Take part in a Halloween season in-person run and walk! On Saturday evening, October 22 at 6:30 pm, you can be cool or a ghoul at the thrilling Walking With The Dead 5K & 1 mile Fun run/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.
The 5K and 1 mile run or walk is organized on behalf of the Columbus Rotary Foundation and the Green Lawn Cemetery Association and helps to support the care and maintenance of Green Lawn Cemetery.
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 gift card award.
Event Schedule - Race Day
- Packet Pick-up/Check-in: 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm * No advance packet pick-up*
- Event Formation/Instructions: 6:20 pm
- Event Start: 6:30 pm
- Haunted Tour Begins: 7:30 pm
- Couse Closes: 8:00 pm
Event Start Location: Mausoleum across from Greenlawn Main Office
Thank you for the support from these great partners:
The Walking With the Dead is organized in partnership with Greenswell Events.
Haunted Tour (Starts at 7:30 pm) Closed
Take part in the Haunted Tour (Note: Can purchase at a discount as part of your race registration).
Virtual 5K Run/Walk Closed
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!
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1 Mile Fun Run/Walk ClosedOnline registration closed
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Course Map & Parking Location [P]
- Event contact
- Craig E Thompson
- +1 614-425-1156
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