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Fun Run

May 4, 2024

*Race Day Packet Pick Up add $5.00

**Chip Timing is optional


Volunteers may run for free!

About the Event


Tacos & Beer 5k run Kicks off a fun and festive Cinco de Mayo weekend. After the run, get rewarded with Tacos and Beer (for 21+) at the Tacos & Beer Festival with a BAJA beer garden, live mariachi music, live bands, DJs, games, including a mechanical bull, a piñata breaking party, and a Cinco de Mayo costume contest.  So Bring the Mexican sombrero, serape, folklore skirts, the maracas, la guitar, el barracho, la muchacha...

My friends...Salud! 

Packet Pick Up

Friday, May 3, 2024
                Time: 10a.m.- 3p.m.
Location: TBA
  • Saturday on Race day - $5.00 fee

  • from 6:30 am to 7:30 am at venue 

  • We encourage everyone to pick up their bib and t-shirt on Friday--no $5.00 fee.  Please Note: Race will start on time.

Whittier Narrows Recreation Area info
750 S. Santa Anita Ave.  South El Monte, CA 91733

Click side to view large map

Race & Waves Times

Chip Timing Runners
  • 8 am

  • Speedy Gonzales

  • All Runners welcome: 

  • chip timing or not!. 

  • No walkers, no strollers

Non-Chip Timing Fun Run
  • Last waves

  • Slowpoke Rodriguez

    • "Tranquilino"

  •  (Joggers, walkers, and strollers)    

What We Offer

  • Two Free Tacos

  • A Free Beer (21+)

  • Crafted Medal

  • Cool Designed T-shirt

  • Chip Timing (optional)

  • Start/Finish line party

  • Entertainment on the course with

    • Live Mariachi​s

    • a DJ

    • a live band

  • Tacos & Beer Festival:

  • BAJA Beer Garden

  • Live Mariachi Music

  • Live bands & DJs

  • Games--tug-o-war & more...

  • Mechanical bull ride

  • Costume Contest Fiesta

  • Tacos & Beer 5k Awards


Race Information

Start Time is 8:00 AM
  • Participants will start/finish at the Whittier Narrows Park

The Course
  • The course is 5k (3.1 miles) one loop route

  • pavement and trail

Start Activities
  • Pre-event Party and warm-up

  • Port-a-john

  • Dj music

Course Support and Entertainment
  • Water stations at two points

  • Live Mariachi Music and DJs on the Course

Post-Race Fiesta

Post-Race Fiesta Activities
  • Finish Line Tacos & Beer Fiesta

  • Medals

  • Tacos and Beer at the Baja Beer Garden 

  • Costume competition and pinata breaking party

  • Tug-o-war Games and MAS....

Race Awards: 
  • to the top three overall Male and Female Finishers--based on chip timining results.


Fun Competition

Will give Awards in the Categories of

  • Traditional Costume: 

    • Team and Individual competition.

    •  Your race bib must be visible on the costume.

  • Largest Team (most members registered) 

Parking Information

Whittier Narrows Park offers plenty of parking with an admission fee per car--so car pool with your team.

Whittier Narrows Rec Parking Lot


Please note that the Tacos and Beer 5K  and RunCarrera reserves the right to reject any entry.  All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is noted on our registration application, and when you register for any of our events you must agree to this policy. You may not alter, reproduce, give or sell your number to another individual – if you do this could result in your disqualification as well as the runner who uses your race number. The entry fee for this year's event will NOT transfer to next year's event, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are NO exceptions.

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