2018 Carrera de los Muertos Los Angeles

Saturday 27th October 2018

Olvera Street: 845 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K


  • Los Muertos 5k - Chip Timed - Adult (18+)
  • Los Muertos 5k - Adult (18+)
  • Los Muertos 5k - Chip Timed - Youth (0 - 17)
  • Los Muertos 5k - Youth (0 - 17)


Carrera de los Muertos is a vibrant 5k run that honors Day of the Dead. Join family and friends to remember loved ones that have passed in this rich cultural tradition. You will experience a great sense of community through a little exercise, art, music and a lot of fun.  

The Los Angeles event is located at historic Olvera Street.

What you can look forward to:

•   Soft-Cotton t-shirts for all finishers.
•   Unique Finisher Medal for all finishers.
•   Post-Event Festival at El Pueblo / Olvera Street.
•   Runners Altar to honor Los Muertos.

Event details and schedule

5k Fun Run:

The start line is in front of historic El Pueblo, the birthplace of Los Angeles. The course travels towards Chinatown and out towards Los Angeles Historic Park. After crossing the LA River, all participants return back to Olvera Street for Dia de los Muertos festival!

Competitive 5k:

This event is also meant for competitors.  The 5k fun run and competitors all start at the same time.  Competitors are encouraged and prompted to start at the front of the race.  Most importantly, to be considered for an Age Group Award and Overall Winner you must purchase a timing chip.  Timing chips are available to purchase online during the registration process.  There will be limited chips to purchase race morning.

  • Age Group Winners that place in the top three of their age category will receive an award.
  • Overall Winners that place in the top three of their gender will receive a unique award. 


Race Day Schedule:

6:45 a.m. – Race Day Registration Opens

6:45 a.m. – Pick Up Bibs / T-Shirts

8:00 a.m. – 5k Start

10:00 a.m. – Awards and Enjoy the Festival

Packet Pick Up

MAKE IT EASY with Packet Pick Up
Introducing TWO Locations
Sunday, Oct. 20
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
1516 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA. 91506
Receive a $5 OFF voucher to FLEET FEET when you pick up your packet.
Given to each person, not per packet.  Valid for purchase of $25 or more.   One voucher per purchase.
Downtown LA 
Olvera Street
Located in the Plaza at Olvera Street
Thursday, Oct. 25
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Pick up your race packet and begin your Day of the Dead celebration by joining Olvera Street’s first Novenario Procession at 7:00 p.m. 

Check out www.losmuertos5k.com for more details.


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Phone: 310-821-7898

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