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Congressional Cemetery Looking for ‘Dead Man’ Runners

by Jared Holt — June 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm 0

Dead Man's Run (Photo via Congressional Cemetery)Ghouls, zombies and witches will have the chance once again to run through the Congressional Cemetery this fall.

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

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