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ITHACA, N.Y. — Walk or run off Halloween candy calories on this one-mile, all-terrain, challenging dash through Ithaca’s historic municipal cemetery on Saturday, October 14th. The course starts up hill and goes downhill from there … only to go back uphill! Costumes are welcome and prizes will be given for top runners and best costumes.

Children and families welcome, but due to the hilly terrain strollers are not allowed.

Sprint proceeds benefit the cemetery preservation and maintenance efforts of the Friends of the Ithaca City Cemetery, an affiliate of Historic Ithaca, Inc. dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, landscape and enjoyment of Ithaca’s oldest cemetery. Those buried there include Ithaca’s earliest settlers, former slaves seeking freedom along the Underground Railway, Civil War veterans, fallen fire fighters and Ithaca’s prominent business and civic leaders.

Historic Ithaca will hold its annual Halloween tours of the Ithaca City Cemetery every Saturday and Sunday in October. Learn about the Ithaca City Cemetery’s evolution from village burying ground to Victorian garden of the dead. Enjoy the sweeping views and champion trees that make the cemetery a favorite spot for the living, while getting to know the famous and infamous residents and the stories they have to tell…

Visit 2017/ for times and details or to register. Tickets are $5-$8 per person, kids 12 and under free. Call 607-277- 3450 for more information.

What: 4th Annual Ithaca City Cemetery Sprint
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Registration: 10:00am Race: 11:00am
Location: Cornell Avenue cemetery entrance
Fees: $13 individual for fun run/walk or timed run; groups of 4 or more $10 per person
How to Register: Visit or call 607-277- 3450, or email

Featured image:  “Ithaca City Cemetery” by NatalieMaynor is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Jolene Almendarez

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