Day of the Dead 5K

About Schedule Gallery Sponsors Map
Day of the Dead 5K

A race celebrating tradition, community, and diversity.

Saturday - October 26th, 2019

From 10AM to 2PM

Presented by Centro + SAS

Raleigh, NC


About the Race

The Day of the Dead is a holiday where the impermanence of life is celebrated with some of the most comforting things in life; friends, flowers, and food. At Centro, we love to celebrate this holiday because it allows us to remember our loved ones by doing what we do best, building community through tradition.

Bike rides, altars, races, and music have all been part of the celebration since 2009. This Year we're proud to announce our 9th Annual Day of the Dead 5K and festival taking place on Saturday, October 26th. 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. Every year more and more club members get to participate in the race thanks to our “Sponsor a little runner” program where $30 can contribute to pay a member's entry fee. During the last five years we have had over 4500 runners and have been able to contribute over $112K to the Boys & Girls Club.

Our goal this year is to continue to grow the number of participants by providing a one of a kind race as well as the opportunity to learn something meaningful about the holiday itself. Please join us this year in making this event another success and to continue to raise awareness of the diversity of our community.

Register Today

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 10/25 3:00PM- 7:00PM

At Runologie,
401 Hillsborough St,
Raleigh, NC 27603

Saturday 10/26 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

Register Today

Photo Gallery

Thank You to Our Sponsors




Jarco Supply


REdesign Build Bay 6


Cary Orthopedic el Jimador Tequila Eye Care Center FS Series Hodges Insurance In Situ Studio North State Bank Southeastern Properties and Development Company Tasty Beverage Co. Trophy Brewing Virtue Labs


Counter Culture Coffee Raleigh Provisions

Email for sponsorship info.

Race Map

About Schedule Gallery Sponsors Map