The Black Cat 10 and 20 Miler is in its 6th year! The 10 mile event makes for a great winter goal and the 20 mile falls at the perfect time for all of you training for Boston or an early spring marathon. This is one of the most scenic endurance events with the best volunteers, aid stations at every 1.5 miles and cool swag for all participants.
The 20 mile course is a two loop run with a few rolling hills, some good down hills and gorgeous scenic views. The event starts in front of the Hawthorne Hotel (Hawthorne Blvd) in the heart of downtown Salem. Runners will follow Lafayette St. continuing on 114 into Marblehead and turn around at the entrance to Devereux Beach. Head back into Salem all the way down Fort Avenue and looping back into downtown Salem to Finish.
10 Miler – $30
20 Miler – $40
20 Mile Allie Relay-$125 (2 or 4 person teams)
Allie Castner Scholarship Fund:
By supporting this worthy cause, we can all continue to hold Allie’s world her spirit, her memory, and her remarkable life in our hearts forever. Runners can choose which every category you prefer: there are two categories; $5 donation or $10 donation. Anyone who runs for Allie will be given a special gift. All runners will have a chance to place in their age group category as well.
Race day registration:
Post Race Party:
After you cross the finish line, join us inside the Hawthorne Hotel for delicious refreshments and fun! We will be serving fruit, bagels, and hot soups to keep you warm on this chilly March morning. MIMOSAS and BLOODYMARYS will be available for purchase!
Pre Packet Pickup Options:
Thursday(3/09/17): 1-6pm at Bns fitness facility (Shetland Park 45 Congress Street, Dock 19/20 – Entrance B
Salem, MA 01970 GPS: 90 Leavitt St. Salem, MA 01970)
Friday(3/10/17): 3-7 pm at the Hawthorne Hotel (Race Site)
Saturday(3/11/17): 6:30 AM-race start at the Hawthorne Hotel (Race Site)
First Overall Male and Female in 10 mile. First Overall Male and Female in 20 mile. Top three male and female in each age category.
Team Award: Male/Female/Co-Ed running clubs (top 3 runners cumulative time).
19 and under – Male/Female
20-24 – Male/Female
25-29 – Male/Female
30-34 – Male/Female
35-39 – Male/Female
40-44 – Male/Female
45-49 – Male/Female
50-54 – Male/Female
55-59 – Male/Female
60-64 – Male/Female
65-69 – Male/Female
70+ – Male/Female
NEW THIS YEAR! *DECREASED RACE PRICE* We all have TONS of race shirts in our drawers– Do we always wear them?! This year we have decreased the race price which will NOT include a race shirt. HOWEVER, you will get to purchase a shirt at check-out if you would like! All participates will receive a finisher medal upon completion of the race.