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 Whitaker Bank Black Cat Chase 5K Race and Fun Run/Walk

October 30, 2015 7:00pm
Downtown Frankfort - Broadway Street

You don’t want to miss this exciting evening race! This is the largest road race in Frankfort and has been described as the best 5K in our area. You don’t have to be a diligent runner to come out and enjoy the dancing black cat, costumes, refreshments, music, and a fun course around the State Capitol and Downtown Frankfort. There are first timers, walkers, casual runners, experienced athletes, kids, and people of all ages and abilities. Get in the Halloween spirit, have fun with family and friends, and support the Frankfort Y in this festive, night run.  

 Registration:  Register online or at either Frankfort YMCA location (see registration info on left side of page).  Registration is $15 through September 15, $20 from September 16 through October 25, and $25 from October 26 through October 30.  Registrations will be accepted on race day at the YMCA from 9am-4pm or on the Old Capitol lawn starting at 5:00 p.m.

Packet Pick-Up: Packet pick-up will be held at the Race Expo at the Downtown YMCA on Thursday, October 29 from 5-8pm or on Friday, October 30 from 9am-4pm.  Packets can also be picked up before the race on the Old State Capitol lawn from 5-6:30pm.

Race Course:  The race starts near the Old Capitol on Broadway by Lewis Street (face Wilkinson).  Turn left on Wilkinson, left on Main, right across the Capital Avenue bridge, up Capital Avenue, around the Capitol (between the Capitol and Annex), back down Capital Avenue, across the bridge, left on Main, right on Wilkinson, and right on Broadway to the finish.  Parking will not be available on Broadway that evening.  Lewis Street closes at 3:30 p.m., and Broadway closes at 5:30 p.m.  Streets along the route close at 6:45 pm and will reopen once the last walker crosses the finish line.  CLICK HERE for the Course Map!

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 5 overall male and female participants, the top 3 participants in each age group, and the top 3 teams (minimum 5 runners per team).  Group costume and other fun awards will also be distributed.  Special awards will be given to the school participants including top school, team with the most participants, and school spirit.

T-Shirts: All participants will receive a long sleeved Black Cat Chase shirt.  You can upgrade to a long sleeved performance tech shirt for $10 more.  Shirts will be heather gray.  Picture will be posted soon.   

Childcare: Free childcare will be offered before and during the race at the Downtown YMCA from 6-8:15pm.  You don’t have to register ahead of time or be a member of the Y for this service (it is available for all registered race participants).  Childcare will be led by our Crayon Club childcare staff, so all staff are certified in CPR/First Aid and have a variety of trainings in childcare services. 

Sponsors and Volunteers: We are looking for more sponsors and volunteers.  Contact us if you or your business would like to get involved.  See contact info below.   

More Information:  Black Cat Chase proceeds go towards the Frankfort YMCA Annual Giving Campaign to help provide assistance to children and families so that they can participate in Y programs and events.  Additional race details will be posted before the race.  Contact Melissa Bondurant at 502-227-9637 ext. 102 or by EMAIL for more information.


The Frankfort YMCA is a member agency of the United Way of Franklin County.

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