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Black Cat 10 & 20 Miler

Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts

Sun 24th March 2024

2 races

Organiser's Description

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2024
Race Start Time: 8AM
Start Location: Read Gymnasium at the Salem Academy Charter School, 16 Lynch St, Salem MA
Details: Join us for the Annual Black Cat 10 20 Miler happening in Salem, MA in preparation for the Boston Marathon in April! Participants will choose from a 10 or 20 mile distance, those who choose the 20, will have a 4 hour time cap to complete the 20 mile distance. The course will offer aid stations every 1.5-2 miles and there will be a ton of cheerful volunteers from the Salem Academy Charter School on the course. Participants will receive an epic custom finisher medal that will be a nice addition to anyones medal collection. The event attracts close to 600 runners, including elites to beginners traveling from all over the Country. We promise running through the historic streets of the Witch City scenic Marblehead will make these miles fly by! 
Distances: 10 mile and 20 mile
10 Miler Fees:$70 through 1/31$75 through 2/29$80 through 3/17$85 through 3/23$100 on Race Day**No Shirt Entry – **$5 off your entry 
20 Miler Fees:$80 through 1/31$85 through 2/29$90 through 3/17$95 through 3/23$110 on Race Day**No Shirt Entry – **$5 off your entry 
Packet Pick Up Options: *Yes you can pick up for your friends.Saturday 3/23, Pre-Race Packet Pickup: 10-1PM at the Salem Academy Charter School, inside the gymnasium. GPS: 16 Lynch St, Salem MASunday 3/24, Race Day, at the Salem Charter Academy School in the gymnasium starting at 6:45AM.Swag: Long sleeve shirts and personalized bibs will be provided to participants pre-registered by March 3rd. All participants will receive an event finishers medal upon completion of the event. 
Course: Both the 10 and 20 will start at the same time. The 20 Mile is two loops of the 10 mile route. More course information will be available here: https://www.bnseventmanagement.com/blackcatTo see the map with elevation click here: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5426268886
Course Time Cap: 4 hour time cap beginning at 8AM.You must be at the half way point by 10AM to be eligible for a second lap. **Sunshine start at 7AM will be made available for only 20 milers who are unsure whether they’ll finish within the 4 hour time slot. Any 10 milers that start at 7AM will be DQd and not receive a published race result.
Course Details (Water Stations and Bathrooms):The course will have a Water Station approx. every 1.5-2 miles. Aid stations will have either Gatorade or Water, sometimes both.  At the turn around fuel station at located at the VFW Post on West Shore Dr, there will be Gu’s, petroleum jelly, and bathrooms. **Note, water stations will not be setup until 8AM so those participating in the 7AM sunshine start, should be equipped with nutrition/fuel for the beginning portion of the course.
Dogs/Strollers: We do welcome dogs and strollers. We do ask that you line up in the back at the start line. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not allowed inside the school. Bag Drop: A location inside the school will be available to leave your items. All items must be picked up between 9:30AM and Noon. 
Parking: Plenty of parking at Shetland Park. There is also a garage located across from the Waterfront Hotel on the corner of Congress/Derby Street. CASH PURSE Details:$700 Cash Purse for the Overall Top M/F Finishers in the 10 mile and 20 mile race1st place M/F in each distance: $175
Age Group Awards: Top 3 Overall M/F in each raceTop 3 M/F in each age group: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79,80 Top 3 Non-Binary**No double dippingPost Race Festivities: Water/gatorade will be available at the finish line. Catered breakfast items, hot soup, fruit, an assortment of baked goods, packaged food and hot coffee will be available post race inside the gymnasium. We encourage you to hang around afterwards to explore downtown Salem where there are several restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique shops that are worth checking out. If you’re looking for breakfast or a post run beverage we recommend visiting LongBoards Restaurant, Barrio Taco, Brothers Taverna or The Derby, all of whom offer runners 10% off food!
Race Charity: Salem Academy Charter School, Good Sports Inc, VFW Post in Marblehead, Allie Castner Scholarship Foundation the Salem Park and Recreation.
Race Refunds Event Cancellations: We understand life happens and things may come up. We’ve implemented a FREE deferral and transfer policy up to  March 4th. Refunds/deferrals after March 1st(without insurance), will incur a $15 fee for administration purposes. In the case of event cancellation due to public safety, inclement weather or some other unforeseen power at be, the event will become virtual.
Questions: Please email BS Event Management at eventsbnsfitness.com or call 978-204-8588.

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    Sun 24th March 2024

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  • 20 Miler

    Sun 24th March 2024

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    Sun 24th March 2024

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