Grave Yard 5K

Join us for our 2nd annual Halloween themed Fun Run!  The Grave Yard 5k is located at the Historic Forest Home Cemetery – the stunning beauty of the cemetery in the fall and the unbelievable burial monuments won’t disappoint! The cemetery is located on over 200 acres of rolling hills, ponds, fall colors and 169 years of Milwaukee history. This is a family friendly timed run/walk that will kick your Halloween celebrations off Boo-tifully! Register NOW.


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!   From last year’s inaugural race we were able to donate $750 to help families in need enjoy the holiday. 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 1100 Civil War Veterans with many still in unmarked graves or their markers are so worn that they need replacement. 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.  From last year’s race we were able to contribute to updating  two Civil War Veteran Markers. Those headstones are seen below.   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 kids races with prizes for the best children’s costume! It will be Spook-tacular!


Kids Trick or Treat 1K

NEW THIS YEAR!!! Fun Halloween Kids Activities Included during the 5K so your kids are busy while you are busy getting sweaty running the race!

Then 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!


Photos

That’s right – your digital race phoots are FREE and will be posted to the Aurora Sports Health Facebook page! Be sure to wear your best costume, bib number and SMILE!


Race Price

Schedule 5K Kid's Trick or Treat 1K
August - September $35 Free
October 1 - 26 $40 Free
Race day $45 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—please note if you park in the cemetery you will not be able to leave until after all people have completed the 5K
8:00 AM packet pickup

8:15-9:45 Free Kids Activities 
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!

Packet Pickup: 

Friday October 25, 2019
Aurora Sports Health – 84 South
9000 W. Sura Lane
Greenfield WI 53228
8:00 am - noon, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Aurora Sports Health is located on the 5th floor of the building. Please enter the building and proceed to the elevators.  The Aurora Sports Health waiting room is  on the 5th floor right off the elevators.

Saturday October 26
Race site-Forest Home Cemetery
8:00-8:50 am.

Tshirts

Everyone who is registered by noon Thurday October 17th 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.

Parking

Parking is available on site if entering off of Cleveland until 8:30 after 8:30 am this gate will be closed.  Please note if you park on site you will not be able to leave until the 5K race is over.  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! Come help us set up, take down, same day packet pickup, help with the kids activities or the Trick or Treat 1K, or hang out on the course and direct traffic or work at the aid station. 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

 

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