You can be cool (and it's OK to be a bit of a ghoul) at the thrilling Walking With The Dead 5K & 1 mile run or walk on the grounds of the historic Green Lawn cemetery on Columbus’ South side. Experience Central Ohio’s most spine-chilling Halloween fun run and walk through the sprawling 360-acre Civil War-era grounds of the 2nd largest cemetery in Ohio.
Gargoyles! Moats! Monuments! Scenic Paths! And then there's the famous Central Ohioans who reside in Green Lawn. Among them: several Ohio governors, Columbus Mayors, Famous Artists and Musicians, WWI Flying Ace Eddie Rickenbacker and scores of Civil War Generals and vets are just a few of the souls who call Green Lawn home. The scenic course will take you past many of the monuments recognizing the final resting place of many heroes.
Dress up the entire family and yourself in your most ghoulish outfit and come out for this fun event. There’s also a special costumed Dog wave for pet owners.
Monster Mash Bash
Stick around afterwards for the Monster Mash Bash featuring spirits, music, activities, food and entertainment for the entire family.
Fur-Raising Halloween Dog Costume Contest
Halloween is a fun time of the year to dress-up. Dress up your dog and take part in the special Dog Costume wave for the 5K and 1 Mile walk. Best costumed Dog and owner and best costumed dog will receive special recognition!
Prizes and Awards
Countdown to the Walking With the Dead 5K!
Must register by October 5 to guarantee shirt size (after that date subject to inventory availability).
Want to support a great cause, but unable to participate? Go ahead and register to run/walk the 5K virtually or to just provide your support!
- October 25 5:00 PM EDT - Race day Check-In & Registration Opens
- October 25 6:15 PM EDT - Race Day Check-in & Registration Closes
- October 25 6:20 PM EDT - 5K Run/Walk Race Formation Begins
- October 25 6:30 PM EDT - 5K Run/Walk Race Begins
- October 25 6:35 PM EDT - 5K Run/Walk - Dog Wave Begins
- October 25 6:35 PM EDT - 1 Mile Walk Begins