UNO’s 9th Annual Carrera de Los Muertos/Race of the Dead 5K took place on Saturday, October 31st at 8:00 am. The race started and ended at Addams/Medill Park, in the historic Pilsen neighborhood.
Over 5,000 participants including runners and families attended this neighborhood race, which continues to celebrate the vibrancy of the Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos. Live entertainment, authentic local cuisine and various children’s activities were also a part of this community event. All runners received a race shirt and medal, with awards presented to the top three male and female winners in their respective age categories.
“We are very proud of our heritage and its traditions, which are at the core of this annual celebration. We are also excited to see Carrera de Los Muertos grow each year and remain a vital, cultural component within the Hispanic community.” said Rick Cerda, Chief Executive Officer of UNO.
This year’s sponsors and supporters included: BMO Harris Bank, Chicago Parent, ComEd, Electrolit, Extra, Hoy, Illinicare Health, LatinoScoop.com, Lawndale News, Myhabanero.com, Plasticos Raul, Red Bull, Tampico, The Mikey O Comedy Show, T-Mobile, 25th Ward, and Universal Sole.