Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the 11th annual Run Like Hell 5K on October 13, 2018! Runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels are welcome. The largest cemetery run in the country, Run Like Hell is one of Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood 5K fundraisers, with all proceeds going to the restoration and preservation of Historic Oakland Cemetery.
Run Like Hell is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. The race begins at Lion Square and covers several areas of Oakland Cemetery, including the historic Jewish grounds, Confederate section, new Beaumont Allen Greenhouse, Hogpen Corner, Knit Mill, and Roger's Hill, as well as the Memorial Drive Greenway to the state capitol. The keyhole course is entirely paved and gently rolling with soft turns, and has been tweaked to create a faster start.
Walkers, leashed dogs, and strollers are welcome. The race closes out at 1,600 participants, so be sure to register early!
You must register by October 1 to guarantee a t-shirt in your size!
Registration is limited to 1,600 participants. No race day registrations.
Registration closes on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at midnight. Registration Fees: $35 until September 14, 2018, $40 thereafter until October 10, 2018.
*Historic Oakland Foundation members receive $5 off their Run Like Hell entry. Contact email@example.com for the promo code to be used during online registration.
Early pickup will be at Big Peach Running Company. Full details will be released 2-3 weeks before the race.
All proceeds from Run Like Hell benefit Historic Oakland Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta's oldest public burial ground.
Help us to fundraise beyond the entry fee. As a Run Like Hell 5K fundraiser, you can help HOF raise $5,000 in support of the African American Grounds restoration project by donating as you complete your registration and/or by collecting sponsorships. Each registrant will be sent a personalized link to a fundraising page.
Unique Oakland Cemetery awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners and the masters male and female finishers and the top 3 M/F finishers in the following age groups:
10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over.
Teams of five or more runners are also eligible to win. Teams will participate "cross country style," and the team with the lowest combined place total for their top five runners wins. A tie will go to the sixth man.
All pre-registered runners will receive a commemorative Halloween-themed Run Like Hell performance-wear T-shirt.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
Get into the spirit of the season and join the Run Like Hell costume contest! Prizes will be awarded to the most creative costumes in the following categories:
Best Adult Male, Best Adult Female, Best Group, Best Dog
All Run Like Hell participants are invited to stay after the race for a complimentary guided walking tour of Oakland Cemetery. Our expert guides will give mini-tours of the "Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland" overview tour.
Check out the Run Like Hell Pop-up Shop at Lion Square and show your race number for a 10% discount on your purchase. Historic Oakland Foundation members receive an additional 10% discount.