The Bad Kitty will be held February 1, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. If you have been apprehensive about trying trail running, this race is for you.
Bad Kitty Trail 10-k Trail Race & 5-km Fun Run 2020
Date: February 1st Registration: 8:00-8:45 Race start time: 9:00 am Location: 1 Harrison Plz @ the UNA Fountain
Description of Courses: The course will be well marked and “manicured” with an aid station. All distances will include a little over 1 mile road run from the UNA Fountain to the trails in Wildwood Park. The 10-k will have around 5 miles of single track trail. Sections of the course will be very challenging and technical. This course is not a smooth “rails-to-trails” type event, and it is called the Bad Kitty for a reason. That is why you signed up right? The scenery is beautiful and inspiring with a mix of tall hardwoods and Cypress Creek bordering a side of the park. There will be two live lions at the start of the race. There will be many curves, hills, uneven ground, roots, rocks, small water crossings, and a potential for muddy areas if it rains. Please be sure to read the Potential Risks section. The 5-k will include ~2-miles of somewhat less challenging trail. While this trail will be “easier” it will still include hills and the same types of surfaces that may result in falling as the longer course.
Timing and trophies: The nature of this event will be to promote trail running and raise money for some noble causes versus competition per se, but we will keep time using the Solid Rock Race Timing chip system (results will be posted). The top 3 overall male and female finishers for the 10-k race distance will get a unique shirt with “Bad Cat” (3rd place), “Badder Cat” (2nd place), and “Baddest Cat” (1st place) on their shirt’s name plate versus “Finisher”. First place overall finishers will get their time/name on the back of all future race t-shirts.
On-line pre-registration cost
Before January 1st, 5-k or 10-k = $ 25 · Child/adult combo for 5-k or 10-k = $40
January 1st - January 30th, 6:00 pm 5-k or 10-k = $30 · Child/adult combo for 5-k or 10-k = $50
Only runners registered on-line before January 1st will be guaranteed a shirt in the size requested. Later registration may result in not getting a shirt based on supply.
Race day registration cost
5-k or 10-k $35 · Child/adult combo 5-k or 10-k $60
***Please note on-line registration will close on Thursday, January at 6:00 pm.***
The BKTR is a non-profit event and all proceeds will be used to fund; (1) exercise science research conducted by students and faculty in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at the University of North Alabama, (2) UNA Public Safety Institute training programs for local first responders, and (3) help offset the travel expenses of our local Special Olympics to compete in their State Games.
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