Rainbow Run 2016 - 5K

5K, Other

Event Date

Sun, Jun 5, 2016


Ferndale, MI


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - 5K Run/Walk

$25 $35 Closed

2k Walk - Individual Age group/open

$15 $20 Closed

**New** Canine Color Walk 2K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $25 Closed

About This Activity

The 2016 Rainbow Run weaves through the residential streets of Ferndale. All ages enjoy the fun as the route takes them through various multi-hued stations. Compare your color when everyone crosses the finish line splattered in vibrant rainbow.

** New for 2016** Canine Color Walk!

You and your dog are welcome to join the fun in the Canine Color Walk. Take your best friend on a prismatic 2K trot through the Rainbow Run course. Each pup will get a white bandana that will can be colored on their rainbow route.

Produced by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce the Rainbow Run is for everyone who supports diversity and acceptance, supports anti-bullying programs, and believes we cannot be complete until all persons are included. This celebration of the colorful diversity of the community takes place the weekend of Ferndale Pride. All proceeds from the event go to area non-profit organizations.

Our family-friendly event has something for everyone. If a run is not your style, try the 2k walk. Strollers are welcome in any of the run/walk events, but please no bikes on the course, or dogs on the non-canine walk.

It's all about the fun. Because runners will most likely slow down as they go past the color stations, we won't be timing this event and runners will not be placed. It's more about the fun than the performance. If you would like to time your run, we recommend bringing your own timer.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am.

The run / walk start times will be staggered by category starting at 10:05 am. The race will start and finish in downtown Ferndale at corner of Troy and Allen Avenue.

Cost to participate:

5k Run / Walk

  • $25 per person - early bird pricing through March 31, 2016

  • $30 per person for 5k Run - April 30, 2016

  • $35 per person for 5k Run – June 4, 2016

  • $40 per person for 5k Run - Day of Event (June 5, 2016)

2k Walk (only two colors will be thrown on this route)

  • $15 per person for 2k Walk - early bird pricing through March 31, 2016
  • $20 per person for 2k Walk - April 30, 2016
  • $25 per person for 2k Walk - June 4, 2016
  • $30 per person for 2k Walk - Day of Event (June 5, 2016)

2k Canine Color Walk (only two colors will be thrown on this route, and pups will receive white bandana)

  • $20 per person for 2k Walk - early bird pricing through March 31, 2016
  • $25 per person for 2k Walk - April 30, 2016
  • $30 per person for 2k Walk - June 4, 2016
  • $35 per person for 2k Walk - Day of Event (June 5, 2016)

Please register by May 18th to insure we are able to provide your preferred shirt size.

Event details and schedule

8:30 a.m.  - 10 a.m.: Registration

10 a.m. : We recommend all runners and walkers be ready and on-site 

Start Times:

10:05 a.m.            5K Run/Walk

10: 15 a.m.           2K Walk

10:30 a.m.            2K Canine Color Walk

For FAQ, visit our website. 

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