First held in 2014, the success of the Rainbow Coalition 5K Walk/Run led to the foundation of the Rainbow Coalition for Equality + Diversity. This walk/run has become our signature fundraising event held each August. It allows members of the LGBTQ community and allies an opportunity to unite in the effort to end discrimination and achieve equal opportunities for all in Kansas City, no matter the fitness level!
Walk, run, roll, or crawl. It doesn’t matter how you identify or how you move, join in the fun and help raise awareness for LGBTQ issues in our community! Costumes that show your pride and support are ALWAYS welcome!
A Portion Of The Proceeds This year we have partnered with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP). KCAVP is committed to providing advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community concerning domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes.
KCAVP is the only LGBTQ-specific domestic violence or sexual assault organization providing services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa. KCAVP was created to address this gap by providing support and services in the region, with a home base in the Kansas City area and services throughout Missouri and Kansas.