Day of the Dead 5K

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Day of the Dead 5K

A race celebrating tradition, community, and diversity.

Saturday - October 27th, 2018

From 10AM to 2PM

Presented by Centro + SAS

Raleigh, NC


About the Race

Once again, we have partnered with the wonderful folks at the Brentwood Boy & Girls Club... who continue to do an incredible job of providing after school activities for the Latin American community. This year we have a goal to sponsor 100 kids to run the race through our “Sponsor a little runner” program where $30 dollars can contribute to pay a member’s entry fee. During the last four years we have had over 3,800 runners and have been able to contribute over $86K to the Boys & Girls Club.

Art, food, music, dancing, and local beer as part of the celebration... This year the race will start at 10AM, and as usual the race course goes through Oakwood cemetery and loop back to Wilmington St. We will have two altars; one at Oakwood cemetery and one on Wilmington Street where people will be able to do offerings of flowers and written messages in memory of their loved ones. There will be an art corner for the kids sponsored by Artspace, face painting by Paint Savvy, the best prices from local businesses, for top runners and best costumes, our famous dance-off costume contest and Tercer Divisa will be playing life and DJing the event.

...and Drinks! As if this wasn't enough, this year we are adding a new incentive to all runners- Micheladas! All runners 21+ will finish the race at the street party with a Celebratory (FREE) Day of the Dead Michelada, and don't worry if your under age... we've got something special for you too!

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Race Schedule

Packet Pickup 8:30AM - 9:45AM

Registration and packet pick up.

5k Starts 10:00AM

And we're off!

Kid's Dash 11:00AM

See all the little ones participate in the run!

Costume Contest 11:00AM

Dress up and join us for an amazing fun time!

Awards Ceremony 11:30AM

There will be arts, crafts, and Traditional Día de los muertos altars

Centro will be open with food and drinks for all after the race.

Packet Pickup

Friday 10/26 3:00PM- 7:00PM

At Runologie,
401 Hillsborough St,
Raleigh, NC 27603

Saturday 10/27 8:30AM - 9:45AM

Or come by Centro in the morning before the race to pick up your race packet.

Parking Information

The best options for parking are any deck located along Salisbury St. or the Wilmington St. parking deck located between Martin St. and Hargett St.

Centro Mexican Restaurant

106 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Call Us - 919.835.3593

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Thank You to Our Sponsors




In Situ Studio REdesign Build


Bay 6 Moffat Pipe Southeastern Properties and Development Company US Foods


Blue Lotus Yoga Citrix FS Series Hodges Insurance North State Bank Tasty Beverage Co. Trophy Brewing Virtue Labs


Counter Culture Coffee Raleigh Provisions

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