About This Event
Come celebrate el Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead with the United Neighborhood Organization! Over 2,500 runners/walkers are scheduled to participate in the second annual event benefiting the UNO Charter School Network’s afterschool programs. UNO’s event is the only 5k race that goes through both historic Pilsen and beautiful University Village neighborhoods!
Celebrate a Unique Tradition
The race coincides with the Day of the Dead, a unique Hispanic custom of celebrating past ancestors which has long been a Mesoamerican tradition. By celebrating this day with a festival-like event in the heart of Chicago, UNO promotes the health and well-being of the community, while celebrating rich traditions and culture with the next generation of Hispanic youth. All proceeds from the race benefit the UNO Charter School Network’s after school programs, which are located in Pilsen, Avondale, Gage Park, Little-Village, Tri-Taylor, Brighton Park, and Archer Heights neighborhood campuses.
UNO strongly encourages public transportation for this event. There is a very limited amount of residential parking to the west of Bartolome de las Casas School (the race will go east which means parking will be more limited in these areas). Bus riders can get off on 18th and Ashland. Participants who are planning on taking the train can take use the Pink Line and get off on 18th street.
Waiver and Release
In consideration of my accepting this entry and for other good and valuable consideration the receipt and adequacy of which I hereby acknowledge, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my family, my successors, assignees, heirs, executors and administrators, forever waive, release and discharge any and all rights, claims of damage, causes of action whether in law, equity or otherwise, known or unknown, that I or any of them may have against the UNO Charter School Network, the United Neighborhood Organization, the 25TH Ward, Jim Brimm and Associates, St. Adalbert’s Parish, volunteers, race officials and all sponsors of the event. No refunds will be issued if the event cannot be staged due to weather conditions or for any other particular reason. UNO reserves the right to cancel the event and shall not be liable for any actual or consequential damages. I attest that I do not have any medical conditions that would endanger me or other participants by entering this event and that my medical ability to enter this event has been certified by a licensed medical doctor. I am aware of the dangers and precautions that must be taken when running in warm or cold conditions and on uneven surfaces. I will abide by the decision of the race officials. I further assume and will pay my own medical and emergency expenses in case of an accident, illness or incapacity regardless of whether I have authorized such expenses. I hereby grant permission to UNO or its designee to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising. I have read this waiver carefully and understand it.