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We’re disappointed to announce that due to the impeding storms and the impact of flooding on the trail which will create unsafe running conditions, the in-person Dead Man’s Run scheduled for tonight has been CANCELLED. All registrations have automatically been transferred to our Virtual Event. You will be able to able to run from wherever you are and upload your virtual results per the instructions below.

We will be opening up the Congressional Cemetery tomorrow, Saturday, October 30th between 11am-3pm. The gate with access to the Anacostia Trail will be open to run the actual course.

If you would like to defer your entry to this year’s race to 2022, in lieu of participating in the Virtual Event please follow the instructions below. Deferrals must be submitted by next Sunday, November 7th.

Welcome to Historic Congressional Cemetery’s Dead Man’s Run, a bare bones race for dead serious runners who want to stay one step ahead of the ultimate Reapo Man. Race starts with a toll of the funeral bell, continues throughout the cemetery and onto the Anacostia Trail for a ghostly evening run full of spooky music and fun!

Costumes encouraged, with prizes for best costumes and team costume!


Don’t want to run but just want to show your support? Order your race shirt here