About the Event

Event Starts In

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5K Run

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Sat, October 26, 2024 @ 9:00am

Where //

106 South Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Event Overview


Welcome to the 12th annual Day of the Dead 5k happening Saturday, October 26th, 2024

The Day of the Dead 5k was originally created as an opportunity to do something fun while capturing an audience to educate about the Day of the Dead holiday. The idea of gathering on a fall Saturday morning, painting our faces and going for a run while supporting the good folks of the Boys & Girls Club seemed like a pretty good one.
While the event is mainly a 5k, there are several other events and displays like the 2 traditional altars, that give people an opportunity to learn and participate in the Celebration of the Day of Dead.
Over these past eleven years the 5k has strengthen the community by collaborating with people from around town, it has also provided hundreds of children from the Boys & Girls Club an opportunity to train and participate in the run and most importantly the event has raised over $175K in donations to the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club.
The altar at the Cemetery has grown year after year and the Oakwood Cemetery is a proud sponsor of it.

The nOg Run Club is officially taking over the race. Centro will continue to support all their efforts to ensure this event is a sucess. As always we have a goal to sponsor more than 100 kids from the Club to run the race through the “Sponsor a little runner” program where $35 dollars can contribute to pay a member’s entry fee. 

The race will start at 9:00am in front of Centro Mexican Restaurant and as usual the course goes through Oakwood Cemetery and loops back to Wilmington St. 
We will have one altar during the event on Wilmington Street where people will be able to do offerings of flowers and written messages in memory of their loved ones that have passed away.
share with your friends, dress up and join us for an amazing fun time.

Packet Pickup 

Thursday 10/24
3:00pm -7:00pm
Location: Runnologie 
1614 Automotive Way, Raleigh, 27604

Friday 10/25
12:00pm -6:00pm
Location: Runologie
1614 Automotive Way, Raleigh, 27604
(919) 664-8865

Race Day -  Saturday 10/26. 
Please consider picking up your packet before race day!
Location: Centro
106 S Wilmington Street, Raleigh, 27601


Contact Information

nOg Run Club

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