Grave Yard 5K

If you have never been to the Historic Forest Home Cemetery, you will not want to miss this race!  You will not believe the stunning beauty of the cemetery located on over 200 acres of rolling hills, ponds, bridges, and fall colors and 168 years of Milwaukee history.  This is a family friendly timed run/walk that will kick your Halloween celebrations off Boo-tifully!  Register NOW.


Results

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Beneficiaries

Aurora's Family to Family

Since 1996, your donations to Aurora Family Service have helped more than 64,000 deserving families prepare a Thanksgiving meal together. That’s nearly 250,000 smiles! You’ve been helping a lot of people for a long time, and we couldn’t be more grateful!  Donate Now.
 

Forest Home Historic Preservation Association

The Forest Home Historic Preservation Association is dedicated to the preservation of Forest Home Cemetery as Wisconsin’s premier garden cemetery, its historical significance and creating a community resource for the greater Milwaukee area.
 
Forest Home Cemetery contains 178 Civil War veterans in unmarked graves. In addition, 22 government headstones are so worn that they need replacement. Part of your race proceeds will help to provide the appropriate markers for these veterans.  You also may specifically donate, separate from the race to help provide a headstone for these Civil War veterans. Donate Now.
 

Costumes

Hey it’s Halloween! Runners, walkers and kiddos are encouraged to wear a costume! Costume contest to follow the races with prizes for best team costume (two or more runners/walkers) and the best children’s costume! It will be Spook-tacular!


Kids Trick or Treat 1K

Starting at 10 AM the Kids Trick or Treat Fun Run will include a costume contest, with a winner for best costume.  The kiddos will  run a small loop stopping at stations to gather up yummy goodies and some fun swag!

As a bonus Roscoe from the Milwaukee Admirals and Gill from the Lakeshore Chinooks will be making an appearance to greet and play with the kids! Oh can you imagine the photo opportunities!!


Photos

That’s right – your digital race photos are FREE compliments of Red Door Photography! Be sure to wear your best costume, bib number and SMILE!


Race Price

Schedule 5K Kid's Trick or Treat 1K
August - September $30 Free
October 1 - 26 $35 Free
Race day $40 Free

For the Kids Trick or Treat 1K,  you may register up to 4 children with a  parent race registration.  All children who participate must be registered and parent waiver signed.


Course 

This awesome 5K course will take you on a tour of Milwaukee history.  You will run by the final resting place of the “Beer Barons” including the families of Schlitz (Uihlein), Pabst, and Blatz.  The course routes you by the monuments and headstones of the people who built Milwaukee including Plankinton, Kilbourn, Downer, Layton, Vliet, Hawley, Bartlett, Cramer, and famous industrialists including Falk, A.O. Smith, Harnischfager, Vilter, Pfister, Vogel, Bradley, Mitchell, Allis, Nordberg, to name a few. The Forest Home Cemetery brings with it a beauty and the treasure of Milwaukee’s past.

Course Map

Schedule: 

7:30-8:30 on site parking
8:00 AM packet pickup
9:00 AM run starts
10:00 AM Kids Trick or Treat 1K
10:15 AM Awards for top finishers

Awards: 

Finisher medal for overall male and female finisher in the following age groups:

0-15 years old, 16-20 years old, 21-25 years old, 26-30 years old, 31-35 years old, 36-40 years old, 41-45 years old, 46-50 years old, 51-55 years old, 56-60 years old, 61-65 years old, 66-70 years old, 71-75 years old, 76-80 years old, 81-85 years old, 86-90 years old, 91-95 years old, 96-100 years old

Overall male and female winner across all age groups also will get a special Halloween Surprise!

Timing: 

The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC.

Aid Station: 

There will be one aid station on course located on the bridge near mile marker 1 and mile marker 2.  Water, and first aid will be available at this station.  Also there will be food, drinks and goodies when you cross the finish line!

Tshirts: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone who is registered by noon Thurday October 18th will be guaranteed a custom cotton, unisex shirt.  After that, we cannot guarantee shirts and they will only be available while on line supplies last.

Packet Pickup: 

Friday October 26 Aurora Sports Health-New Berlin
14555 W. National Ave
New Berlin, WI
8:00 am - noon, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Aurora Sports Health New Berlin Clinic is located in the back of the building, please come in the back entrance of the building for packet pick up as there is not access from the front of the building.

Same day packet Pick Up:

Saturday October 27
Race site-Forest Home Cemetery
8:00-8:50 am.

Parking: 

Parking is available on site if entering off of Cleveland prior to 8:30.  Forest Home Cemetery Staff will be directing traffic for parking on the grounds starting at 7:30 am. Street parking is available on Lincoln Ave and the surrounding area.

Volunteers: 

We need volunteers for everything from goody bag stuffing to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance. 

Register to volunteer HERE.

Weather / Refund Policy: 

Refunds are not permitted for any reason.

The event will be held unless severe weather occurs. In the event of severe weather, the race director may delay or cancel the event.  If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds

The "Doubler" 

 

 

 

 

Can you complete the "Doubler".  Run the Graveyard 5K in the morning and then the Milwaukee Monster Fore Miler.  Those completing both events will receive a custom Doubler finisher medal.

Please note that you must be registered by noon October 18th to receive the second race shirt.  If you register for the Graveyard 5K and then add the Monster during registration after Oct 18th, you will not receive a shirt for the Monster.  Same if you register for the Monster and then add the Graveyard after noon October 18th.  If there are shirts available after register runners are welcome to them.


 

This event is a Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC produced, timed & managed event.  Need help with an event?  Contact us HERE.