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ITHACA, N.Y. – Historic Ithaca once again sponsors its annual fun-filled Ithaca City Cemetery Sprint on Saturday, Oct. 27. In this family-friendly event, run—or walk—off those Halloween candy calories on a one-mile, all-terrain, challenging dash through the cemetery. The course starts uphill and goes downhill from there, only to go back uphill again! Costumes are welcome, and prizes will be awarded for most creative entrants. All ages are welcome.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., with the Timed Run starting at 9:00 a.m. and the Fun Run at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased at, in person at Significant Elements (212 Center Street), by calling (607) 277-3450, or on the day of the race. Race entry fees: $13 for the Fun Run/Walk and the Timed Run. Race with a group of four or more, and the entry fee is $10 per person. Children 3 and under are free.

Proceeds benefit the programs and services of Historic Ithaca, including its cemetery stewardship, job training program, workshop series, and library. Sponsors helping to make the Ithaca City Cemetery Sprint possible include: Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLC; Johnson Apartments, in memory of Gay Johnson; Margaret Hobbie Real Estate; Friends of the Ithaca City Cemetery; Bangs Ambulance; Purity Ice Cream; and Emmy’s Organics.

The programs of Historic Ithaca are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Projects are made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

ABOUT HISTORIC ITHACA: Historic Ithaca is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the value and enhancement of historic buildings and neighborhoods in the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County through education, advocacy, and action. Historic Ithaca collaborates with The History Center in Tompkins County on the Ithaca Heritage initiative (, offering tours and other events to promote heritage tourism in Tompkins County.