The annual “Dead Man’s Run” 5K and 2K are set for Oct. 3 at the Hill East cemetery. Costumes are encouraged.
Until July 12, 5K runners can register online for $30 using the code “DOOMED.” Otherwise, the cost is $40 per person for the 5K. The fee covers admission to the 5K, as well as a T-shirt and post-race beer.
A noncompetitive 2K for children and families is $10 per person.
At the strike of a funeral bell, the 5K participants will run a loop that travels through the cemetery and along the Anacostia River.
Following the race, runners will get a beer as a “reward your own survival,” according to the Congressional Cemetery.
Photo via Congressional Cemetery