Centro just turned five years old and is still one of the best restaurants in downtown. The Centro family is fond of having very festive events. This Saturday, the crew will host their second annual Day of the Dead 5K race and festivities which celebrates the festive Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and benefits the Brentwood Boys and Girls Club of Raleigh.
There are a bunch of activities throughout the day, but the biggest of which is the race, which starts at 9am. Registration is $30 and can be completed over at the Day of the Dead 5K Website.
There will be a costume constest with prizes and other activities, including Whole Foods will be providing refreshments and snacks, Counter Culture Coffee will be serving their great coffee all morning. Other post-race activities include a Free 100 Yard Kid's Fun Run, a DJ and mariachis, and an award ceremony with great prizes for race finalists.
Below is a note from the Centro crew to get you in the groove for the race:
Hola a todos,
Without a doubt, This 5k has quickly become our most rewarding event of the year. For us, it's about more than just the race. Celebrating the Day of the Dead in this unique way gives us the chance to celebrate and honor Latin American heritage and diversity in our community. And to put icing on the cake, it supports an organization that provides kids in need with a safe place filled with role models that nurture them and help them reach their full potential through outstanding education, health, recreation, and arts programs. Sometimes all a kid needs is a positive role model and some encouragement to blossom. We're humbled and honored to be able to support the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club in their mission.
We believe that we've put together a really great event this year for everyone of all ages. It's going to be morning filled with mariachis, marigolds, altars, offerings, face paint, skeletons, kids, and friends. We have great prizes for race and costume contest winners lined up, not to mention warm Counter Culture coffee brewed on site, chair massages to help loosen up your bones, and this year lunch will begin at 10am!
We truly hope you will join us to run, or walk, dressed up in your best calavera costume to celebrate Mexico's Dia de los Muertos and the kids of our community.
The Centro Familia and The Brentwood Boys and Girls Club