KC Crew Sports and Events

GRAVEYARD 5K

THE 2022 GRAVEYARD 5K IS BACK!
Saturday, OCTOBER 29TH AT THE ELMWOOD CEMETERy!

Your favorite not-so-spooky run is BACK! Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Elmwood Cemetery at the Graveyard 5k!

The 5th Annual Graveyard 5K on Saturday, October 29th this year. Let’s help raise some money for the maintenance of the cemetery! This race takes place entirely within Elmwood Cemetery, where many influential Kansas Citians call their final resting place.

POST-RACE Activities

Stick around after the run for fun activities!

  • Tastings from
    • Local breweries
    • Coors Light
  • Cemetery Tours for $5 a person
  • Elmwood Cemetery Books – $30
  • Post-race Music
  • Bites from Jimmy John’s
  • Post race Energy from Beyond Energy
  • Chat with T-Mobile, Renewal by Andersen and more!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

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No, the 5k is open to both runners and walkers.
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.
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.
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.

The location is TBD but it will be on Friday, October 28th from 4:00pm-6:30pm.

No worries, you can pick everything up the day of the race at the cemetery! Just make sure you get there before race time.

  • July 15th – July 31st: $35 ($25 for 12 and under)
  • August 1st – September 30th: $40 ($30 for 12 and under)
  • October 1st – October 29th: $45 ($35 for 12 and under)
  • $18 for an extra race shirt

HAVE FUN WHILE RAISING FUNDS!

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.

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PARTNERS

PARTNERS

Academy Sports + Outdoors has all of your sporting good needs. Be sure to stop by one of their 4 Kansas City Metro locations for all of your running needs!

Thank you to our friends from Jimmy John’s for supplying post-race mini-Jimmy’s for all runners!
Sacred Roots Holistic Healing provides care that leads to a better quality of life without pain. Be sure to stop by to book them for all of your massage needs!

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