The Day of the Dead is a popular Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. The days of the dead are truly a celebration of life. When children dance with caricatures of death, eat skull sugar molds and learn to respect that life is brief, they learn there is a circle to life and to not fear death and then are free to enjoy and appreciate every moment.
What better way to celebrate this event on November 2nd this year than by doing a 10k run and earning a beautiful medal (as shown below).
In order to win one of the coveted Virtual Runner medals all you need to do is complete a 10k run between the 1st and 11th of November 2020 and then promptly send in evidence.
The entry price asks for a minimal fee of £12.50, some of which will be donated to a charity. You can enter now right here.
According to National Geographic, the Day of the Dead has a rich history and has been celebrated for several thousand years. It’s a day when the dead are still acknowledged as members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit.
Globally, we all recognise the day by the colourful clothing and the classic skull paintings.
The UNESCO recognised event is celebrated by Mexicans from all religions and ethnic backgrounds around the world.
You may be wondering why you should be celebrating this Mexican holiday with a 10k run? Why not get creative with it by dressing up in your brightest running kit and, if you’re feeling brave, even having a go at some of the skull face paint?
Regardless of how you might take part, this run is still a great way to earn a medal and what makes it even more rewarding is that you’re taking part in a traditional event that holds a special place in Mexican culture.
Good luck to all entrants!