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Poe Raid Relay Race + Black Cat Block Party

THE RACE

700 N American up to the southeast entrance of Liberty Lands Park

Teams of 4 compete in a singularly different relay race through Northern Liberties ending in a block party at Liberty Lands Park with games, food, booze, and more. The winning team will take home the Coeur de Conte, the Tell Tale Heart trophy.

RACE SCHEDULE
  • 11:30 – noon Team introductions and line up at start line

  • Noon – 1pm Relay Race from Fairmount and American to the southeast entrance of Liberty Lands Park. Heats of 5 with a run-off final.

THE BLOCK PARTY

The event is free to attend, is family and cat friendly (well, maybe don’t bring your cat). Crafts, food, and special beer + cocktails will be for sale by El Camino Real.

STAGE SCHEDULE
  • 2 – 2:30pm Kids Literary Character Costume Contest – kids dress as their favorite character from a book or author. No superheroes. Judges TBD.

  • 3 – 4pm Readings of Poe’s work from the stage

PICNIC AREA SCHEDULE
  • Noon – 1pm Race finish line

  • 1:30 – 2:30pm Poe Quizzo. Think you know Poe? Sign your team up for three rounds of ten questions.

  • 3 – 3:30 Poe Puns by Mike Simons

OTHER HAPPENINGS
  • Doll-making workshop

  • Face painting

  • Food and booze by El Camino Real