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Forest Park Casket Races

  • Things to do, Quirky events
  • Beloit Ave between Madison St and Adams St, Suburbs
Casket Race
Photograph: Courtesy Forest Park Chamber of Commerce

Time Out says

Outfit a "casket" (i.e. casket-shaped cart with wheels) in your favorite decor for this spooky annual race through the streets of downtown Forest Park, now in its 11th year. The rules are simple: A helmet-clad "ghost" rides inside the casket, while runners push the contraption as fast as they can along a 585-foot course. Prizes will be awarded for casket decorations as well as for the winners of the race, but try not to worry too much if you're not particularly athletic—there's also a prize for the "dead last" final finisher.


Beloit Ave between Madison St and Adams St
7500 Madison St
Forest Park
$35 to enter, free to watch

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