Run Like Hell Virtual 5K

Atlanta, GA

Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the 13th annual Run Like Hell (Virtual) 5K!

The largest cemetery run in the country, Run Like Hell is one of Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood 5K fundraisers, with all proceeds going to the restoration and preservation of Historic Oakland Cemetery. This year's race returns in virtual format, with an extended run to allow for physical distancing and expanded access.

The virtual 5K will run from September 27 to October 11, and participants will have two weeks to submit their time. Runners can complete the 5K inside the Cemetery or along any route that equals 5K any time between those dates, recording and submitting their times using the IYR mobile app. Submitted times are then uploaded to our leaderboard for the chance to win prizes.

A suggested 5K route will be marked with signage inside the Cemetery for those wanting to have the real Run Like Hell experience.  

All runners will receive a commemorative Run Like Hell 5K t-shirt and will have the chance to win awards and prizes.

Runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels are welcome. Leashed dogs and strollers are always welcome in the cemetery.

Check out the Run Like Hell 5K website for more information.


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

Packets include your official Run Like Hell 5K shirt, instructions to participate, and special offers from our community partners.
  • Thursday, September 24, Noon - 6 p.m. at Big Peach Midtown
  • Friday, September 25, Noon - 6 p.m. at Big Peach Decatur 
  • Packets can be shipped directly to your provided address for a $5 mailing fee
  • All registrations that take place after September 9 will be ineligible for in-person packet pick-up. Instead, your packet will be shipped to your provided address, and will automatically be subject to a $5 mailing fee
Please Note: T-shirts are not guarenteed to arrive before the start of the race for registrations that take place after September 9.


Limited parking is available in the Oakland Cemetery parking lot. We also encourage you to use MARTA when visiting the site (King Memorial MARTA Station is a short walk from Oakland Cemetery)

Run times are to be submitted through the official ITS YOUR RACE mobile app, which is available for both Apple and Android phones. Please follow this link for detailed information on time submission.


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

Help us to fundraise beyond the entry fee. Like everyone, HOF has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation has been unable to hold events and tours, the Visitors Center has been shuttered, and we haven’t been able to generate the revenue that allows us to keep Oakland beautiful. As a Run Like Hell 5K fundraiser, you can help HOF raise $5,000 for general operations by donating as you complete your registration and/or by collecting sponsorships. Each registrant will be sent a personalized link to a fundraising page.


Awards will be given to the top male, female, and top three overall winners. Join Historic Oakland Cemetery on Facebook Live on October 11 at 7 PM for our virtual awards ceremony! 

All registered runners will receive a commemorative Halloween-themed Run Like Hell cotton t-shirt, with the option to upgrade to performace-wear material.

Get into the spirit of the season and join the Run Like Hell costume contest! Submit a photo of you running in your costume to by 12:00 PM October 8 and we'll post it on our Facebook for voting. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative costumes in the following categories: Best Adult Male, Best Adult Female, Best Group, Best Dog

Snap a photo of yourself running in your Run Like Hell t-shirt and submit it to by 5:00 PM on October 11 to be entered to win exclusive Oakland prizes! Share the photo on Intagram or Facebook with the hashtag #RunLikeHell5K and tag @oaklandcemetery to earn more entries for the drawing.


When & Where

Sep 27, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020


7:00 AM

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