UNO Carrera De Los Muertos/Race of the Dead 5K

Saturday 4th November 2017

Chicago Park District - Addams/Medill Park: 1301 W. 14th Street, Chicago, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K


  • 5K Run/Walk - Timed (Personalized Bib Deadline is 10/01/2017)
  • 5K Run/Walk - Adult Untimed
  • 5K Run/Walk - Youth Untimed
  • Running-Group Purchase - Esperanza Running Group



serves Chicago’s Hispanic community, leading it towards an educated, powerful
and prosperous citizenry by engaging and challenging it to redefine its potential
and its legacy in metropolitan Chicago and the United States of America.

Event details and schedule

UNO’s hosting its 11th Annual Carrera de los Muertos/Race of the Dead 5K in Pilsen on Saturday, November 4th at 8:00 a.m.

EL BARRIO / The Neighborhood

The Pilsen neighborhood, located in the Lower West Side of Chicago, is steeped in history. Once an Eastern European immigrant enclave, glimpses of the Old World are still visible as baroque-style architectural buildings stand strong along Ashland Avenue and 18th Street. The neighborhood now boasts a unique, undeniable mix of Mexican culture and modern artistry. Walk down 18th to discover a fusion of authentic restaurants, tortillerias, mercados and local panaderias alongside boutiques, bars and clubs. Lively art galleries, colorful murals and street art can be found throughout the community. No other community in Chicago is as vibrant as Pilsen for hosting a 5k run!

EL HORARIO / The Schedule



6:00 AM

Packet Pick-Up OPENS

6:30 AM

Runner Activities Open (i.e. Gear Check, Food Sales, Face Painting, Entertainment, etc.)

7:45 AM

Packet Pick-Up CLOSES

8:00 AM


9:40 AM

MAIN STAGE – Presentation of Awards

12:00 PM

Event Ends

LA ENTREGA DE PAQUETE / The Packet Pick-up

Once you have registered you will be assigned a packet pick-up location and times which will be announced early-October 2017.


EL TRANSPORTE / The Transport

We strongly encourage public transportation as street parking is extremely limited. 18th St Bus and the #9 Ashland Bus are mainly the ones that will leave you close to the event.


LAS ACTIVIDADES / The Activities

Overall winners and runners who finish in the top three of their age division will be awarded a one-of-a-kind “sugar” skull decorated. Runners will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the race course, including live mariachis, traditional folkloric dance groups and Chicago house music DJs. There will also be a post-race party with authentic and delectable Mexican and Latin American food set to music and a traditional Day of the Dead setting. Aside from that, kids activities related to Dia De Los Muertos will also take place after the race. 

Organised by

United Neighborhood Organization

1655 S Blue Island Avenue, Chicago

Phone: (312) 432-6301

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