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Run Like Hell 5K

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the 12th annual Run Like Hell 5K on October 12, 2019!

The largest cemetery run in the country, Run Like Hell is one of Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood 5K fundraisers, and all proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of historic Oakland Cemetery. Click to View the Run Like Hell FAQs.

Online Registration is now closed. Day-of registrations on October 12 are credit card-only, no cash.

The race begins at 9:00 a.m. at Lion Square in the middle of Oakland Cemetery and covers several areas of the Cemetery as well as the Memorial Drive Greenway to the state capitol. The keyhole course is entirely paved and gently rolling with soft turns and has been tweaked to create a faster start. Run Like Hell is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels are welcome. Leashed dogs and strollers are also welcome.



Register now at Registration is limited to 1,600 participants.

  • Registration: $40 plus fees.
  • Historic Oakland Foundation members receive $5 off their Run Like Hell entry. Contact for the promo code to be used during online registration.


Packet Pickup

  • Thursday, October 10, Noon – 6 p.m. Big Peach Midtown
  • Friday, October 11, Noon – 6 p.m. Big Peach Decatur


Race-Day Pickup

The race day packet pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m. at Lion Square in the middle of Oakland Cemetery.



All proceeds from Run Like Hell benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery, where Atlanta’s history lives.

Help us to fundraise beyond the entry fee. As a Run Like Hell 5K fundraiser, you can help HOF raise $5,000 to preserve Oakland’s tree canopy by donating as you complete your registration and/or by collecting sponsorships. Each registrant will be sent a personalized link to a fundraising page.



Unique Oakland Cemetery awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners and the masters male and female finishers and the top 3 M/F finishers in the following age groups:

  • 10 & under
  • 11-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80 & Over

Teams of five or more runners are also eligible to win. Teams will participate “cross country style,” and the team with the lowest combined place total for their top five runners wins. A tie will go to the sixth runner.



All pre-registered runners will receive a commemorative Halloween-themed Run Like Hell performance-wear T-shirt. You must register before October 1 to guarantee a t-shirt in your size!


Halloween Costume Contest

Get into the spirit of the season and join the Run Like Hell costume contest! Prizes will be awarded to the most creative costumes in the following categories:

  • Best Adult Male
  • Best Adult Female
  • Best Group
  • Best Dog


Post-Race Activities

All Run Like Hell participants are invited to stay after the race for a complimentary guided “mini-tour” of Oakland Cemetery by one of our expert guides.

Show your race number for a 10% discount on your purchase at Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Visitor Center & Shop. Historic Oakland Foundation members receive an additional 10% discount.



Limited parking is available in the Oakland Cemetery parking lot, we encourage you to rideshare or use MARTA (King Memorial MARTA Station is a short walk from Oakland Cemetery.)


Food Deal

Firepit Pizza (just down the street from the cemetery gate) will offer 20% off food on October 12 (dine-in only). Just show your race bib or receipt.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House (just down the street from the pedestrian gate) will offer 20% off food on October 12 (dine-in only). Just show your race bib or receipt.

Revelator Coffee: 10% off when you show your bib.

Click to View the Run Like Hell FAQs


Thank you to our Run Like Hell sponsors. We are grateful for your support!

AT&T Fiber | Adams Realtors | Platform Apartments | Full Commission Grant Park | Memorial Drive Greenway | LÄRABAR | Big Peach Running Co. | Vibe Ride Grant Park | Grant Park Market


October 12, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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