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Dia de los Muertos Run

October 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Gardner Health Services Día de los Muertos Run-Walk is back for 2021! This year is special and brings even greater meaning to the holiday and our event. We dedicate this race to the millions of lives lost around the world due to COVID-19 and almost 2,000 lives we’ve lost in our very own community. We also honor all the frontline workers who continue to brave the pandemic. They helped our communities safely through the past year and a half and continue to serve as heroes. This fundraising event and health initiative will safely bring together patients, staff, families and the community in celebration of life, health, and the lives of those we love eternally. Join us to raise money to help children and families – who can’t afford medical insurance – get free care!

The event will feature a family-friendly 5k and 10k run-walk route with the option to participate virtually. There will also be a community health fair.

All state and county COVID-19 safety procedures will be followed on race day. We will closely monitor any changes and will adjust accordingly to ensure our event is safe for all participants. We will communicate to all participants if any changes occur.


  • Race Entry
  • Bib and Timing Chip
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Día de los Muertos Tech Shirt
  • Día de los Muertos Mask


  • Friday, October 29, 2021 | 10am – 7pm | 1621 Gold St. Alviso, CA 95002
  • Race Day, Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 7am | 1621 Gold St. Alviso, CA 95002

What to Wear

Participants are encouraged to dress in their Día de los Muertos make up and costumes, or wear the race shirt given at packet pick-up.

La Ofrenda

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of a photo of a passed loved one, flowers, etc. for our giant ofrenda on display (no open flames).

  • All items should be placed on the ofrenda by 7:30am
  • Photos should be 5″ x 7″ or smaller
  • Due to COVID-19, items placed on the ofrenda will not be returned. All items will be discarded. Please bring photocopies of any pictures.

COVID-19 Tribute

We will have a special race wave for COVID-19 survivors to be the first ones out of the start race chute. All participants will cheer you on as you start your race. If you would like to be included in this wave please email info@gfhn.org after you have received your race confirmation.

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October 30, 2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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1621 Gold Street in Alviso
1621 Gold Street
Alviso, CA 95002 United States
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Gardner Health Services

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DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2023

DISTANCES: 5K •  10K  •   Half Mar.  •   2K

– Finisher medals
– Short and Long Sleeve T-shirt options
– Adaptive divisions available

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