If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get some exercise in, you’re in luck because Salem has tons of road races throughout the year. This month is the Black Cat 10 and 20 miler run and details are per Facebook:
Date: March 9, 2019 || Time: 8 AM Start (Packet pickup/race day registration will open at 6:30 AM)
The Black Cat 10 and 20 Miler is in its 8th 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 1.5-2 miles and cool swag.
This year you’ll have your choice! Touchscreen Winter custom Black Cat gloves or a Winter pom pom custom beanie!
All participates will receive a finisher medal upon completion of the race.
Additional merchandise will be available to purchase through online registration and on the day of event will include:
Long sleeve gender specific shirts & custom mason jars.
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. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available for purchase!
- 10 Miler – $40 through 1/19
- 20 Miler – $50 through 1/19
- 20 Miler Relay – $100 (2 or 4 people) through 1/19
- (Plus $5 on 1/20, +$5 on 2/16, plus $10 on race day)
Charity Options – 100% of additional entry fee will be allocated directly to your preferred charity
(No price increases, must be pre-registered for above pricing)
- 10 Mile Charity Runner – $50
- 20 Mile Charity Runner – $60
- 20 Mile Charity Relay – $125 (2 or 4 person teams)
Pre-Packet Pickup Options
- Friday (3/8/19): 3-7 pm at the Hawthorne Hotel (Race Site) in Ballroom
- Saturday(3/9/19): 6:30 AM-at the Hawthorne Hotel (Race Site)
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.
- Top 3 Overall Male and Female in 10 & 20 Miler
- Top three Male and Female in each age AG category ( see below)
- Top Team/Club – Male/Female/Co-ed running clubs (top 3 runners cumulative times)
- 19 and under – Male/Female
- 20-29 – Male/Female
- 30-39 – Male/Female
- 40-49 – Male/Female
- 50-59 – Male/Female
- 60-69 – Male/Female
- 70-79 – Male/Female
- 80+ Male/Female
Black Cat Beneficiaries
The Black Cat 10/20 Miler supports a variety of organizations. MR8, Allie Castner Scholarship Fund & Fit Girls Marblehead.
The event will take place rain/snow or shine. HOWEVER in the event of serious inclement weather, and we are forced to cancel the run portion due to safety issues we will still be having the party. That being said, faced with a situation of a major Nor’Easter and we are forced to cancel the post race party as well, we will notify you as soon as we possibly can. We will not be making any decisions regarding the event until that morning. Please check our Facebook page for updates and keep an eye out for any and all emails sent out. Given the nature of these events, there are no refunds regardless of what we are forced to do to keep our participants safe. We would however credit a portion of the registration fee toward any future B&S event.”
This run takes place on March 9, 2019 beginning at 8:00 am. Registration info can be found here. Have fun and enjoy!! <3