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 12PM

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 $30 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 finish the race at the street party with a Celebratory (FREE) Day of the Dead Trophy brew, and don't worry if you're under age... we've got something special for you too!

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Race Schedule

Packet Pickup 7:30AM - 9:30AM

Registration and packet pick up.

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 Washington 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

Friday 10/27 12:00PM- 8:00PM

At The Club - Teen Center Raleigh,
721 North Raleigh Boulevard
Raleigh, NC

Saturday 10/28 7:30AM - 9:30AM

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


Citrix Cooper Tacia Jarco Supply


Weaver Street Market


Bay 6 Brown Immigration Law El Jimador Guaranteed Rate Jonathan Melton In Situ Studio Raleigh City Farm Planet Fitness US Foods


The Capps Family FS Series Glenwood Agency Historic Oakwood Cemetary Monarch + Oak Photo North State Bank Oak City Soul Rayo Car Wash Runologie Slingshot Coffee Tasty Beverage Company Trophy Brewing Virtue Labs
Tower Escapes

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Day of the Dead 5K
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