The Rest in Peace 5K Run is a charity race, benefiting the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. Beyond the fun and great fitness benefits, the funds raised from this event help preserve both our historic sites - Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries, which cares for both the living and the dead. Both cemeteries provide green space for the neighboring communities as well as places of respite and recreation for the citizens of Philadelphia. The 5K helps support these civic-minded spaces while preserving its art, architecture and historical significance.
YOU can help the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries continue their work doing things like using the cemeteries as classrooms to teach groups of eager middle school students to be junior historians, digitally mapping the grounds, resetting hundreds of aging tombstones, etc.
Consider making a donation of any amount to help the Friends. You'll feel warm and fuzzy and we'll put the funds to good use!
The things you see while strolling the cemetery grounds are things you save. Make a donation today!