Take part in a Halloween weekend in-person run and walk! On Friday evening, October 29 at 6:30 pm, you can be cool or a ghoul at the thrilling Walking With The Dead 5K & 1 mile run or walk presented by Columbus Rotary and Green Lawn Cemetery 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.
*NEW* Ghoul-ish Finishers Medal
All finishers of the run and walk will receive a commemorative medal:
Haunted Tour! Boo!
After the run, take part in the Haunted Tour of the Greenlawn Cemetery. The tour is designed for the entire family. While not known as a "haunted cemetery", several of Columbus' famous "ghosts" are buried here and with nearly 175 years of history it has its share of the macabre, strange stories, and mysteries. Join the president of the cemetery association for a 90 minute tour that will visit a few of these stories on a rare opportunity to see our beautiful cemetery at night on Halloween weekend. The tour will meet in front of the Huntington Chapel immediately after the run." Note: The tour is discounted for race participants. Must register in advance for discount.
Long-Sleeve Event Shirt
Event shirts (long sleeve) will be an optional purchase item during registration at $16.
Prizes and Awards
Top 3 fastest male and female finishers in the 5K will receive a special awards courtesy of Fleet Feet+Frontrunner.
The Walking With the Dead is organized in partnership with Greenswell Events.
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Take part in the Haunted Tour (Note: Can purchase at a discount as part of your race registration).
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!