Saturday, October 27, 20188:00 am CST
333 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Sixth ANNUAL morning 5K Run/Walk at Hernandez Elementary on 333 Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos!


The late Ofelia Vasquez-Philo has been selected as this year's 2018 Dia de los Muertos Honoree. During the morning ceremony, she will be honored and remembered posthumously for her generous community spirit and service to local citizens in San Marcos.


FACE PAINTING provided for early arrivals! RUNNER PHOTOS by local photographer, Rick Martinez. Take a snap with our mascots, the legendary Catrina & her escort, Juanito!  MUSIC by DJ Jesse Cruz/Jammin X-PressDOOR PRIZES! MULTIPLE chances to win! 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 Day of the Dead altar.


5K proceeds are allocated to the *Johnnie T. Rosales Memorial Scholarship (  which distributes annual scholarships (>$12,000 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.

DID THE RAIN KEEP YOU FROM GETTING YOUR SWAG BAG??  Pick up will also be available at Core Running Company 400 S. CM Allen Parkway on Friday, October 26th 11 am- 2 pm.  


Race Day Schedule

07:00 AM - Packet pickup and onsite registration
07:30 AM - Opening Remarks/Dia de los Muertos 2018 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
Registration Adults => 20 yrs. Teen 13-19 yrs. Child 6-12 yrs. TEAM (5) adults
Now - July 15 $25 $15 $10 $100
7/15-10/15 $30 $20 $10 $100
LATE: 10/16-10/26 $35 $25 $10 $125
On-site 10/27 $40 $25 $10 $125

*NOTE: Online 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


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

Children 6-12 yrs may participate in 5K or FUN RUN but may only receive award in 1 category


BACK for 2018!! VIRTUAL RUNNERS, (for our out-of-town supporters who can't make it to race day & want a cool tee) *Registeration by 10/15/18 recommended to assure you get correct tee size. 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: #1 OVERALL Male/Female

MASTERS CHAMPION Male/Female > 40 yrs.


1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male/Female: Ages: 6-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


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


TEAM Recogition for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams

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