Annual Dia de Los Muertos Fun Run - Fun run looks to celebrate the gift of life and rebuild community spirit after Hurricane Harvey
Houston, Texas. - September 15, 2017 – As Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off, Houston Fun Runs is proud to announce the fourth annual Día de Los Muertos 5K/Fun Run that will take place on Sunday October 29th at 8:00am in the Buffalo Bayou Park, near the Cistern (105 Sabine Street Houston, Texas 7700). The course runs along the Buffalo Bayou, Glenwood Cemetery and 6th ward neighborhood, and will be followed by a post-race festival, which will include a costume contest, face painting, beer and cultural entertainment all on the second floor of the Buffalo Bayou Cistern (Hobby Pavillion).
This year, Houston Fun Runs is working along with non-profit LifeGift, the local organ and tissue recovery agency that offers hope to those waiting on lifesaving transplants. Houston Fun Runs chose LifeGift as this year’s beneficiary because of LifeGift’s emphasis on reaching the Hispanic communities and educating them on organ, eye and tissue donation. Forty percent of those waiting for a transplant in Texas are Hispanic. The Día De Los Muertos Fun Run also is a great opportunity for donor families to pay tribute to their loved ones in a culturally-relevant way.
“The fun run has established itself as a tradition in the 6th ward and is a can’t-miss opportunity for individuals and companies to celebrate culture, diversity and enjoy the beauty of the Buffalo Bayou in our great city of Houston,” said Javier Chavez, President of Houston Fun Runs. “Supporting events such as the Día de Los Muertos 5K is a positive way for the community to rally around and help with Houston’s rebuilding process after Hurricane Harvey.”
The registration cost is $35 for adults, $10 for children ages 12 and under, and a $30 virtual race option. Use discount code: LIFEGIFT to receive $10 off your registration! (excluding children price) *
Registration is open now through Oct. 27. To register, please visit www.houstonfunruns.com.