Amid the lively colors and culture of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, runners and walkers come together to celebrate Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead! Join us for our Sweet Sixteen!
Event details and schedule
UNO’s Carrera de los Muertos/Race of the Dead 5K is celebrating 16 years (our sweet sixteen) in Pilsen on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
EL BARRIO / The Neighborhood
The Pilsen neighborhood, located in the Lower West Side of Chicago, is steeped in history. Once an Eastern European immigrant enclave, glimpses of the Old World are still visible as baroque-style architectural buildings stand strong along Ashland Avenue and 18th Street. The neighborhood now boasts a unique, undeniable mix of Mexican culture and modern artistry. Walk down 18th to discover a fusion of authentic restaurants, tortillerias, mercados, and local panaderias alongside boutiques, bars and clubs. Lively art galleries, colorful murals and street art can be found throughout the community. No other community in Chicago is as vibrant as Pilsen for hosting a 5k run!
EL HORARIO / The Schedule
Runner Activities Open (i.e. Gear Check, Food Sales, Face Painting, etc.)
MAIN STAGE – Presentation of Awards
LA ENTREGA DE PAQUETE / The Packet Pick-up
Once you have registered you will be assigned a packet pick-up location and times which will be announced early-October. Please be advised, ALL runners must pick up their packets BEFORE race day. There will be NO Race Day Packet Pick-up.
EL TRANSPORTE / The Transport
We highly recommend utilizing public transportation for your convenience as street parking options are extremely limited. Two reliable bus routes, namely the 18th St Bus and the #9 Ashland Bus, are particularly convenient for reaching the event venue.
If you prefer an alternative transportation option, you can also consider taking the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Pink Line of the You can plan your trip using the CTA Trip Advisor, which offers detailed information on routes, schedules, and fares. It will provide you with all the necessary details to ensure a smooth journey to Pilsen.
LAS ACTIVIDADES / The Activities
Overall winners and runners who finish in the top three of their age division will be awarded a one-of-a-kind “sugar” skull decorated. Runners will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the race course, including live Latin Music, traditional folkloric dance groups and Chicago house music DJs. There will also be a post-race party with authentic and delectable Mexican and Latin American food set to music and a traditional Day of the Dead setting. Aside from that, kids activities related to Dia De Los Muertos will also take place after the race.
THE HASTAGS/Las Etiquetas
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*No Refunds/No Cancellations*