​Welcome to our 7th annual Day of the Dead 5k happening Saturday, October 28th.

Share with friends and invite them to the race!

Kids at Finish Line

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 3,200 runners and have been able to contribute over $73K to the Boys & Girls Club.


Art, food, music, dancing, and local beer as part of the celebration

This year the race will start at 10:00am, and as usual the race course goes through Oakwood cementery 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 famouse dance-off costume contest and Tercer Divisa will be playing life and DJing the event.

Kids at Finish Line

...and Margaritas!

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


Friday 10/27 from 3:00pm- 7:00pm

At Runologie, 401 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Saturday 10/28 from 8:30am - 9:45am

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

Where to Park

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 at



Race day - 10/28

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!

Awards ceremony - 11:10am
Costume contest - 11:30am

Dress up and join us for an amazing fun time!

Live entertainment - All Morning

Tercer Divisa will MC, DJ and play life until 12:00

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

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

Photo Gallery

Some of the wonderful pictures from this amazing event. Thanks for the support.

Race Map

Dress up and join us for an amazing fun time.

Yes, there will be our famous dance-off costume contest.