October 2021 Frankfort, KY US 40601 Directions
This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators!
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2020 Event Cancelled

New Date: October 2021

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of all of our runners/walkers, spectators, volunteers, staff, and partners due to COVID-19; the YMCA of Central Kentucky has cancelled both the Black Cat Chase, and Reindeer Ramble this year.

All runners/walkers already registered have been notified about their refund options, and can use this form to select their option.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to hosting all of our runners and walkers in 2021!

Here Are Your Options:

We deeply appreciate your generosity in donating your registration fees to the Y, and look forward to seeing you at next year's event.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Old State Capitol Lawn
Frankfort, KY US 40601

The Black Cat Chase 5K, sponsored by Whitaker Bank, is one of the regions 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!

When: Friday, October 30, 2020 7 p.m.
Where: Old State Capitol (Downtown Frankfort)

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.

All participants receive a long sleeved Black Cat Chase T-shirt with registration.

*Participants must register by October 19th in order to have a guaranteed shirt by race day.  Those registering after October 19th risk not receiving shirt prior to race day.  If this occurs, a notification will be sent out to inform participants when their shirts may be picked up at the Y.

Thursday, Oct. 29:   5:00pm-8:00pm      Downtown YMCA
Friday, Oct. 30:        9:00am-4:00pm      Downtown YMCA
Friday, Oct. 30:        5:00pm-6:45pm      Old Capitol Lawn

We will offer complimentary child care for parent/guardians who will be participating in the race. Child care will be taking place at the Downtown YMCA from 6:00-8:30pm. We accept children 6 wks and up. Sign-in your child at the lobby of the YMCA. Younger children will be in the upstairs multi-purpose room, and older children will be in the gymnasium on the first floor.

Event pictures will post on our social media sites and website once available.  There will also be a few race photos taken by The State Journal.

We would like to extend our deep appreciation to Whitaker Bank for being our title sponsor again this year. Additionally, the Black Cat Chase has many other sponsors we would like to thank. 

Contact Us if you'd like to be an event sponsor for the Black Cat Chase 5K, one of the regions most popular events!

See website for details! 


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