Saturday, October 28, 2017
Olvera Street in Downtown LA (DTLA)
Carrera de los Muertos is a vibrant 5k run that honors Day of the Dead. Join family and friends to remember loved ones that have passed in this rich cultural tradition. You will experience a great sense of community through a little exercise, art, music and a lot of fun.
Stuff We All Get (SWAG):
• Bib and entry to the 5k.
• Soft-Cotton t-shirts for all participants.
• Unique Finisher Medal for all participants.
• Runners Altar to honor loved ones that have passed.
• Post-Event Festival honoring art, music and community.
• Face Painters available race morning. Cost is $10.00 for a half face/calavera – Cash Only. *Limited capacity.
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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 (currently being remodeled). 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!
This event is also meant for competitors. The 5k fun run and competitors all start at the same time. Competitors are encouraged and prompted to start at the front of the race. Most importantly, to be considered for an Age Group Award and Overall Winner you must purchase a timing chip. Timing chips are available to purchase online during the registration process. There will be limited chips to purchase race morning.
• Age Group Winners that place in the top three of their age category will receive an award medal.
• Overall Winners that place in the top three of their gender will receive a unique hand painted skull.
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
6:45 a.m. – Race Day Registration Opens
6:45 a.m. – Pick Up Bibs / T-Shirts
8:00 a.m. – 5k Start
10:00 a.m. – Awards and Enjoy the Festival
Race Day Packet Pick Up
Race Day Packet Pick Up will begin at 6:45am at the smaller Placita de Delores, just before/net to the main Plaza at Olvera Street. As you depart Union Station you will walk directly by this Plaza en route to Olvera Street.
Pre Event Packet Pick Up
Optional Packet Pick Up will be at the Plaza on Olvera Street. Beat the lines on event day and take a stroll on Olvera Street! Please bring registration confirmation.
Where: Olvera Street 845 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: Saturday, October 21, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Parking: There are public parking lots around Olvera Street, as well as street parking. Mind those parking signs!!
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!
Directions from Gateway Center Garage to the race.
If you live or work in the area – please go to our ROAD CLOSURES page for times that specific roads are closed!