Sat Oct 29, 9:00 AM - Sat Oct 29, 12:00 PM

Elmwood Cemetery

4900 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64127

Community: Kansas City


Your favorite not-so-spooky run is BACK! Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Elmwood Cemetery at the Graveyard 5k!

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The 5th Annual Graveyard 5K on Saturday, October 29th this year. Let’s help raise some money for the maintenance of the cemetery! This race takes place entirely within Elmwood Cemetery, where many influential Kansas Citians call their final resting place.

Stick around after the run for beer tastings from local breweries, bites from Jimmy John's, energy drinks from Beyond Energy, cemetery tours and more!

Some fun facts about the Elmwood Cemetery include:

The Elmwood Cemetery is the 2nd oldest cemetery in Kansas City!
Keep an eye out for the headstone of Americus McKim, the owner of KC's first professional baseball team, The Kansas City Unions. Without him, we wouldn't be able to cheer on the Royals today!
Simeon Brooks Armour, the founding member of Armour and Company Meat Packing, is buried in the Armour Family plot in Elmwood. Armour Boulevard is named after Simeon and his family.
The Elmwood Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Kansas City. It's also the final resting place of 766 soldiers who fought in the Civil War on both sides.
Do you have what it takes to walk, or run with the dead?

Registration Date and Race Fees:

July 15th - July 31st - $35 (Children 12 and younger are $25)
August 1st - September 30th - $40 (Children 12 and younger are $30)
October 1st - October 30th - $45 (Children 12 and younger are $35)
Extra Shirts - $18
Cemetery Tours - $5
Elmwood Cemetery Books - $30
Packet pickup will be on Friday, October 29th from 4:00-6:30 pm. Location TBD
NOTE: Shirt sizes are guaranteed to those who order by October 1st. After that, shirt sizes are limited.

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