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Los Angeles--a new race

Location: Smith Park

6016 Rosemead Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Time: 8 am

Distance: 3.1 miles

Time Limit: 1 Hour

Tacos N' Beer 5k--El Grito

El Grito is the Celebration of the Mexican Independence Day and Community Culture--It is a great fiesta.  By the way, in Mexico, this great Fiesta is known as FIESTA PATRIAS.  You'll see people coming together and being in the streets hanging out as a community having fun, attending live Mexican music events, enjoying great Mexican food, watching folklore dances; and this year, we are celebrating with a Tacos N Beer 5k run!   Prepare to be immersed in music culture from the start line to the finish line to the post-race fiesta.  So get your costume, Mexican sombrero, sarape, las maracas, el muchacho la friends, salud! 

What you get:

Two Free Tacos
A Free Beer (21+)
Crafted Medal
Chip Timing (optional)
Course Entertainment

Water Stations

Post-Race Party

Race Information

2 Main Waves:
  • Speedy Gonzalez

    • All Runners

  • Slow poke Rodriguez--"Tranquilito"

    • joggers

    • Walkers

    • Strollers

The Course
  • The course is 5k (3.1 miles).  

  • Runners will head east of Mines Ave to Passons Blvd and a stretch of a walk path along the San Gabriel River--one direction loop.  See race map below.

Start Line Activities
  • Pre-event Party and warm-up

  • Pre-Games

  • Dj music

Course Support and Entertainment
  • Water stations at two points

  • Live Mariachi Music and DJs

Packet Pick Up

Friday, September 13, 2024
  • Time: 11am -7 pm

  • Location: Don Chente @ Pico Rivera

  • 8538 Whittier Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Saturday on Race Day: $ 5 fee
  • From 6:30 am - 7:30 am

  • We encourage everyone to pick up their bibs and t-shirt on Friday--no $5 fee.

  • Please Note: Race will start on time.


Race Map

Click on map to enlarge

El Grtio 5k route map A.png

Run course  video along San Gabriel River

Short segment video of the 5k  walking path perimeter

Post-Race Fiesta

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

  • Serving Tacos and Beer at the Festival 

  • Costume competition party

  • 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--10 or above to qualify) 

Parking Information

You may park in the Park's parking areas (note some areas will not be available), and to the adjacent school parking lot. More information is coming up.


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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