Light The Darkness 5K Race

It's that time of year again when we lace up our running shoes, put on a number and take off for an enjoyable run / walk around our beautiful Calumet Park Cemetery! Whether you're an activity enthusiast or simply wanting to have a great time, this is the perfect event for you and your friends to enjoy!

On September 28th, 2019 the will race take place in a beautiful setting that includes hills and lakes. Runners will not have to run on any public roads. Exciting race in an environment that closes all roads to motorized vehicles for participants. Registrations will be accepted the morning of the race for a fee of $30.00. Please register prior to the event by clicking here! Or, if you don’t wish to run, feel welcome to donate by clicking here.

The race is Saturday, September 28th 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT

Early bird registration is now open!

Registration is $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 Sign Up Fee.

Sign up here!

Participants may park in the Calumet Park parking lot in front of the main office.

The 5K course is 3.10686 miles around Calumet Park Cemetery. The run circles our beautiful monument and flush marker sections, highlights our serene lake, pays tribute to our Veterans, and finishes with refreshing views of Crucifixion Hill. See the map below:

Yes! You may partner with friends and relatives and run together. The registration fee is $25.00 + $2.50 sign up fee. You can sign up here.

Suicide prevention, as an umbrella term, involves the collective efforts of local citizen organizations, of health professionals and of related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide.

Did you know that there is one death by suicide in the US every 12 minutes, according to the CDC?  Find out more facts here.

Every life is valuable and is a gift from God. We believe that the more people can recognize the early warning signs of suicide, the better we can help those who struggle with that temptation. It is our hope that by this 5K Run, and other efforts, we can help our community realize the realness of suicidal thoughts and be cognizant of where to find help.

If you or anyone you know wrestles with thoughts of suicide, firstly know that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and that your life is meaningful and necessary on this earth. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255


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Simply add your name and cell phone number to the right, and we'll send you a text message 5 days before the race so you're reminded and still have enough time to prepare. We will never share your information. See you there!

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