Dia de los Muertos 5K Run/Walk

Sat October 30, 2021 Milwaukee, WI 53215 US Directions

5K Run / Walk

$30 9:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Price increases after October 29, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
2405 W. Forest Home Ave
Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee, WI US 53215

Proceeds from the event will benefit Forest Home Historic Preservation Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to preserve the Arboretum and share the history of the cemetery through educational programs and public outreach. If you needed an awesome reason to don a costume, get out of the house, and get your miles in, we just gave you one. 


You’ll be running during the Day of the Dead, in October, so now isn’t the time to get shy about your costume creativity. Skeletons, flower headbands, La Catrinas and skulls are encouraged. Face painting will be available prior to the race, so come early!


After the run, stay for our Dia de los Muertos Festival with food trucks, local vendors, altars to the dead, music,  and traditional dancing.


The Dia de los Muertos 5K Run/Walk will take runners through the grounds of the historic Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum! Enjoy the stunning beauty of the rolling hills, Victorian era monuments and towering trees of this 189 acre cemetery. On-site registrations are limited so make sure to sign up early!

Course Map


Parking is available on site by entering off of Cleveland Ave until 8:30 am. After 8:30 am this gate will be closed. Please note if you park on site you will not be able to leave until after the race is over. Forest Home Cemetery staff and volunteers will be directing traffic for parking on the grounds starting at 7 :30am. The Lincoln Ave entrance will be closed but street parking is available on Lincoln Ave and the surrounding area.


The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC with a chip start. Your time will start when you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line.

How to wear your bib.


Everyone who is registered by noon October 20th will be guaranteed a custom cotton unisex t-shirt. After that, t-shirts will be available while online supplies last. Any extra shirts will be distributed after the race on a first come, first served basis.

Aid Stations

There will be one aid station on the course.


Your race time and age group result are available online after you cross the finish line - select RESULTS from the menu above. The top 3 male & female finishers in 5-year age groups will receive a custom medal. An awards ceremony will take place at the race.

schedule and packet pickup


You do not need to print it, but we will need to scan the QR code on the email receipt, so please have your email accessible on your mobile device or save a picture of your receipt with the QR code to your device’s image library. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet early. 


Saturday, October 30
8:00 am Packet Pick-up
9:00 am Race Starts

Race Insurance

The insurance is offered through a third party. Here is the fine print:

Registration protection options allow your race participants to get reimbursed up to 100% if they cannot attend the event for a number of reasons, including covered injury, illness, traffic accidents, and more. Registration Protector with Required to Work has the added benefit of protection in the instance that a race participant is required to work for a covered reason.

Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans.

Registration Protection - The insurance premium is 6.75% of the registration cost (including processing fee), with a minimum insurance premium of $7.99 per registrant.

Insurance claims can be filed at https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/file-a-claim.

Weather Refund

Refunds are not permitted for any reason.

The event will be held unless severe weather occurs. In the event of severe weather, the race director may delay or cancel the event. If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds.

How to transfer, defer, change shirt sizes and change distances

  • Login into RunSignUp.com
  • Select your Profile.
  • Scroll down to the race you would like to modify.
  • Select "Manage Registration".
  • All of your options will be listed in the menu.

*Deferrals must be completed 10 days prior to event.

Volunteers Needed

Not ready to run? Volunteer and be part of the action!

Silver Circle Sports Events

This event is a Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC produced, timed & managed event. Need help with an event?  Contact us HERE.

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