Cats&Bats5K 2020

October 31st, 2020 @ 8:00am EST

$20 - $40
Cats&Bats5K 2020
About this event



SATURDAY, October 31, 2020 - 8:00 am start time 

EARLY PACKET PICKUP details to be announced.


  • CUSTOM EVENT SHIRT - Please register by 10/16 to guarantee your shirt size choice. 

  • Come on out to beautiful Festival Park in Aberdeen, MD and participate in the ONLY 5k to feature a Marathon Quality Commemorative Finisher's Medal for all participants. All new design for 2020.

This is THE area's spookiest fall running event, so don't miss out!  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!

2020 Finisher's Medal


Our run will benefit The National PTSD Foundation, a 501(c)3 that works to support our local veterans and first responders who suffer from this affliction.

Due to social distancing and group gathering restrictions, awards will be announced on-line after the completion of all participants.  Costumes are welcome but no on-site contest in 2020

We'll see YOU at the Cats & Bats 5K! 

 This event is RAIN OR SHINE!

Ticket sales are final and there are no refunds.

Teaming it up with your friends?  Great - join their team or create your own. If you're not on a team, click Join a Team and then "None"


Festival Park, Aberdeen
Parke St
Aberdeen, Maryland
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October 31st, 2020 @ 8:00am EST
Race Logistics


The CoVid-19 Pandemic has changed the course of road racing – pun intended – and we are continually evaluating our plans and conditions to ensure your and our safety.  As of this writing, Maryland is entering Phase 3 of the recovery with fewer restrictions.  We hope the conditions allow this to continue, but we reserve the right to make changes as time progresses.  We will make every attempt to keep you fully informed of these changes.

  • Participants and any spectators will be required to wear a face covering before and after the race; they may remove it while on the race course
  • Only those who are wearing a valid event race bib will be permitted in the Start/Finish corral
  • We will be starting at 8:00 am with a rolling start.  The start line will remain open for at least 15 minutes to allow everyone to cross the start line with appropriate distance from other runners, allowing a few runners across every few seconds. If necessary we will keep the start line open longer to allow all to start with appropriate distancing. The race is chip timed, so your time starts when you cross the start mats and ends when you cross the finish mats. 
  • If you are running with a group or team, the group of 10 or fewer will be allowed to start together. 
  • 1 mile participants will start once all the 5K runners have crossed the start mats.
  • Due to the extended start, there is a good possibility that finishers will be coming back at the same time that others are starting.  Please be aware and always keep to your right to avoid collisions!
  • Once you have completed your distance, please proceed to the Medals table to pick up your Finisher’s medal. This will be self-service with an attendant. If you must wait, please maintain appropriate distance from other participants.
  • Water and snacks will be available in the park.  Please enjoy your snack and cool down a bit, then we ask you to leave the park area to reduce crowding.
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