Day of the Dead Celebration Run

Utah’s favorite party run! This year we are celebrating Dia De Los Muertos virtually! Come join the celebration this November 2020. Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged. This is a race the whole family can enjoy. You have the option to run in the half marathon, 5K or Kids Run. We hope to highlight many aspects of this special celebration as we get closer and closer to race day so that we all can truly understand Dia De Los Muertos a little more.

Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) is a two day holiday typically held on November 1 to November 2 that reunites the living and dead. Families create ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their foods, and join in on the celebrations! Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life. It is unlike any holiday where mourning is exchanged for celebration. Because this is a virtual event we encourage you to run with us (virtually of course) from November 1 to November 2. 

Share how your family celebrates Dia de los Muertos with us on social media @thehauntedhalf and we would love to see it.

Date & Location
November 1, 2020

Celebrate with us Nov 1st or 2nd or run virtually whenever you’d like.

Registration is open till December 31st


Half: 13.1 miles
5K: 3.1 miles
Kid's Run: 0.5 mile
Current Pricing
Time left to register: Only 6 hours


Day of the Dead Couple Medal

Traditional Sugar Skull Medal

Race Shirt (Optional)

Sticker Decal

Race Shirt (Optional)

Temp Tattoo

How to Complete the Virtual Run

1. Register to run the virtual Half Marathon, 5K, or Kids Run.

2. Run or walk your chosen distance whenever! You can run indoors, outdoors, or on your treadmill.

3. Don’t forget to report your time to be added to our Virtual Haunted Half Results. The results are just for fun but see where you rank. Submit your Results >

4. Show off your achievement by sharing your photos and tagging us @runtasticvirtual and using #HauntedHalf on social media.

5. On race day listen to the virtual U.S National Anthem by Dr. Kat Strus and get ready to run. Spanish and English versions are available. Listen Here>

Download Your Digital Race Bib

You will be able to access them in two ways. One way is through your Profile under the Upcoming Events Tab through the View Pre-Race Bib link.

The second way is via the Pre-Race Bib tab on your Registration Management page by logging onto RunSignup, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Pre-Race Bib.

Post Your Virtual Race Results

For tracking your distance and time, you can use whatever app or system that works best for you. All we need is the finish time. Your confirmation email will have a link to register your race results. Submit your results: Here


Register by October 24th 2020, to receive your medal and swag in time for race day!

Medals and shirts are currently in production and we are working to get the medals manufactured as quickly as possible. They are on track to be done at the manufacturer before race day and we’re doing all we can to get them to you faster. Essential items are getting priority when being shipped, so that might cause a delay. Thank you for your patience.

Price Available Until Half5KKid's Run
December, 31 $39.00$29.00$29.00

Race Shirt (Optional) - $15
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