Running for education and Dia de los Muertos

The first annual Dia de los Muertos Run was held in downtown Pasco on November 3,2018.

There were food vendors, face painting, and lots of music.

The Washington State University mariachi band and YAMA, a nonprofit orchestra from Yakima, both played the event.

There was a fun run for children and a 5k and 10k for individuals and teams.

The event was put on to celebrate the holiday, promote healthy living, and the proceeds went to a college fund for high school seniors.

One of the event organizers, Apolo Perez, said seeing the community come together for a good cause is a big part of the excitement.

“We understand that education can be very expensive,” Perez said, “and a lot of us have struggled making that challenge. So we want to come back to the community and offer a hand to those who are still trying to pursue their hopes and dreams.”

To learn more about the scholarship fund or get involved with the organization, visit the Dia de los Muertos Run website.

Be the first to know with the KAPP-KVEW TV news app. Breaking news alerts, watch live newscasts and get the most up-to-date local news on the go. Click here to download for iOS and Android.