Dia de los Muertos Festival, 5k & Skull Sprint


Event Date

Sat, Nov 1, 2014


Atlanta, GA

About This Activity

Lace up your most colorful running shoes, paint your face, and get ready to celebrate the hauntingly beautiful Día de Los Muertos with a Festival, 5K and Skull Sprint.

5K RUN – 10:30 a.m.

Open to the public, the 5 kilometer race begins in front of Sagamore Hills Elementary, goes through the neighborhood, and ends on the track behind the school.  All registrants will receive a 100% cotton commemorative Día de Los Muertos t-shirt featuring the 2014 AQUA sugar skull design. Cost for running the 5K is $25 and all proceeds benefit Sagamore Hills Elementary.

FESTIVAL – 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The festival will include a mariachi band, sugar skull face painting, holiday traditions, as well as other fun activities and crafts for both adults and children. Taqueria el Vecino will be on site offering food for purchase.

SKULL SPRINT (1 mile) – 12 noon

This one mile fun run is free for children 13 and under.


Originating in Mexico, Día de los Muertos has soared in popularity and is now celebrated and recognized in many different parts of the world.  Día de los Muertos expresses the beauty and mystery of life and death. For many, it is a time of celebration; for others, it is a time of introspection. At its most potent, it is a balanced blend of the two. Join us as we celebrate this captivating Latin holiday.

Event details and schedule

9:00 a.m. - Onsite Registration / Race Check-in / Face Painting

10:30 a.m. - 5K Race Start

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Día de Los Muertos Festival

12:00 Noon - Skull Sprint Race Start

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