Check out fall’s most ‘spirited’ event! It’s the 11th annual 5K on the grounds of the north side’s historic Rosehill Cemetery. Run or walk on the sprawling 350-acre Victorian-era cemetery that opened in 1864. It’s by far the largest cemetery in the City of Chicago (and second largest in Illinois).
We’ve made a few improvements to the 2023 race including:
– Separating the chip-timed and fun-run starts (this way there won’t be such a bottleneck for the first mile!).
– Adding an additional gender category (options include male, female and non-binary — these will carry over to age group awards as well!).
– More lit statues! Keep an eye out for more and different lit statues on the course!
Monuments! Mausoleums! Scenic paths! And then there’s the eternal spirits who reside in Rosehill. Among them: more than 10 Chicago mayors, Oscar Mayer, John G. Shedd, Cubs’ announcer Jack Brickhouse, legendary adman Leo Burnett, Sears founder Julius Rosenwald and scores of Civil War vets are just a few of the souls who call Rosehill home.
In addition, there will also be a post run/walk party.
CLICK HERE FOR 2022 RACE RESULTS