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El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration and remembrance of loved ones who have passed. Throughout Mexico and other Latin American countries, El Dia de Los Muertos allows people to connect to their origins, pass down cultural traditions, and remember friends and family members who are no longer with us. This tradition honors the transition between life and death.

The Southwest Detroit Business Association’s Run of the Dead is a 5K and 10K USATF-certified run that connects the observation of those who have passed away through the celebration of a long-standing Mexican holiday with an interactive and health-conscious event. With routes through the historic Holy Cross and Woodmere cemeteries, the Run of the Dead is one of several Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) activities found throughout Southwest Detroit.

The Run of the Dead promotes healthy living and offers a memorable, interactive way to celebrate El Día de los Muertos in a welcoming and culturally diverse environment.

Save the Date

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Check-in: 7 am

Run: 9 am

Patton Park
Memorial Recreation Center

2300 Woodmere
Detroit, MI 48209


Proceeds from this years event will be dedicated to the Center of Music Performing Arts COMPÁS

Early Bird Registration:       August 1 – September 30            5K/10K       $35/$40

Regular Registration:          October 1 – November 1             5K/10K       $45/$50

Onsite Registration:            November 2                                5K/10K       $55/ $60

**Special Youth Pricing**

Youth (8-18 yrs old)  August 1 – November 1 pricing for 5K/10K   $15
Youth (8-18 yrs old)  November 2 – pricing for 5K/10K  $20

12 years and under must be accompanied on course by adult

*Check back for dates and times on early packet pick-up opportunities!

SDBA and Southwest Detroit’s businesses and residents look forward to you joining us again!