2021 Graveyard 5k

The 2021 Graveyard 5k will be on Saturday, October 30th! Details Coming Soon!

    Over 140 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 our packet pickup hosts, Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City. Thanks for Go Ape and Walmart In-Home for setting up at the event. Thanks to Cinder Block Brewery, Granite City Brewery, Absolut and Jameson for hosting the tastings post-run!

    The 2021 Graveyard 5k is back on Saturday, October 30th at the Elmwood Cemetery!

      We took a year off, but we’re bringing it back!

       

      Are you ready for some paranormal, physical activity? Join KC Crew at the Elmwood Cemetery for 4th Annual Graveyard 5K on Saturday, October 30th. 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 Beer Tastings

        Stick around after the run for beer tastings from local breweries!

        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 is still TBD. We will make an announcement and add it to the site once we have this information.
          • 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.
          • How much are race fees?
            • June 25th – July 31st: $30 ($20 for 12 and under)
            • August 1st – September 30th: $35 ($25 for 12 and under)
            • October 1st – October 30th: $40 ($30 for 12 and under)
            • $15 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.

              Sign Up – Tickets on Sale June 25th!

                2021 Partners

                A big thank you to Renewal by Andersen for hosting packet pickup!

                A big thank you to Cinder Block Brewery for the sponsoring the post-run after party!

                A big thank you to Go Ape! for the sponsoring the post-run after party!

                A big thank you to Absolut for the sponsoring the post-run after party!

                A big thank you to Jameson for the sponsoring the post-run after party!

                A big thank you to Granite City Brewery for the sponsoring the post-run after party!

                A big thank you to Walmart In-Home for the sponsoring the post-run after party!