Fri October 29, 2021 Frankfort, KY 40601 US Directions
This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators!


7:00PM EDT
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Downtown Frankfort
Frankfort, KY US 40601

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

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 24 and Friday, October 29, 2021.  
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+

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!

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 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.

Black Cat shirts are a great commemorative item, and are long-sleeve with performance blend.

UPDATE! Packet pickup will be available at the Downtown Frankfort YMCA. 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 Parking Lot)

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!



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