Speedy & Spooky: Tombstone 5K Pre-Halloween Run 

By Talie Leeb 

The neighborhoods spookiest tradition is back as zombies and monsters shamble, amble and run in the Tombstone 5K, Sat, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. The race will wind its way past the final resting places of notable area residents in the historic Mount Greenwood Cemetery, 2900 W. 111th St. 

Thevent is co-sponsored by the Mount Greenwood Community & Business Association, the 95th Street Business Association, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Running Excels. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.  Pre- Race Registration fees are $35 per runner for the timed 5K, and $30 for an untimed bib, and include a goody-bag and hoodie. 

Register for the race online at RaceRoster.comkeyword Tombstone 5K; register before Oct. 11 to guarantee your hoodie. Packet pickup will be held at Running Excels, 10328 S. Western, Thurs., Oct. 17 and Fri., Oct. 1812 to 7 p.m. Day of race registration is 7 to 8 a.m. and fees increase by $5.  

Age group medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age category. The top overall male and female finishers will win a pair of Brooks Ghost Running Shoes, courtesy of Bev Lynch of Running Excels. 

The race will be chip-timed, but don’t let that scare away any non-runners. The Tombstone 5K is the perfect race for walkers and runners of any pace and ability, or for someone who just wants to show off their costume creativity — even if you’re in the running for a medal the prize for best costume will be up for grabs.  

Race results will be posted on RaceRoster.com and at RunningExcels.com. 

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