Sneakers? Check. Awesome costume? Check.
We know. You've done everything you need to do in order to get ready for Race Day and you're excited. We're excited too! The 9th Annual Rest in Peace 5K takes places Saturday, October 7th. And, just to ensure that you've got everything you need for fitness and Halloween fun, we've got all the Race Day details below:
Date & Time
The Rest in Peace 5K Run takes place on October 7th, 2017. Although you pre-registered and your check-in will be quick, you should still plan to give yourself enough time to park, check-in and walk back to the start line.
Laurel Hill Cemetery: 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Directions (Please note that the Kelly Drive Entrance will be closed on Race Day).
Registration and check-in will be located at the main entrance of the Cemetery. Pre-registered runners can sign-in and receive their bib number at AREA A. If you have friends or family who did not pre-register for the race, they will proceed to AREA B where they can fill out a waiver, pay their registration fees, and receive their bib number. Teams can check in at AREA C.
Your registration includes a gift bag and t-shirt in your size. Gift bags and t-shirts will be available for pick-up after the race. For more information on gift bags, please click here.
We are expecting a huge crowd this year so carpooling or public transportation is recommended. For those of you planning to indulge in a lot of free beer, this is a good (and safe) option!
If you must drive: Plan to get here when registration opens at 4pm. Volunteers will be directing you to parking in one of three lots or street parking.
The Water Stop will be located about halfway through the race course and manned by RIP 5K volunteers so no need to worry about hydration! The course map is on our website for your convenience. Make sure you're ready for those hills! If you are injured on the course or need assistance, please be sure to flag one of our Course Directors.
Awards and Prizes
Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female finishers. Team finishing times will be determined by averaging the times of the top 3 runners on each team. Best team will be awarded a great prize for all the members in the group. There will also a costume competition so get ready! For more info on prizes, awards and gift bags, click here.
Following the run, join us for our after-party at Laurel Hill Cemetery, featuring free beer and Halloween snacks! We'll be spinning great music and announcing the winners of all our contests. Don't forget your wallets! Buy some raffle tickets for a chance to win some top-notch prizes.
Bringing spectators? Your friends are totally welcome to cheer you on and enjoy the festivities. A $5 donation gets them a wristband to eat and drink at the after-party. More info on the after-party can be found here.
The Rest in Peace 5K is a rain or shine event. In the event of a little rain, we will proceed with the event so please plan accordingly. Please Note: If conditions become dangerous and we need to cancel the event, we will notify everyone via email and website announcement by 2:30pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.