Saturday, October 7 at 5pm
Trick or treat…move your feet! Kick off your Halloween season the right way. Organized by the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the Rest in Peace 5K Run is the premier Halloween costume run and after-party in the region!
Unique and challenging, the run winds through the headstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Participants and spectators alike are encouraged to attend in Halloween attire. Don’t forget your wallets… Directly following the run, prizes are awarded for the best costume as well as to the winners of the run at an after-party that features free beer from Magic Hat, classic rock music by 102.9 WMGK and a chance to win top-notch prizes.
Proceeds benefit the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark. In addition to being a good time, the run is also a very community minded event, connecting runners, local businesses and organizations together through fellowship, fitness and fun! For those looking for a charity fitness event that is cool albeit creepy, the RIP 5K is the perfect choice!
The RIP 5K Run will take place on Saturday, October 7 at 5:00pm (registration opens at 4:00pm), and is a rain or shine event. Runners and spectators should enter via Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
Runners can register at www.rip5k.org. Advance, online registration is $35/adults 20+; $20/teens 13-19 years; and $15/children 8-12 years. Cost includes complimentary gift bag and t-shirt. Walk-ups are welcome, but t-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed. Day-of registration for adults is $40. For additional information, please call (215) 228-8200 or visit www.rip5k.org.