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Run Like Hell: Pushing Up Daisies Edition
Run Like Hell: Pushing Up Daisies Edition

ATLANTA -- Lace up your running shoes -- oh, and don't forget to don your favorite fun costume -- in preparation to "Run Like Hell" or "Run Like Heck" through Atlanta's Historic Oakland Cemetery in the one-of-a-kind family fun event, Run Like Hell: Pushing Up Daisies Edition, presented by the Historic Oakland Cemetery Foundation.

New this year, the beloved race has moved from fall to spring and is now an electronically-chipped Peachtree Road Race qualifier! There's no better time to feast the eyes on the rolling hills of Oakland's verdant green paths and soak up the spring blooms of Grant Park's magnificent gardens than during a spring jaunt through one of Atlanta's most sacred grounds.

Push your limits with the Pushing up Daisies edition of the well-loved Run Like Hell 5K, or let little ones Run Like Heck during a 1K fun run. Then stay the day and rest your bones post-race with a picnic in the park and savor spring at its best with the whole family. Utilize the convenient picnic basket/cooler check or visit one of the neighboring restaurants for a take-out lunch.

Also new this year, present your race bib at Oakland's Museum Shop and Visitors Center weekends through May 11 for a free guided walking tour. Choose from one of the four regularly scheduled weekend tours which begin at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. See website for tour details.

As always, awards will be given for best times by age group, and for best costumes -- this year features a new category: the "Easter" bonnet.

The event on Saturday, Apr. 12 begins at 9:30 a.m. and benefits the Historic Oakland Foundation. Registration is $35 for 5K registration and $20 for 1K registration, and is available online only at active.com. Parking is free but limited. Historic Oakland Foundation encourages runners to take MARTA to the King Memorial Station.