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Save Our Cemeteries Announces a Run Through History 2016

Registration Now Open for Largest Cemetery Race in the U.S.A. Celebrating Its 15th Year.

New Orleans, LA, February 18, 2016 --( Save Our Cemeteries announced today that registration is now open for the 15th Annual A Run Through History, a 1-mile and 5K run/walk benefiting Save Our Cemeteries, which will be held on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 in Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124.

Touted as “The Largest Cemetery Race in the U.S.A.,” the 1-mile and 5K courses lace through historic Metairie Cemetery, one of the most famous & historic cemeteries of the South. Established in 1872, the area was previously Metairie horse racetrack and is now a national landmark. The cemetery offers a picturesque tour of Louisiana’s history that includes the resting places of many past governors, mayors, military leaders and prominent men & women of the business, cultural, political and social life of New Orleans.

“We are excited to once again work with New Orleans Running Systems and Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries this year to put on what will surely be our largest and most successful race in its 15 year history,” states Amanda Walker, Executive Director at Save Our Cemeteries.

For more information and to register for the event, go to Save Our Cemeteries website at

About Save Our Cemeteries
Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in New Orleans, LA. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.
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