Dead Man's Run 5k
Saturday, October 14, 2023
1801 E Street SE Washington, DC 20003
Event Website


It's back and spookier than ever! Please join us Saturday, October 14 at 5:30 PM for the region's most death defying and thematic 5k race. This bare bones run is the best way to stay ahead of your running among them! The race starts with a toll of the funeral bell and continues throughout the Cemetery and onto the Anacostia Trail for a ghostly evening run full of spooky music and other fun!

Costumes are encouraged, with prizes for best individual costume and best team costume! Form a team to compete with your friends – and we love to see creative team names. A panel of judges will select the winner. See the event website for more information​.

Want a shirt for the race? You can get your shirt HERE. All proceeds benefit our non-profit mission. Order by September 25 to get your shirt by race day!

Historic Congressional Cemetery was founded in 1807. It is located at 1801 E Street SE in Washington, D.C. Many famous and notable U.S. residents are interred in Congressional Cemetery, including many Congressmen who died while in office; those Congressmen who passed away in office between 1833 and 1876 are represented by Benjamin Latrobe’s iconic cenotaphs. Congressional Cemetery is still an active burial ground, taking new interments. There are currently over 65,000 burials on 35 acres. The cemetery is also a dog-walking park, with K-9 Corps membership fees helping to sustain the Cemetery. All proceeds from Congressional Cemetery events help support our 501(c)(3) organization and fund the preservation of this National Historic Landmark. If you are unable to participate but would like to contribute, please visit our Fundraising Page.



Your bib number will be assigned at Packet Pick-up. When you arrive at the race today, enter the Chapel and tell them you registered today and need your bib assigned. (It is not pre-assigned for those registering on race day.)