9 AM, Saturday,
October 27, 2012
DAY OF THE DEAD 5K
The Day of the Dead 5K is a race celebrating tradition, community, and diversity. This event is benefiting the Brentwood Boys and Girls Club of Raleigh.
This is a kids and family friendly event, open to participants of all levels and ages. While there will be prizes for top male and female runners, we'd love for you walk the 5k, as well. Strollers are welcome, but unfortunately pets are not allowed. Whichever way you choose to take on the course, just have fun!
We will be celebrating the festive Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. In honor of holiday traditions, everyone will be dressing up in their best calavera costumes and we encourage you to dress up, too. The top three costumes win a prize! There will also be other traditional activities such as altars and offerings to the deceased.
Whole Foods will be providing refreshments and snacks, and Counter Culture Coffee will be serving their great coffee all morning. Other post-race activities include a Free 100 Yard Kid's Fun Run, a DJ and mariachis, and an award ceremony with great prizes for race finalists.
We hope you'll join us for this event as we realize that regardless of our background, we are all part of the same community.
Brentwood Boys & Girls Club
The Brentwood Boys & Girls Clubs opened its doors in 2006 as a result of the organization's Latino Outreach Initiative.
The Club incorporates Hispanic culture in its daily operations by sharing information in both English and Spanish, celebrating Latin American holidays, and emphasizing a strong, family focus by offering bi-lingual/bi-cultural services for Club members' families.
The Inaugural DotD 5k Results
Our inaugural event last year was a huge success. The event exceeded expectations by drawing over
540 participants in its first year, and dozens of children for the Kid's Dash.
In the end, $7,000 was raised for the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh.
We plan to use all that we learned last year to make this year's Day of the Dead 5k
an even better experience for our sponsors, participants, and the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club.
Overall & Age Category Results!
There will be many opportunities to help out with the Day of the Dead 5k Race, and we would love for you to be a part of it. If interested, please contact Amber Moore at 919.834.6282 ext. 206, email her! Gracias!
Sponsoring the Day of the Dead 5k Charity Race provides a great opportunity for your organization and the community. For more information on how and why to sponsor, to view our full sponsorship package, and see a full list of our current sponsors, please check out the Sponsorship page.
Another way to get involved is by sponsoring a Boys & Girls Club's Kid to run. We have 70 kids who want to participate in the Day of the Dead 5K. It's only $25 per kid. If interested please contact us at Centro 919-835-3593 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.