Rainbow Run 5k 2014


Event Date

Sat, May 31, 2014


Ferndale, MI

About This Activity

The Rainbow Run is a 5k run/walk for acceptance and diversity. Spearheaded by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce, the run will weave through the streets of downtown Ferndale the morning of the Ferndale Pride as one of the many events taking place throughout the Ferndale Pride weekend. 
The Rainbow Run offers the most color for your money. With six different paint stations along the route, you'll walk away looking like a rainbow exploded next to you, all at nearly half the cost of other similar type runs.
A family-friendly event, we also have a 2k run/walk. Strollers are welcome (but no bikes or dogs please). 
All proceeds from the event go to four area non-profit organizations: 
  • The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce
  • The Ferndale Community Foundation
  • Affirmations
  • Upstander, an anti-bullying program established by the Friendship Circle
It's all about the fun. Because runners will most likely slow down as they go past the paint 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. 
The race will start and finish in downtown Ferndale near West Nine Mile and Planavon.
Registration will begin at 8:30 am.
The run / walk start times will be staggered by category starting at 10:30 am
Then stay for a closing ceremony where we'll be launching 300 rainbow-colored balloons, creating a colorful kick off for Ferndale Pride Market Days event that will begin at noon that day. The balloons will be biodegradable with no strings attached to make sure we don't impact the environment.
Cost to participate:
5k run or walk
$25 per person - early bird pricing through 3/31/14
$30 per person for 5k run or walk - 4/1/14 - 5/30/14
2k run or walk (only three colors will be thrown on this route)
$15 per person for 2k run/walk - early bird pricing through 3/31/14
$20 per person for 5k run or walk - 4/1/14 - 5/30/14?
$35 for 5k / $25 for 2k for day-of-event registration.
Register by May 18th to be guaranteed shirt size.

Event schedule and times

Registration: 8:30 am

5K Run: 10:30 am

2K Run: 10:40 am

2K or 5K Walk: 10:45 am

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