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Cats & Bats Haunted 5K

Saturday October 30th, 2021

Aberdeen, MD

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For 6 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 30th - 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. If Covid-19 restrictions do not allow for a group race, all racers will be virtual.  We will communicate to all participants via email and Facebook. 

Packet pickup will begin on race morning at 6:30 am, under the pavilion.
Early packet pickup will be announced as we get closer to race day.  
Race Fees
5K - Live Run or Walk - $25 per person (through Sept 30 2021) - includes chip timing, shirt, and race medal, post race food and drinks, awards for overall & age group winners. Price increase to $30/per person October 1, 2021

Virtual 5K Race - $30 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 October 1

This is a Rain or Shine event!  No refunds will be offered for this event. 


Packet pickup date/time to be announced. Please try to attend the Advance Packet pickup as this will help us to avoid crowds on race day.

Due to CoVid-19 restrictions, there will be no packet pickup at Charm City Run this year.  

We will also be offering a mailing option this year ($5.00), please see registration.

The second option is to pick up your packet on the morning of the race. Packet pick-up will begin at 6:30 AM and will run until 8:00 AM. Participants are STRONGLY URGED to utilize the off-site packet pickup opportunity as race day pickup can be very busy and we must start the race on-time in order to comply with police and permit restrictions.


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 place only for 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+). Winners to be announced post-race. Winners will be notified via Facebook/awards mailed out

Give your best costume a trial run! Due to Covid-19, there will be no group costume contest onsite, but we will hold a Virtual Costume contest via Facebook.  Details to follow.

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. 

Race Distances

Price Register
Cats & Bats Virtual 5K Race $30.00 until Register »
Cats & Bats Fun Run 1 Mile (untimed) $25.00 until Register »
Cats & Bats Haunted 5K $30.00 until Register »
Cats & Bats Haunted 5K Click to Find Out Register »
Cats & Bats Fun Run 1 Mile (untimed) Click to Find Out Register »
Cats & Bats Virtual 5K Race Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Festival Park, Aberdeen, MD

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