There was one I used to run through during college, but only at night.
My summer job throughout college was weed whacking in a cemetery. We certainly didn’t care if people ran in the cemetery.
People exercising should be the least of a cemetery’s worries. Bigger concerns were people littering, drinking, doing drugs, having sex, vandalizing, etc.
You're absolutely right, people training should be the least of a cemetery's worries, but for whatever reason cemetery administrators in these parts have made it a major worry, and deemed it a priority to ban recreation on the grounds. If anything, respectful recreation should be encouraged, as it would make cemeteries less deserted and discourage the sort of littering, drinking, drug use, and vandalism that you mentioned.
I've never understood the logic of these recreation bans; if some livery cab driver decides to drive into a cemetery and park somewhere for a 6-pack lunch that's totally okay, but woe be it to anyone who dares run a few steps.
I run in a really great cemetery. People are just dying to get in.
I raced in a cemetery once. The competition was stiff.
I suppose it depends how old you are?
I had a meet a few weeks ago where the course went through a cemetery. It was a little weird not gonna lie.
I used to do loads of running in cemeteries. I finally gave up running in the one near my current home because dog owners decided it was a great place to let their dogs run free and I just got tired of dealing with the dogs. I never had any problems from anyone other than the dogs. Historically, graveyards were kind of the predecessors to parks. In the 19th Century it was common for people to have picnics and outings in graveyards.
Who is more likely to urinate on a tombstone - a runner or a dog?
I used to run a lot in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. 25 miles of roads, a beautiful, peaceful place to run. I have since moved out of the city but there are quite of few faster guys that do their workouts in there still. Whenever there was a burial going on I would avoid that particular area. Sneaking in at night for a run was fun, especially on Halloween. One of the best things about that place was that the roads were always the first (and sometimes only) to be plowed because its privately owned.