may, 2022

sat28may8:00 am2022 Springdale Race for Preservation8:00 am Springdale Cemetery, 3014 N Prospect Rd.

Springdale Race for Preservation 2022

Event Details

The 2nd Annual Springdale Cemetery 5K will take place on the grounds of Peoria’s historic Springdale Cemetery & Mausoleum beginning at 8 am.  Run or walk on the sprawling 225-acre nonsectarian National Historic Site that opened in 1854.  One of the largest cemeteries in Illinois, the race will take you through monuments, mausoleums and scenic paths.  Proceeds from the race will benefit Springdale’s endowment for general care and maintenance of the cemetery.  Cost to run is $31 per person through May 6 or $36 after that or to walk is $20 per person.  A virtual run/walk is also available for $30.  To register, visit

Among those buried in the cemetery include Peoria mayors, the builder of Proctor Hospital John Cleveland Proctor, Bradley University founder Lydia Moss Bradley, internationally known artist Hedley Waycott, founder of Peoria Players Mabel Northrup Morrill, president of the Peoria chapter of the NAACP John Henry Gwynn, Jr., and scores of veterans. 




(Saturday) 8:00 am


Springdale Cemetery

3014 N Prospect Rd.