Are you and your family looking for a creative way to kick-off your Halloween? Running Excels is bringing back the Tombstone 5K! This family-friendly event runs through the Mount Greenwood cemetery on Saturday, October 19, starting at 8:30 a.m.
The Running Excels Tombstone 5k is chip-timed, but we invite runners and walkers of all abilities to join the fun! And don’t forget to show off your costumes! This race gives runners the opportunity to debut their unique, scary, and adorable get-ups before Halloween even arrives! Mark your calendars for October 19th! We will be donating a portion of the proceeds exclusively to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
TOP FEMALE and MALE RUNNERS will receive a pair of Brooks Ghost running shoes courtesy of Running Excels. Additionally, the top 3 male and female finishers in each age category will receive medals. (The categories are 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 & over.)
In addition, prizes will be given to the Best Costume. Winners of Best Costume must be present in order to receive their award.
Post Race Activities
We invite you to stay after the race for the refreshments and complimentary face painting. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR BEST COSTUME AFTER THE RACE.