Come on out to celebrate Día de los Muertos on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the fifth annual morning 5K Run/Walk at Hernandez Elementary on 333 Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos. The race features face painting; photos with event mascots Catrina and Juanito; music by DJ Jesse Cruz/Jammin X-Press; door prizes and multiple chances to win unique trophy prizes. Guests are invited to place their name and photo on this year’s new Day of the Dead altar.
This year’s Día de los Muertos honoree, Mr. Rick Hernandez, will be celebrated for his lifetime of service to the San Marcos community. Rick’s son, Richard Hernandez Jr., who lost his life at age 18 after being hit by a vehicle while he was out for a run, will also be mentioned in remembrance.
Proceeds are allocated to the Johnnie T. Rosales Memorial Scholarship and the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. More information at austindayofthedead.com.