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6th Annual Ithaca City Cemetery Sprint

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 AM (Check-in begins at 8:00 AM)

Ithaca City Cemetery, Cornell Avenue entrance, Ithaca, NY

Walk or run this one-mile, all-terrain, challenging dash through Ithaca’s historic municipal cemetery. The course starts uphill and goes downhill from there… only to go back uphill! Costumes are welcome and prizes will be given.

Bring your friends & family – special rate available for groups of 4 or more! All ages welcome.

Proceeds benefit Historic Ithaca and Friends of the Ithaca City Cemetery's work to preserve and promote the history, landscape, and enjoyment of Ithaca's oldest cemetery.

Sponsored by: Sciarabba & WalkerJohnson ApartmentsMargaret Hobbie Real EstateArgos InnFriends of the Ithaca City CemeteryBangs Ambulance, WegmansEmmy's OrganicsThe Gym IthacaSignificant ElementsHistoric Urban Plans, Ithaca Family Chiropractic, Michael Mazourek, and Purity Ice Cream Company.


Gere Tillotson Monument at the Ithaca City Cemetery

Gere Tillotson Monument at the Ithaca City Cemetery

Ithaca City Cemetery Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, October 19, 20, and 27, 2019, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM and October 26, 2019, 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Ithaca City Cemetery, University Avenue Entrance, Ithaca, NY

Learn about the Ithaca City Cemetery’s evolution from village burying ground to Victorian garden of the dead. Enjoy the sweeping views and champion trees that make the cemetery a favorite spot for the living, while getting to know the famous and infamous residents and the stories they have to tell.

As always, cider and donuts will be served. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as the tour will take place rain, shine, or snow. Tours last approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

The tour begins and ends at the downhill, University Avenue entrance to the Ithaca City Cemetery. Parking is available along Linn Street, University Avenue, and Stewart Avenue.

Tickets: $9; $6 Friends of Historic Ithaca and Seniors (65+); Kids 12 and under free!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Historic Ithaca.


For a complete guide to Ithaca events, attractions, dining, shopping, and more, explore Visit Ithaca.