Batavia United Way Bat Race 5K & 10K

27 North River Street
Batavia, IL 60510

Running > 10k, 5k

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Event Description

Batavia United Way is pleased to announce the 9th annual Bat Race 5k/10k on October 29, 2022 beginning at River and State Street in downtown Batavia. This chip-timed event along the beautiful Fox River Bike Path has drawn runners and walkers to our beautiful town from 30 surrounding zip codes for 8 years. This event has something for all ability levels, whether you are a walker or a runner: 5K, 10K, and Kids Fun Run. 

Walk-in packet pick up will be available October 26 & 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Bar Evolution (27 N. River St. Batavia). Show your bib from October 26 - 29 to get 10% off your bill (alcohol excluded) at Pal Joey’s or Bar Evolution!

Race day brings all sorts of fun! The following will be available for purchase: Our fabulous Bloody Mary bar at Bar Evolution, apple cinnamon donuts, breakfast burritos, and more! Race awards will be given in various age categories for both male and female runners. 

What's a Halloween-themed race without costumes?! We encourage (but not require) you to wear costumes. We will be awarding prizes in various categories (e.g., Best Team Costume, Best Adult Male Costume, Best Child Girl costume, etc.) for those who want to participate in the costume contest. You can register at the costume contest booth the morning of the race to be eligible for prizes. 

Without supporters like you, we would not be able to provide assistance to over 19 local agencies or run the in-house programs such as our Success-by-6 preschool scholarships. Thank you and enjoy the festivities!

With gratitude,

The Batavia United Way Race Committee

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