Black Cat Chase 5k

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk, 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, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, 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 26, 2018 7:00pm
Where:  Old State Capitol
(Downtown Frankfort)

Registration Fees*
July 9 - July 31  $21.20
Aug. 1 - Aug. 31 $24.38
Sept. 1 - Oct. 22 $27.56
Oct. 23 - Oct. 26 $31.80
*Registration fee includes 6% sales tax.  Refunds are not available.
If unable to attend, contact us to transfer your registration to someone else.

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. Upgrade to a tech shirt for only $7 more. Register by October 18 to guarantee your shirt by race day!  2018 shirt designs available soon!

Thursday, Oct. 25 5:00-8:00pm Downtown YMCA
Friday, Oct. 26 9:00am-4:00pm Downtown YMCA
Friday, Oct. 26 5:00-6:45pm 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 when pictures 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.  A complete sponsor list will be available on this site upon sponsor completion.
Contact Us if you'd like to be an event sponsor for the Black Cat Chase 5K, one of the regions most popular events!

Pumpkin Contest

Want to display your artistic talents this Halloween?  Join the fun at the Black Cat Chase's festive event this year at our Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
Click Here for details!

Race Course & Road CLosings

2018 Course Map

View map to discover the course route.  All intersecting roads on the course will be blocked off for the race from 6:00-8:45pm, so please plan accordingly in your travels!

A special Thank You goes out to Whitaker Bank for being our title sponsor again for 2018!

The Frankfort YMCA is a proud partnering agency of the United Way of Franklin County  
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