Race/Walk Info


All participants will receive the following with their entry fee.

  • Race Shirt
  • Medals for 1st place finishers, see the award bracket below.
  • Post-race refreshment table
  • A party-like atmosphere on the course and post-event celebration with food, live entertainment, and family activities
  • Professional chip timing
  • Free photo downloads after the event


Medals for Women and Men 1st place overall finisher (any age)
Medals for Women and Men 1st place finishers in the following age categories:
  • 5yr to 9 yr
  • 10 yr to 14 yr
  • 15 to 19 yr
  • 20 yr to 29 yr
  • 30 yr to 39 yr
  • 40 yr to 49 yr
  • 50 yr to 59 yr
  • 60 yr to 69 yr
  • 70 yr to 79 yr
  • 80+ years


Online: www.dayofthedead5k.run (closes on Saturday, October 23, 5:00 pm
In Person: CRC, 100 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
No Refunds
Day of Registration will open between 7:00 – 7:30 am ONLY
Day of Fees: $20 Kids/$25 Adults
We will accept cash or credit
Day of entries will not receive a t-shirt


3.1 Miles


7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
This is only open to registered runners, you must show your bib
Volunteers – NLU Students


7:00 – 7:45 am – Day of Packet Pick Up (to save time we suggest to pick it up early)
7:00 am – 7:30 am – Race Day Registration
8:00 am – 5K Start
9:00 am – Awards
9:00 am – 11:00 am – Post Event Celebration with live entertainment and food/drink sale.


Pre-Race Pick Up
Wheeling Health & Fitness Center
Friday, 10/22, 12:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 10/23, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Race Day Pick Up 
7:00 – 7:50 am


  • What if I can’t run/walk the race? Can I get a refund?
    • Entry fees are non-refundable. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate.
  • Are dogs allowed?
    • Dogs are not allowed during the race, but are at the Post Event Celebration
  • Are strollers allowed?
    • Yes
  • Can I walk the race?
    • Yes, there are not time limits for finishing
  • Do I need to be registered for the race to participate in the Post Event Celebration
    • No, everyone is invited to join in fun
  • Will there be gear check-in?
    • No the race start and finish are very close to the parking lot all runners should use