Register for Wheeling's annual Day of the Dead Family 5K Run/Walk

More than 300 runners and walkers are expected to join together at Heritage Park on Sunday, Oct. 30, to celebrate Day of the Dead.

Presented by the Wheeling Park District, Day of the Day Family 5K will be a fun-filled event featuring a 5K run/walk with professional chip timing.

Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. Runners/walkers will have the opportunity to have their face painted from 7-7:45 a.m. with traditional "calavera" (skull) designs.

The race/walk will begin at 8 a.m. by the Community Recreation Center and will run through scenic Heritage Park and cross over to the Meadowbrook neighborhood and continue along Carpenter Avenue and Chadwick Drive.

All preregistered participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and will be treated to a post-race celebration featuring authentic Aztec dancers, and performances from Chinelos Wheeling and the Mariachi Monumental de Mexico.

A post-race refreshment table will be provided by local favorite Rise N Dine. El Famous Burrito will be serving authentic food, available for purchase to everyone at the post-race celebration.

Awards will be given for overall women and men first-place finishers in each age category. All are welcome to cheer on runners/walkers and join in on the post-race fun.

For information or to register online, visit www.dayofthedead

In-person registration is available at the Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center, 100 Community Blvd., Wheeling.

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