WEST RIDGE — A spooky 5K will have runners swerving through gravestones in a historic cemetery this weekend in West Ridge.
The seventh annual Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K Run and Walk will happen 7-10 p.m. Oct. 12 on the grounds of Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Runners will travel along a candlelit path through the final resting places of hundreds of Civil War soldiers, more than a dozen Chicago mayors, John G. Shedd, legendary adman Leo Burnett and entrepreneurs Oscar Mayer, A. Montgomery Ward and Richard Sears.
Entry fees for the run and walk start at $34 for a free run and walk while timed runs are $38. Online registration ends Thursday and proceeds from the event will benefit the American Diabetes Association.
After the run, a pumpkin party will be held at Fireside Restaurant & Lounge, 5739 N. Ravenswood Ave.
For more information and to register click here.
The 350-acre Rosehill Cemetery opened in 1864 and is the largest cemetery in Chicago and second-largest cemetery in Illinois.