Registration opens Wednesday, March 22 at Noon.
Join us for a 5k run/walk celebrating Day of the Dead. Tour historic Olvera Street and enjoy music along the course, beautiful finisher medals, and a post-race Dia de los Muertos celebration. Everyone is welcome!
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. Packet Pick Up opens at 6:30 a.m.
Where: Historic Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
There are 3,000 participants and ten face painters. Be prepared to wait if you plan to get your face painted.
When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 from 6:00 AM– 10:00 AM.
Where: Olvera Street Plaza – In front of Pico House (West Side of Plaza)
Cost: $15.00 – for half face Calavera – please pay cash
You will have the opportunity to honor loved ones by displaying photos of those that have passed at the Runners Altar located in the oval near historic Olvera Street.
You can view your registration and edit it HERE.
Registration Questions? Email [email protected]
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. 28, 2023
6:00 a.m. – Face Paining Starts
6:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up 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
*2022 subject to change. Please check back as we near closer to event day.
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.
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 $15 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 $8 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.