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Tue August 22, 2023 Rochester, NY 14620 US Directions


Downhill, fast mile!

Graveyard Downhill Mile

6:30PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT

Cemetery no longer allowing races

We were informed that due to a situation during the spring half marathon through the cemetery, races will no longer be allowed to be held within the Mt.  Hope cemetery. This applies to all races and they were not able to extend an exception to our small mile race as our permit was unfortunately rescinded. 

We regret to have to cancel the event as we have enjoyed holding it over the past 5 years. Please know we will look to bring it back in a different form in the future. 

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.


Mount Hope Cemetery
Rochester, NY US 14620


Join us for the fastest mile race in Rochester!

This is a fast downhill mile in the Mt. Hope Cemetery with very few turns.

The race day looks like this:
5:00 PM: Pre-race party - vendors and packet pickup at Rochester Running Company.
6:10 - 6:25 PM: Review of running mechanics - The importance of mid-foot striking and getting in shape before you run.
6:30 - 6:45 PM: Dynamic warm up
7:00 PM: 1 Mile Downhill Mile Race in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
7:30 PM: Post-race party - At the Store! 

This is meant to be a low cost event but enjoying getting out with friends and seeing how fast you can run a mile or, if this is your first mile, to prove to yourself you can!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

2023 Graveyard Downhill Mile Map

Same course this year! 

Flow of Day Events

Green Arrows - Walking over from Rochester Running Company to Start Line 

Red Arrows - Race Map 

Blue Arrows - Walk to after Party at The store

Black - PARKING 


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