Day of the Dead 5K

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Day of the Dead 5K

A race celebrating tradition, community, and diversity.

Saturday - October 28th, 2023

From 10AM to 1PM

Presented by Centro

Raleigh, NC


About the Race

For this 11th year, 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 more than a 100 kids to run the race through our “Sponsor a little runner” program where $35 dollars can contribute to pay a member’s entry fee. During the ten years we have had over 6,000 runners and have been able to contribute over $170K 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 Drinks! Last year we partnered with our friends over at Trophy Beer and created a very special and unique beer for the event. All runners 21+ will be able to receive a voucher for a Day of the Dead Trophy drink!

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Race Schedule

Street Festivities Start 9:00AM

Stretching Time 9:45AM

5k Starts 10:00AM

And we're off!

Kid's Dash 11:00AM

See all the little ones participate in the run!

Performance by Alma Latina 11:10AM

Costume Contest 11:20AM

Dress up and join us for an amazing fun time!

Dance performance by Zebulon CLUB 11:40AM

Awards Ceremony 11:45AM

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

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

1614 Automotive Way
Raleigh, NC

Friday 10/27 12:00PM - 6:00PM

The Club - Teen Center Raleigh
721 N. Raleigh Blvd.
Raleigh, NC

Day of packet pickup not encouraged, but available.

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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Sponsorship Information

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La Ley Dominos Jarco Supply


Bobbitt Construction In Situ Studio


Bay 6 Nation Hahn Runologie El Jimador Dr.Raymond Carroll Planet Fitness US Foods


The Capps Family FS Series Glenwood Agency Historic Oakwood Cemetary Monarch + Oak Photo North State Bank Lucy & Billy Inman Sandbox Collaborative Alma Latina Slingshot Coffee Louis Cherry Architecture Trophy Brewing Jonathan Melton Virtue Labs Casey Atwater Mary-Ann Baldwin


O2 Fitness

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Day of the Dead 5K