2015 Black Cat Road Race, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8 AM. Salem Waterfront Hotel, 225 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970

Event Details

Black Cat 10 & 20 Miler is Cancelled for 2015

Final Note:

Dear Black Cat Runner,

We’d like to thank you for your empathy and kindness in understanding all the moving parts and parties that played into having to cancel the event. 

For those of you who have reached out, either, to make different accommodations in picking up your materials, or with questions you should have received a response by this point. If you haven’t, we apologize, and request you please re-send your email so we can respond. We did our very best in acknowledging all questions/concerns in an appropriate time frame. 

At this point in time we’d like to update you on a complete list of options.

1) Claim your Black Cat shirt and merchandise you paid for and take advantage of the discount provided to a future B&S owned event. (LandShark Swim + Aquathon,  Dam Triathlon, Wild Fish Swim, Wicked Half, Devils Chase, Holiday 5K Costume Crawl or the Ladies Night Out Run, Wine and Chocolate Event)

2) Completely defer your entry to the 2016 Black Cat 10/20 (With this option you will not be able to claim your swag from this year or use the Black Cat discount provided) With this option you will need to email ashley@bnsfitness.com

3) We have submitted a request to add the 10 and 20 mile option to our Wicked Half Marathon on September 19th for those who would like to run either distance come Fall. If this is accepted: You can pick up your swag for the Black Cat 10/20 now or during pickup of the Wicked Half. As soon as we hear back from both Marblehead and Salem City Councils another email, and announcement will be made.  (With this option you will not be able to use either of the Black Cat discounts provided).

Just a reminder these are the times if you are picking up your shirt and merchandise.

Times: Friday 6am-1pm or Saturday 8am-NOON


If you made any additional donations to the Allie Castner Scholarship Fund, these monies will still be allocated to the Scholarship. We thank you very much on behalf of the family for your generosity.

Again we sincerely apologize for the inconveniences and stress related to the event and hope you join us again for future events. 

Thank you and in Good Health,

Ashley, Brandi & Steve


Black Cat Event Summary

The Black Cat 10-20 miler was created in 2010 in Salem, MA by B&S EVENT MANAGEMENT. The Black Cat road race was at first designed with intent to provide a training race that would attract marathon runners especially those training for the Boston Marathon. Being 20min North of Boston, there was no longer distance race in close proximity to the Boston area, so there the Black Cat Sprung. For many non-marathon runners, the 10mile option provided a much needed winter goal to dust off the sneakers and start the spring race season with a bang!

With blazing temperatures for the first weekend in March in 2010, the event surpassed 700 runners in its first year and as of February 2012 over the 800 mark.

Course Details

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 and finishes in the heart of downtown Salem on Derby St. at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites. 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 finishing on Hawthorne Blvd.

Event Swag

Participants will receive a long sleeve custom tech shirt.

*Allie Runners - Any runner who makes a donation of $15 or greater will receive a special gift.

*Race Pint glasses will be sold for $5.

Packet Pickup Options

Yes you may pick up your friends packets.

Thursday 1-6 at Greater Boston Running Co (Vinnin Sq, Swampscott MA) 
Friday 11-6 at Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites (Race Site)
Saturday 6:30am to race start at race site (Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites)

Storing your belongings?

Mobile Locker Rentals

Store your belongings safely and access them easily anytime before and after the race with the Mobile Locker Co. Their affordable lockers rentals come in a variety of sizes. They will conveniently parked near the start line for you! Reserve your locker directly at http://the-mobile-locker-co.myshopify.com/


What people are saying about the Black Cat?

I just wanted to say thank you for a great race. It was a pleasure to run the Black Cat 20! I thought the Black Cat course was perfect, the Marblehead hill was not that bad and I even set a PR. I never thought I would run better at age 38 vs age 28...must be the luck of the Black Cat! I thought the race was very well organized and I have to say the UNH students were awesome. They were all so energetic and encouraging. Running 20 miles in the cold is not the easiest of tasks but I'm sure standing in the cold can be just as harsh (well....almost). Regardless, they stayed upbeat and positive the entire time and that was very much appreciated. The Black Cat was a great experience for me and I hope to be able to run it again in the future. Thank you to the organizers for all your hard work! - SL 2013

Excellent race - cant believe this is only your second year. Whole registration and event experience was very well done. I'll be back next year! Great shirts.
Very glad you had a white drawstring bag in the swag. I needed a place to stash my jacket/sweats before the start and that was perfect. 
Excellent recovery food options. Loved the fresh bagels and powerbars were a plus.
Fantastic job by the volunteers, and great to see so many out in the course. - RH 2012