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Cats & Bats Haunted 5K

Sat October 26, 2024 Aberdeen, MD 21001 US Directions


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Cats & Bats Haunted 5K

$35 $30 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Cats & Bats Fun Run 1 Mile (untimed)

$25 $20 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Cats & Bats Virtual 5K Race

$35 Registration ends October 26, 2024 at 7:45am EDT

Race Website

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Festival Park
60 N. Parke St
Aberdeen, MD US 21001


For 8 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 26th - 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.

Packet pickup will begin on race morning at 6:30 am, under the pavilion.
Early packet pickup will be announced as we get cl
Race Fees
5K - Live Run or Walk - $30 per person (through August 31, 2024 - includes chip timing, shirt, and race medal, post race food and drinks, awards for overall & age group winners. Price increase to $35/per person September 1, 2024

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 - $20 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 $25 starting September 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 will be held TBD
We are also offering a mailing option this year ($7.00), please see registration for details and cut-off date.


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. 

This race is owned, managed, and professionally timed by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing, LLC

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Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup TBA

Race Day packet pickup will begin at 6:30 am under the Festival Park pavilion.



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