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ITHACA, NY – Prepare for those Halloween candy calories on this one-mile, all-terrain, challenging dash through Ithaca’s historic municipal cemetery. The 1-mile course starts up hill and goes downhill from there … only to go back uphill! Costumes are welcome and prizes will be given!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00am at the Ithaca City Cemetary

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Bring your friends and family – special rate available for groups of 4 or more! All ages welcome.

The timed race is followed by a Fun Run/Walk, great for families and people who want to experience the beautiful Fall landscape right in the city. $13 per person

Meet at the Cornell Avenue entrance to the cemetery, located between Stewart and University avenues.

Race-day registrations will be accepted but shirts and bibs may not be available.

All ages welcome – children under 3 free. Please, no strollers.

The event’s proceeds benefit the Friends of Ithaca City Cemetery, an affiliate of Historic Ithaca, Inc. dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, landscape, and enjoyment of Ithaca’s oldest cemetery.

(Featured photo courtesy of Historic Ithaca’s website)