Cat Caper 5K

Sun September 22, 2019 Columbus, OH 43215 US Directions
505 W Whittier St
Columbus, OH US 43215


Please join us for the 14th Annual Cat Caper 5K walk/run benefiting the Cat Welfare Association.  The 2019 event will be held Sunday, September 22th at the Grange Audubon Center.  

2019 Construction at last year's venue gave us a new and exciting opportunity to move the race to an even better location, the Grange Audubon Center.   We could not be more excited for our new Cat Caper location.  This location provides ample parking and the race course will be our best yet.  Participants will have a chance to connect with nature while running or walking the 5K.  If you have not been to this amazing park, September 22nd is your date to go!

As with last year, in 2019 register 5 or more for the 5K and everyone in the group gets $5 off their entry!  Each member of the group needs to register in the same 'cart' and the discount will automatically appear when you check-out.

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ALL About the Cat Caper Event

Race Day Information

Race day begins with registration at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Kids Fun Run (ages 12 and under) at 8:30 a.m. The 5K starts at 9:00 a.m.  At approximately 10am there will be an awards ceremony for the top finishers in each event.  The silent auction raffle as soon as the awards ceremony is over.  A pancake breakfast will be available through-out your morning of fun.  


Tuesday, September 17th - 11am - 7pm:  Come see us at the Shelter and pick up your packet. Spend a few extra minutes visiting with the cats and having fun! We are located at 741 Wetmore Ave in the Clintonville area.

Friday, September 20th from 4pm - 6pm AND Saturday, September 21st from 3pm - 5pm - Roadrunner Sports:  This year you may pick up your race packet in advance at Roadrunner Sports located at 535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd in Worthington.   

SHIRTS:  If you register on or after September 17th your shirt size may be SOLD OUT.  Please choose NO SHIRT and check with us after the race to see if there are any leftover shirts in your size.  

POST RACE EVENTS:  Come for the 5K, stay for the fun.  There will be vendors, The Catique resale shop, CWA's catnip pillows and the spectacular post-race raffle including gift certificates and items waiting to be won by you!  All proceeds of the raffle go to the Shelter.  (Please see below for a listing of current raffle items available) 

POST RACE BREAKFAST:  No need for breakfast before you come. For a donation, we'll serve you a tasty Pancake breakfast!

AWARDS:   All runners and walkers will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.   Awards will be presented at approximately 10am to the top finishers in each age division.  Who says cats and dogs don't get along?  We will award the top 3 canine-human finisher with a special prize as well!  


SWAG:  Your Cat Caper 5K swag bag will include a custom race shirt, one silent auction raffle ticket, coupons and special offers from our sponsors and friends and some other surprises.  

DOGS:  Permitted on leashes.

STROLLERS:  Permitted.

DONATIONS: Bring a donation of paper towels, Mr. Clean magic erasers or canned Friskies cat food and receive a free ticket for each item donated!

CURRENT RAFFLE ITEMS & RAFFLE INFORMATION:  Each raffle item will have a small bag in front of it where you can drop your tickets for the items you want to win.  All participants will receive a 1 raffle ticket in your swag bag, you may also receive raffle tickets for the aforementioned donation items and we will have tickets for sale at the race (so bring cash)! 

Gift Cards:   Speedway $25 (x4), Helen Winnemore's $50,   Aladdin's $25 (x2), Villa Nova $25, Bibibop $100, Cakes & More $34, Dewey's Pizza $25, El Vaquero $25 (x2), First Watch $20 (x2), Fusian $25, Giant Eagle $25, Portia's Café $25 (x2), Columbus Running Company $25, GFS $25, House Wines $25, Old Bag of Nails $25 (x2), Pattycake $20 (& tote bag), Weilands $50, Cover to Cover Bookstore $20, Bath & Body $25, Roosters $25, Dominos Pizza 2 free pizzas, Moo Moo Cash Wash $50 & pail of supplies, Mozarts $38 tea gift card, Boomerang Room $25 (x3) and MORE to COME! 

Free Tickets:  Studio 35, Columbus Crew, Columbus Museum of Art, Cooper's Hawk (wine tasting), COSI, Shadowbox Live, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, CAPA: 2 tickets to A Christmas Carol ($75 value) and MORE to COME! 

Items:  Squidcat Inc: cat prints & cards, Thirty-One Gifts: purses & bags, Ultrafit-USA: free races, shirts & hats,  The W Nail Bar: house made products, Big Lots: cat beds, condos, litterbox & toys, Cliff Original: 2 gift sets shampoo/conditioner, Catique: lots of cat stuff, Print Syndicate: mugs/socks/shirts, Moochie & Co: dog & cat gift baskets, Red Giraffe Design: gold Ohio necklace and MORE to COME!




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