Dia de Los Muertos 10k Race Report – Ronda Munoz

Race: Dia de Los Muertos 10k

Runner: Ronda Munoz

Race Date: 10/16/2022

Location: Lodi, CA

Results: 10K in 1:03:04

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

Upbeat music at the start, flat and fast, at a winery.

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

Course is out in the sun, not much shade and it starts late…9:00 am. At the start, over 300 people bunched together and it took a while for runners to be able to get out and start running. Walkers were in the middle of the road and it made it hard to dodge them.

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

People in full on sugar skull body suits to run in.

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I enjoyed that I placed 3rd for my age group.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

It’s okay for being out in the country.

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?


Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

It was pretty well run, but everyone had the same start time.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Only two water stations.

Weather and typical race conditions

Sunny and typically a mild morning.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Yes, plenty of places to stand and cheer on.

How’s the Swag?

Medal is pretty cool.

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?