Saturday, October 28, 20177:30 am CDT
333 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Come on out to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the FIFTH ANNUAL morning 5K Run/Walk at Hernandez Elementary on 333 Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos! Wear your favorite Day of the Dead running costume!

FACE PAINTING provided for early arrivals! PHOTOS with our mascots, the legendary Catrina & her escort, Juanito!  MUSIC by DJ Jesse Cruz/Jammin X-PressDOOR PRIZES! MULTIPLE chances to win UNIQUE trophy prizes! Sponsor a MEMORY BOARD for display at the race in honor of a loved one who has passed, or place their name and photo on this year’s NEW Day of the Dead altar.

The late MR. RICK HERNANDEZ has been selected as the 2017 Día de los Muertos honoree & will be celebrated for his lifetime of service to the San Marcos community. Rick's son, Richard Hernandez Jr. will also be mentioned in rememberance. Richard Jr. lost his life when he was just 18 years old after being hit by by a vehicle while he was out for a run.


5K proceeds are allocated to the *Johnnie T. Rosales Memorial Scholarship (  which distributes annual scholarships (>$10,000 since 2010) to selected San Marcos High School graduating seniors, and also benefit the *Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos (, a local cultural center and museum. *All donations to 501C3 non-profits are tax deductible.



Race Day Schedule

07:00 AM -  Packet pickup and onsite registration
07:30 AM - Opening Remarks/Dia de los Muertos 2015 Honoree presentation
07:50 AM -  Group warm up
08:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk
09:00 AM - Kids Fun Run
09:30 AM - Awards ceremony

Entry Fees

*NOTE: Registration fee for teens/adults is based on age.  The price will adjust at checkout based on the age (birthdate) that is entered.  There is no separate Adult, Teen registration.  It’s all  just 5K.  Look for the big block next to the registration that says special pricing is in effect and outlines it

5K ADULT registration
$30 - Until October 15
$35 - October 16 - October 27
$40 - Race Day

5K TEEN registration (ages 13 - 19)
$20 - Until Octrober 15
$25 - October 16 - October 27
$25 - Race Day

5K YOUTH (ages 6 - 12)  5K OR Fun Run
$10 - Until October 15
$15 - October 16 - October 27
$20 - Race Day

Fun Run is FREE to kids 5* and under! (*Will receive a kids swag bag- NO tee)

BACK this year!: TEAM Registration (5 adult registrations = $SAVINGS for YOU)
$100 - Until October 15
$125 - October 16 - October 27
$125  - Race Day

Yes, it's back! Virtual Runners, (for our out-of-town supporters who can't make it to race day & want a cool tee) *Same registration fees apply. Register by 10/15/17. Walk/Run the 5k Distance in YOUR hometown. Share your pics wearing your tee & post on Instagram or Facebook! Swag bag & tee will be mailed to your home address via standard US postal mail.
$30 - Until October 15
$35 - October 16 - October 27
N/A  - Race Day

Award Categories

5K Run/Walk
Overall Male/Female
Masters Male/Female (40 +)
Grand Masters Male/Female (60 +)
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     6-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
Kids Fun Run
No age group awards
5K Virtual Run
No age group awards

KIDS FUN RUN: Children awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners *Award for Kids Fun Run OR if child runs 5K- not both

NEW! For 2017! Team Recogition for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams!

NEW For 2017! New category for Male/Female runners > 70 yrs of age!

Packet Pickup

*Race will be held rain or shine, however in the event of natural disaster/extreme weather conditions, race will be canceled and no refunds issued. All attempts will be made to distribute runner tees & swag bags to participants.

Contact Info

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Race Director: Celia Rosales, Email:

P.O.. Box 2654, San Marcos, TX 78667