Living Events are Back! 2021 Registration is Open!
Join us for a 5k run/walk celebrating Day of the Dead. Tour historic Olvera Street and enjoy music along the course, face painting, and a post-race Dia de los Muertos celebration. Everyone is welcome!
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Packet Pick Up opens at 6:30 a.m.
Where: Historic Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
2021 Finisher Medal & Race Shirt Design Coming Soon!
- Runners Altar to honor loved ones who have passed
- Live music and performers on the course
- Post-race festival
- Face painting. 2021 details tba.
- All participants get a unique finisher medal, race shirt, and timed bib.
You can view your registration and edit it HERE.
Registration Questions? Email [email protected]
Pre-Race Packet Pick Up
Beat the lines on race day and pick up your race items early! 2021 details TBA.
5k Course Description and Map
Can we say fast, fun and scenic (or rápido, divertido y pintoresco)? The race starts on Main Street, in El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument, the oldest section of Los Angeles, and home to Olvera Street.
The course runs through lower Chinatown and then takes a left turn onto Alameda Street towards Los Angeles State Historic Park. The 5k run/walk turns around at 19th Ave after you cross over the Los Angeles River. On the return, you will be treated to amazing views of the downtown skyline. Expect a little uphill finish as you return back to Olvera Street for an amazing finish line festival!
Non-Profit Partner: Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation
“Preserving our past to enlighten our future.”
Your donation can make all the difference, and will help OSMAF preserve the vibrant traditions that have thrived on Olvera Street for over 85 years. Any gift, no matter the size will help OSMAF continue to provide free, educational, and cultural events for the greater Los Angeles community.
A donation of $1, $10, $100, $10,000 or anything in between, will have a huge impact on these events and on our cultural history.
Race Day Schedule – Oct. 30, 2021
6:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration Opens – in the center Plaza of Olvera Street
6:45 a.m. – Pick Up Bibs / T-Shirts – in the center Plaza of Olvera Street
8:00 a.m. – 5k Start
10:00 a.m. – Awards and Enjoy the Festival
*2021 subject to change. Please check back as we near closer to event day.
There will be face painters available at 6:30 in the morning. Cost is $10.00 for a half face/calavera – Cash Only. *Limited capacity as it is not possible to provide face painting for 5,000 participants in just one hour before the event. If face painting is a priority for your absolute best experience at this race please take it upon yourself to paint your own beautiful face.
*2021 details tba
Please Leave Large Items at Home
There will not be a designated bag drop. Please plan to carry your valuables with you or leave them in the car or at home.
Race Day Packet Pick Up
Race Day Packet Pick Up will begin at 6:30am, located at the Main Plaza at Olvera Street. 2021 details tba.
BRING PROOF OF REGISTRATION AND A PHOTO ID. IF YOU ARE PICKING UP FOR OTHERS, YOU MUST HAVE A PHOTO OF THEIR ID. All waivers must be signed prior at myevents.active.com.
Event Day Parking
There are a few small parking spots near Olvera Street. If you are an early riser then these lots may have space for you. These lots are $13 for the day and due upon arrival.
For the majority of participants please use the GATEWAY CENTER GARAGE, attached to Union Station. Parking is just $6 for the day and is due when you exit the garage.
How to get to Gateway Center Garage
Gateway Plaza is located at 1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Click HERE for a link to google maps!
Health & Safety
Health and safety measures on event weekend will be based on the current guidelines from public health officials. We will be posting additional information as it becomes available. If the event is canceled due to an uprise in COVID cases all race entries will be converted to a virtual event. No refunds.
UNO Race of the Dead
If you are looking to register for the UNO Race of the Dead in Chicago – click here: HTTP://UNORACEOFTHEDEAD.ORG.