UPDATE: This Road Race Might Scare the Running Pants Off You

Editors’ note: The route of the race goes in the opposite direction of Union Cemetery and does not pass by the cemetery as previously reported. We are including a map of the race below to clarify the route: The “X” marks the location of Union Cemetery.

The route for Oct. 29 road race in Easton, Conn.

Historic gravesites. Scenic paths. And the chance to catch a glimpse of Easton’s legendary ghost.

The town’s upcoming Chasing the Legend: Easton’s Lady in White 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 29 celebrates the Lady in White, a ghost said to haunt Union Cemetery. Dressed in a white nightgown and white bonnet, the apparition is so well known that iconic ghost hunters Lorraine and Ed Warren came to Easton to investigate her presence.

The road race is co-sponsored by Easton’s Cemetery Committee, the Easton Park & Recreation Department and Christ Church. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Cemetery Committee and the ministries of Christ Church, according to Rev. Ally Brundige, Christ Church’s Priest-in-Charge.

Participants are welcome to dress in white or even in Halloween costumes, said Brundige.

The 5K race is part of the Christ’s Church’s weekend-long festival happening from Oct. 28 through 30. The church will be offering refreshments as well as fall-themed arts and crafts. There will also be a fun run and shuttle for kids under 12, so participants are encouraged to bring the whole family.

“We hope the whole town can come out and enjoy,” Brundige said.

The road race will take place rain or shine. Check-in is at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. Registration for the race must be done online by visiting the sign-up page here.

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