Run for your Life!

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 25, 2014


Batavia, NY

About This Activity

The first annual "Run for your Life!" is sure to get you in the spirit of the season.  It starts at dusk deep within the candelit cemetery.  Participants will exit the cemetery on to the city streets, back in for another loop in the now darker cemetery and back onto the street.  Once the second turn around point has been reached, runners will go back into the cemetery to finish under the cloak of full nightfall.

Children, up to age 11, are invited to participate in a fun, not so spooky run.  The run will start at 6pm on the front lawn of the cemetery for 2 laps, 1/4 mile, around the Richmond Mausoleum.

Event details and schedule

Registration and Packet pickup at the cemetery 4:30PM - 6:15PM

Kids Fun Run - 6PM

5K Race - 6:30PM

Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the race to overall male and female runners and the top two per age group.  12-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Since October weather is unpredictable, please be sure to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

Parking is available on Harvester Avenue, along the North fence of the cemetery and in the lot across the street from the south side of the cemetery (the old Melton's Factory).  Parking lot will be marked.

Harvester Avenue will be closed at least 30 minutes before the start of the race from the north side of the fence to Howard Street.  Parking lot can be accessed after closure from Ellicott Street.

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