more.
Thursday, October 27, 2022: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday, October 28, 2022: 11:00am-4:00pm
Friday, October 28, 2022: 5:00-6:30pm (Old Capitol Lawn)
CLICK HERE for race day photos!
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!