About the Cinco de Miler Run

The Cinco de Miler 5-Mile Run is an annual running event held in Chicago each spring. This event, much like the holiday it honors, adds distinctive flavor to the Midwest’s vibrant running scene.

Race Beginnings

The Cinco de Miler race was born out of a desire to combine the festive spirit of Cinco de Mayo with the growing popularity of running in Chicago. The event was first organized by RAM Racing, a company known for creating unique running experiences.

Since the inaugural race in 2014, the Cinco de Miler Run has become an annual tradition that attracts both seasoned runners and those looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday.
3 friends dressed up post race

Since the inaugural race in 2014, the Cinco de Miler Run has become an annual tradition that attracts both seasoned runners and those looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday.

3 men dressed festively

Festive Atmosphere

What sets Cinco de Miler apart is its festive atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to embrace the theme, with many donning colorful costumes, sombreros, and even mariachi outfits. The post-race party is a lively affair, complete with music, food, and a 3-story tall piñata, creating a sense of community that extends beyond the finish line.

Beyond the festivities, the Cinco de Miler Run has also played a role in fostering community engagement. The race often partners with local charities, giving participants an opportunity to run for a cause and contribute to the well-being of the community.

Cinco de Miler is more than just a race—it’s a celebration of culture, community, and the joy of running. As runners lace up their shoes and hit the picturesque streets of Chicago, they become part of a tradition that honors history while embracing the spirit of Cinco de Mayo in a unique and active way.

3 men dressed festively

Beyond the festivities, the Cinco de Miler Run has also played a role in fostering community engagement. The race often partners with local charities, giving participants an opportunity to run for a cause and contribute to the well-being of the community.

Cinco de Miler is more than just a race—it’s a celebration of culture, community, and the joy of running. As runners lace up their shoes and hit the picturesque streets of Chicago, they become part of a tradition that honors history while embracing the spirit of Cinco de Mayo in a unique and active way.

Ready to Run?

Join the Cinco de Miler 5-Mile Run on May 4, 2024, for a festive run through the Montrose Harbor area of Chicago.