Rest In Peace 5K Run

Rest In Peace 5K Run

OCTOBER 5, 2019



Organized by the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the Rest in Peace 5K is a unique and challenging run through Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark located in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. Don’t let the beautiful scenery fool you; the course is packed with plenty of hills, twists and turns! Compete solo or with a team.


Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to preserve and promote the historical character of Laurel Hill Cemetery through educational programs and public outreach. If you needed an awesome reason to don a costume and party down for Halloween, we just gave you one. You’re welcome.


You’ll be in a cemetery during October so now isn’t the time to get shy about your costume creativity.

Grab your partner or your friends and beat out the competition for Best Couple or Group Costume. Want to keep all of the cool prizes to yourself? Show up by yourself in something outstanding and head home with Best Overall Costume. We’ve even added a new category for the best dressed pup!


Following the run, join us for our after-party featuring free beer, spooky treats, and great music! Prizes will be given out for best costumes and to the winners of the run. Don’t forget your wallets! Buy some raffle tickets for a chance to win some top-notch prizes.


A Run for the dead, not from them.

Organized by The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the Rest in Peace 5K Run is the only Halloween costume run and after-party in a Cemetery at night in the region. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. Unique and challenging, the run winds through the headstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery, a beautiful National Historic Landmark, located in the East Falls neighborhood. Participants and spectators alike are encouraged to attend in Halloween attire. 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 food, free beer, and great music. Now in its tenth year, the run attracts hundreds of regional runners and spectators. In addition to being a good time, the Race is also a very community minded event, connecting runners, local businesses and organizations together through fellowship, fitness and fun!



Course Map (PDF)
2018 Results (PDF)