DAY OF THE DEAD 5K
The Day of the Dead 5K is a race celebrating tradition, community, and diversity. This event is benefiting the Brentwood Boys and Girls Club of Raleigh.
This is a kids and family friendly event, open to participants of all levels and ages. While there will be prizes for top male and female runners, we'd love for you walk the 5k, as well. Strollers are welcome, but unfortunately pets are not allowed. Whichever way you choose to take on the course, just have fun!
We will be celebrating the festive Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. In honor of holiday traditions, everyone will be dressing up in their best calavera costumes and we encourage you to dress up, too. The top three costumes win a prize! There will also be other traditional activities such as altars and offerings to the deceased.
We hope you'll join us for this event as we realize that regardless of our background, we are all part of the same community.
Brentwood Boys & Girls Club
The Brentwood Boys & Girls Clubs opened its doors in 2006 as a result of the organization's Latino Outreach Initiative.
The Club incorporates Hispanic culture in its daily operations by sharing information in both English and Spanish, celebrating Latin American holidays, and emphasizing a strong, family focus by offering bi-lingual/bi-cultural services for Club members' families.
Annual DotD 5k
During the last two years we have had over 1,000 runners participate
in the race. Just last year alone, we were able to sponsor over 60 kids
from the Boys & Girls Club to run the 5K and dozens of little ones to
participate in the kid’s 100 yard dash.
So far we have been able to contribute over $12,000 to the Brentwood
Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh. Their commitment to provide a stable,
safe, and productive after school program to the Latino community is
something we are proud to support.
There will be many opportunities to help out with the Day of the Dead 5k Race, and we would love for you to be a part of it. If interested, please contact Aimee Holtsclaw, email@example.com. Gracias!
Sponsoring the Day of the Dead 5k Charity Race provides a great opportunity for your organization and the community. For more information on how and why to sponsor, to view our full sponsorship package, and see a full list of our current sponsors, please check out the Sponsorship page.
Another way to get involved is by sponsoring a Boys & Girls Club's member to run. We have 70 kids who want to participate in the Day of the Dead 5K. It's only $25 per kid. If interested please contact us at Centro 919-835-3593 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.