The Dia De Los Muertos Run will return to Newport for its second year this Saturday, Oct. 28, honoring the Day of the Dead with art, music and a little sweat.
The lively 5k run draws upon the rich cultural tradition of the Mexican holiday, which sees families and friends gather together to remember loved ones who have died and to help support their journey through the afterlife.
Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or a personal item that reminds them of a friend or family member who has died. These items will be placed on an ofrenda — an altar-like set up, designed to remember and honor the memory of an ancestor.
Everyone who completes the 5-kilometer course will receive a one-of-a-kind finisher medal and will be able to claim a free beer or soft beverage from Rogue Ales.
Music, dancing and face-painting will add to the carnival atmosphere
The event will run from noon to 2 pm, starting at Rogue Ales, 2320 SE Science Drive.
Registration, $35 for adults or $8 for the kids run, is available at www.eventbrite.com.
Race t-shirts will be on sale for $15 apiece.