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Get Spooky At Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K In West Ridge This Month

Runners will travel along a candlelit path through the final resting places of hundreds of Civil War soldiers and more than a dozen Chicago mayors.

Lulu Fellows is one of the most popular memorials to visit at Rosehill Cemetery, and has even been featured in movies filmed there.
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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.