2018 Graveyard 5k

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 – Elmwood Cemetery

    Over 130 amazing runners showed up for the Graveyard 5k which took place entirely within Elmwood Cemetery, where many influential Kansas Citians call their final resting place. Thanks for helping us fundraise for the Elmwood Cemetery Society!

    Thanks to our sponsor Topgolf and our packet pickup hosts, Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City.

    Fun Facts About the Elmwood Cemetery

      • Keep an eye out for the headstone of Americus McKim, the owner of KC’s first professional baseball team, The Kansas City Unions. Without him, we wouldn’t be able to cheer on the Royals today!
      • Simeon Brooks Armour, the founding member of Armour and Company Meat Packing, is buried in the Armour Family plot in Elmwood. Armour Boulevard is named after Simeon and his family.
      • The Elmwood Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Kansas City.
      • It’s also the final resting place of 766 soldiers who fought in the Civil War on both sides.

      Frequently Asked Questions

        • I’m not a runner, do I have to run this 5k?
          • No, the 5k is open to both runners and walkers.
        • Will this be a scary run?
          • No, at least we hope not! The run will be during the day, giving you an opportunity to look at the beautiful headstones and final resting places of some of Kansas City’s most famous residents.
        • Why is this run at the Elmwood Cemetery?
          • Great question, this event is a fundraiser for the Elmwood Cemetery. They have sold all of the plots, but they still need to keep up the grounds for visiting friends and family members.
        • Is this race kid-friendly?
          • Of course, we love seeing kids getting involved in activities like this. Registration for kids 12 and under will be $10 off the original price.
        • Where will packet pickup be held and when?
          • This year’s packet pickup will be held at Renewal by Anderson from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, October 26th. Their address is 8180 Nieman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66214.
        • What if I can’t make it to packet pickup on that Friday?
          • No worries, you can pick everything up the day of the race at the cemetery! Just make sure you get there before race time.