Día de los Muertos 3K and 5K Run

East Cliff Shopping Center
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Running > 5k

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Join the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz County Parks, and El Rosal Bakery for Día de los Muertos Festival & 5K/3K.  This community event will bring families together for a day of fitness and fun while celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  Fundraising will support youth programs in Santa Cruz County. 

A family friendly 5k/3k Run/Walk along the ocean will kick off the 7th Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival in the heart of Live Oak in Santa Cruz, CA.  This fun and inclusive community event will feature a diverse line-up of traditional Mexican dance, colorful costumes, face painting, special performances, homemade altars (ofrendas), and food vendors.  Admission to the festival is free after the run.

The 5K/3K ocean view course along East Cliff Drive is open runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels.  The 5k start at 9:00 am and the 3k starts at 9:30 am.  Strollers are welcome.   

Free parking is available to all festival and run participants.

Registration fees are $10 for youth, $35 for adults, families $50 (max 2 adults) and $75 for groups of four. Registration fee includes a tee-shirt, swim pass for Simpkins Swim Family Swim Center, and one free beer at the Festival (for 21 and over).

Register by Friday, October 11 to receive a t-shirt.

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