Festival Park, Aberdeen, Maryland, United States

Start Date

10/29/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, Virtual race, 5K (3.1 Miles), 1 Mile

For 7 years, this has been the race of choice for your pre-Halloween fun! The famous Cats & Bats 5K is once again in ABERDEEN! Spend your #HalloweeninAberdeen

SATURDAY, October 29th - 8:00 am start time.  USATF Certified Course - view map here

Location: Festival Park, Aberdeen, MD  

We are planning for a Group, In-Person 5K and also have a Virtual 5K component. The virtual component is in place for anyone who is non-local, will not be able to attend the live race, or is not comfortable racing in a group environment. If Covid-19 restrictions do not allow for a group race, all racers will be virtual.  We will communicate to all participants via email and Facebook. 


Packet pickup will begin on race morning at 6:30 am, under the pavilion.
Early packet pickup will be announced as we get closer to race day.  
 
Race Fees
5K - Live Run or Walk - $30 per person (through Sept 30 2022) - includes chip timing, shirt, and race medal, post race food and drinks, awards for overall & age group winners. Price increase to $35/per person October 1, 2022
 

Virtual 5K Race - $35 per person - if you can't attend the race but want the swag & brag, sign up for the virtual race!  Complete the distance on your day, your place, your time.  Race bib, shirt, and medal will be mailed to all virtual race participants.
 

One Mile Fun Run - $25 per person - for those who want to join in the fun but don't want to do the distance! Race shirt included. Price increase to $30 starting October 1


This is a Rain or Shine event!  No refunds will be offered for this event. 

PACKET PICK-UP INFO - on site packet pickup will begin at 6:30 am in Festival Park. Early packet pickup TBA
We will also be offering a mailing option this year ($5.00), please see registration.


RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP STARTING AT 630 AM

CUSTOM EVENT SHIRT - Please register by 10/15 to guarantee your shirt size choice.  We will do our best to have shirts for all but cannot guarantee sizes or availability for those who register after 10/15

Come on out to beautiful Festival Park in Aberdeen, MD and participate in the ONLY 5k to feature a Custom Commemorative Finisher's Medal for all participants.
This is THE area's spookiest fall running event, so don't miss out!  Registration is open but we expect a sellout crowd.
In addition to a beautiful flat-and-fast course, you also get great swag, food, drink, shirts, awards, and don't forget. .. . an AWESOME Finisher's Medal for all participants!

Our run will benefit The National PTSD Foundation, a 501(c)3 that works to support our local first responders who suffer from this affliction.


Medals will be awarded to our overall Male and Female Winners, and age group awards will be announced, first, second & third place for 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+). Winners to be announced on-site.

We'll see YOU at the Cats & Bats 5K! 


This event is RAIN OR SHINE!
Ticket sales are final and there are no refunds for any reason. 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Cats & Bats Haunted 5K

    Run or walk a timed 5K EARLY PACKET PICKUP to be announced RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP STARTING AT 630 AM at Festival Park pavilion
    Activity Starts: 10/29/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 10/29/2022 10:00
    Registration opens : 1/1/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/30/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $3.74
    • Registration opens : 10/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/28/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $4.03
    • Registration opens : 10/29/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/29/2022 08:00
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $4.32


  2. Cats & Bats Fun Run 1 Mile (untimed)

    Untimed 1 Mile Walk/Run EARLY PACKET PICKUP to be announced RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP STARTING AT 630 AM at Festival Park pavilion
    Activity Starts: 10/29/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 10/29/2022 10:00
    Registration opens : 1/1/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/30/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $3.45
    • Registration opens : 10/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/28/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $3.74
    • Registration opens : 10/29/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/29/2022 08:00
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $4.03


  3. Cats & Bats Virtual 5K Race

    Virtual 5K for those who do not plan to attend the in-person race. Event shirt and medal will be mailed. Price of $30 includes mailing
    Activity Starts: 10/29/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 10/29/2022 10:00
    Registration opens : 1/1/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/29/2022 09:35
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $4.03


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