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Run. Culture. Community.

On behalf of all of us on the Day of the Dead Race Team, we would like to thank everyone who came out to support Day of the Dead Race & Celebration 6, 2019.

We are blown away by the support of the community, our volunteers and our all our incredible sponsors that make this event possible. We are honored to be able to share a bit of our culture with this event and are already working on next year!

Thanks again! 

Ps- Race results can be found here:

2019 Day of the Dead Race Results

2018 Day of the Dead Race Results

2017 Day of the Dead Race Results

2016 Day of the Dead Race Results 


What is the Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico born of Mesoamerican tradition.  For centuries, this holiday based on All Souls Day, commemorates the deceased by building altars and ofrendas (offerings) with favorite items and significant possessions of those loved one's now passed.  This holiday is not one that focuses on death but rather the celebration of life!

Our Vision

Our vision is to have the streets of Talent, Oregon filled with runners of all ages to be a part of the Day of the Dead Race annual celebration. Our focus is to bring people to celebrate Latin culture, through food, music, dance and art. Your participation will help share our culture and bring communities together to promote understanding and unity.

Our Mission

We understand the positive impact that good health and wellness plays in our communities.  By providing opportunities like family fun run, 5k, and 10k races, and culturally diverse events.  We want to support and encourage the community.

Information on non-profit Adelante Community Partners

Adelante is the Spanish word for “forward”, and is also a word commonly used when welcoming someone into your home. Our philosophy is to improve our community by creating bridge events that push past social barriers and stereotypes, and help us all move forward together through mutual respect, appreciation and understanding.

About the Race


Race Day Registration: At Race Location (Talent City Hall) from 8:00am - 9:30am

Race Day Start time: Saturday, November 2nd , 2019 at 10:00am. (At Talent City Hall)

Starting & Finish Line: 110 E. Main st, Talent, OR 97540 (Cross walk; Talent City Hall)

Join us in promoting health and wellness in our community through active lifestyles by running/walking and celebrating El Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. The 6th Annual Carrera de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Race 5k and 10K race will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019. Race start time 10:00 am.
We hope The Carrera de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Race continues to grow every year, join us in making this an event to remember!!!



*Register by August 31st to receive your $5 T-shirt 2019 Carrera de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Race.  Day of the Dead Race T-shirts available for $12 during online registration and on event day $15.

Race 10/31/18 - 8/31/19 9/01/19 - 11/01/2019  11/02/2019  

1 Mile Fun Run Untimed

1 Mile Fun Run







5K $15 $20  $25  
10K $20 $25 $30  

Registration fee ends at 9:00 p.m. for each deadline.



At Race Location Grotto Pizzeria Talent Downtown Coffee House

11/02/19, 8:00am - 9:45am

Near City Hall

10/31/19,  5pm-7pm

11/01/19,  5pm-7pm

10/31/19 10am - 2pm

11/01/19, 10am - 2pm

More Race/Carrera Information

2019 Race Course below

Course Description: The mile fun run/walk is a slight incline with great views. Look for festive artwork along the way.  All races; 1mile, 5k and 10k START & Finish at the Talent City Hall.

The 5-K gradual inclines on the way out and declines on the way back.

The 10-K is a challenging, hilly course with great views, look for surprise artwork once you reach the half way point.


1 Mile - Turn right onto Foss, look for the Orange Skull 1-mile turn around. Finish at City Hall.

5k - Turn right onto Foss, turn left on to Tarry Ln., turn right on to Besson Ln. Look for the Orange Skull for turnaround. Finish at City Hall.

10k - Turn right onto Foss, turn left on to Tarry Ln., turn right on to Besson Ln., turn right on to Adams, keep on Adams, look for the Orange Skull for turnaround. Finish at City Hall.



Altar/Event Sponsors

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Calavera Sponsors

Padrinos Sponsors





Media Sponsors

Event Photographer

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Community Sponsors

Brewery Sponsor