By Jeni Van Horn

Segment locations and Captain Assignments for the Thursday, September 21st #WeRuntheCV valley wide relay were announced today. There will be 11 segments covering over 60 miles through all 9 Coachella Valley Cities.

 Highlights include PAC 12 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Century Amy Skieresz Wilson (Segment #7), Patrick Service running a 10 mile segment (Segment #5), and relay anchor Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez (Segment #11).

The Por Vida 6 week training program designed to help get you to your goal at the November 4, 2017 5th Annual Run with Los Muertos Block Party & 5k will kick off on Thursday, September 21. #WeRuntheCV is in support of and awareness for the Por Vida program, and more broadly to promote running and fitness.


*Local runner Marc Payan has committed to running the entire route himself. Yes you read that correctly. The entire 100km. Payan, a researcher, endurance athlete, and local lululemon Ambassador is the founder of Payan X, an urban fitness and leadership movement in Southern California Cities.

Segment Schedule:

#1 La Quinta: Live Well Clinic

Depart 5:30am Segment length: 4.75 miles

Segment Captain: Steve Sanchez- Councilmember, City of La Quinta

#2 Coachella: Assemblymember Garcia Office

Depart 6:39am Segment length: 6.50 Miles

Segment Captain: Sergio Vasquez- Coach, La Quinta High School Cross Country

#3 Indio: Shadow Hills High School

Depart 7:51am Segment length: 6.25 miles

Segment Captain: Neftali Galarza– Director of Community Relations, California Alliance for Renewable Energy


#4 Palm Desert: UCR Palm Desert Campus

Depart: 9:00am Segment length: 5.25 miles

Segment Captain: Nate Mach-President/Founder, Salton Sea Triathlon Club

#5 Rancho Mirage: Agua Caliente Casino

Depart: 10:06am Segment length: 10 miles

Segment Captain: Patrick Service -Operations, Las Casuelas Terraza

#6 Desert Hot Springs: Desert Dunes CC

Depart 12:18pm Segment length: 6 miles

Segment Captain: Edward Robles- Peer Support Specialist, Department of Veteran Affairs

#7 Palm Springs: PS Air Museum

Depart 1:26pm Segment length: 5.5 miles

Segment Captain: Amy Skieresz Wilson- Pac-12 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Century

#8 Cathedral City: City Hall

Depart 2:38pm Segment length: 4.5 miles

Segment Captain: Melissa Cronin & Mark Anderson- Owners, Buzz Factory

#9 Rancho Mirage: Sunnylands Center and Gardens

Depart 3:35pm Segment length: 5.5 miles

Segment Captain: Rob Amick- Gallery Manager Coachella Valley, Cambria

#10 Palm Desert: Lululemon PD

Depart 4:55pm Segment length: 1.75

Segment Captain: Jeni Van Horn- Public Relations Director, Run with Los Muertos

#11 Indian Wells: IW Coffee

Depart 5:30pm Segment length: 4.50

Segment Captain: Steven Hernandez– Mayor, City of Coachella

La Quinta Arrive:

Live Well Clinic

78-900 Avenue 47, Ste 102

La Quinta, CA 92253

City Representatives will be on hand to commemorate the exchange at each City’s stop. Run with Los Muertos, a day of the dead themed health and culture event that annually draws hundreds of runners and thousands of visitors to Old Town Coachella. Who will you run for?

The Por Vida launch will be held at the Live Well Clinic, 78900 Avenue 47 Ste 102, La Quinta, CA 92253 on Thursday, September 21st at 6pm.

Run with Los Muertos is a proud member of CV Days of Los Muertos. For more information please visit or