Race Preview: 2018 Day of the Dead 5K/10K (Talent)

The 5th annual Carrera de los Muertos / Day of the Dead 5K, 10K, and 1 mile fun run will be held on Saturday, October 20th in Talent, OR. This event is hosted by NOWIA Unete, a volunteer-led movement of farm-workers and immigrants in rural Southern Oregon educating their community and advocating for worker rights, humane immigration policy, and full participation in the decision-making processes affecting their lives. Unete is the only Latino-led non-profit in the Rogue Valley.

The 5K course is out and back with gradual inclines on the way out and declines on the way back.The 10K is a hilly course, described as “challenging”, with great views! There will be water stations start/finish, as well as at the 1-mile mark, 5k turn-around, and 10k turn-around on the course.

Overall winners and runners who finish in the top three places (male/female) in each race (1-mile, 5k, 10k) will be awarded a Day of the Dead hand made skull. Age group awards will be awarded a hand made flat shaped skull.

Come for the race but definitely stay for the post-race festivities! There will be entertainment including mariachi, traditional folkloric dance groups, a DJ, and Zumba. There will also be authentic Mexican and Latin American foods, face painting, crafts and booths for kids; all in a traditional Day of the Dead celebratory setting. In keeping with the theme, the top 3 male and female finishers in each race will be awarded with hand made Day of the Dead skull!

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 110 East Main Street, Talent, Oregon
Price: 5K: $20 | 10K: $25 | 1-mile: $10
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About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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