Skip to main content

Only Oswego

FraidyCat 5K Registration Now Open

Aug 17, 2015 12:51PM ● By Steven Jack

Photo courtesy of the Edward Hospital FraidyCat 5K, Ghost Run & Meow Mile Facebook page.

Edward Elmhurst Healthcare and the Oswego Chamber of Commerce invite runners to register for the 5th Annual FraidyCat 5k, Ghost Run 10k, and Meow Mile through the heart of downtown Oswego. 

This flat, scenic USATF-IL-certified course takes you through Oswego neighborhoods. Water and split times will be available at the 1 and 2 mile markers. The FraidyCat 5K is CARA Certified.

The 5K, 10K, and Meow Mile races are chip-times at the start and finish. The Meow Mile will start promptly at 9 a.m. in front of the Oswego Center (old Traughber Junior High School, 61 Franklin St.). The FraidyCat 5K and the Ghost Run 10K will start approximately at 9:30a.m. The course will close at 11:30 a.m.



Registration is now open. The entry fee for the FraidyCat 5K is $40 per person before Oct. 1 ($50 after Oct. 1). There is a discount for CARA runners. The entry fee for the Ghost Run is $55 before Oct. 1 ($65.00 after Oct. 1). The entry fee for the Meow Mile is $20 per person. 

The Edward Hospital FraidyCat 5K is limited to a maximum of 1,000 entrants. This event will sell out. Registration for the event will close once the limit has been reached. Race week or race day registration may not be available.

This special event for adults and children supports Celebrate Differences. Celebrate Differences is committed to supporting individuals with disabilities in reaching their fullest potential by providing positive resources and information to families, communities and health care providers while promoting a competent level of awareness and understanding.

For more information or to register please go to or call 630-554-3505.