Day of the Dead 5K & Fiesta!

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Nov 1, 2014


Grand Island, NE

About This Activity

You only live twice! Don’t let the name fool you, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is anything but grim. With origins dating back some 3,000 years ago, this Mexican/Latin American tradition is a vibrant celebration of life! Join us for the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead 5K and Fiesta!  

Check out our video here and see what we have waiting for you!

1Mile Skeleton Dash Registration includes:

  • A 1 mile adventure through Stuhr Museum!
  • Epic t-shirt 

5K Registration includes:

  • A sundown 5K run that takes you out on the trails through the cemetery and back.
  • Epic T-shirt (guaranteed to those registered by 11:59PM October 19th)
  • Post-race margarita (21 & Over only, please bring ID!)
  • Entry into post race party
  • Race packet with timed bib, course info, and a surprise gift from us to you!

 Special Activity:

“The dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” On this day as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos, we will remember.

Wear your personalized back bib during the race and afterwards you are invited to place it on the community ofrenda. An ofrenda is an alter that is made to remember someone and is essential to the tradition.

They are made by individuals in homes and by communities in public spaces. This year we will be building a beautiful community ofrenda so everyone can take part in this wonderful tradition!

Your personalized back bib must be purchased seperately, before October 22nd, click here for more information.

Event details and schedule

Day before, registration check-in will be available at the Multicultural Coalition Office (221 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE) from 12noon-6PM.

Festival: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Day of event registration will open at 12:00
1 Mile Skeleton Dash : 2:00pm
5k Race:  Sundown (6:29pm)
Post Race Party: Immediately following 5K

What to wear: Costumes! ESPECIALLY Skeletons, Calaveras, and those that represent the holiday. Get creative!

Awards will be presented during the Post Race Party as follows:

  • Top 3 Male & Female 5K Finishers
  • Best Costume - Male & Female
  • Biggest Team
  • Free for all - anyone can win!!!

Parking Information coming soon!

About Hosting Organization: The Multicultural Coalition is a non profit organization with a mission to empower cultural understanding, enrich lives and strengthen our community. Join us.


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