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About The Rainbow Run
Produced by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce, The Rainbow Run is a 5k and 2k run/walk for acceptance and diversity that weaves through the streets of downtown Ferndale. This year, the race route is on E. Nine Mile, which differs from the West Nine Mile route of previous years. Please note this when parking and attending this year's event. 

Participants will receive white t-shirts* with the Rainbow Run logo to wear, but t-shirts and t-shirt sizes can not be guaranteed for registrations received after May 8. Please wear a plain white shirt on race day as well. As participants pass different stations along the course, volunteers will throw a different colored non-toxic powder at their shirts. By the end of the race, the t-shirts (and yes, other parts of your body!) will be decorated with colors providing a vibrant reminder of the event. 

A family-friendly event. Strollers are welcome (but no bikes or dogs please). 

All proceeds from the event go to area non-profit organizations. This year's non-profit organizations include: AffirmationsRuth Ellis CenterFerndale Pride, and Defeat the Label

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 a.m.
The run/walk start times will be staggered by category.
    10:05 a.m. 5k walkers
    10:10 a.m. 2k walkers
    10:25 a.m. 5k runners
    10:30 a.m. 5k runners
    10:35 a.m. 2k runners

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

Cost to participate:
5k run or walk
$25 per person - early bird pricing through 3/31/15
$30 per person for 5k run or walk - 4/1/15 - 4/30/15
$35 per person for 5k run or walk - 5/1/15 - 5/29/15
$40 per person for 5k run or walk - Day-of-Event 5/30/2015

2k run or walk
$15 per person for 2k run/walk - early bird pricing through 3/31/15
$20 per person for 2k run or walk - 4/1/15 - 4/30/15​
​$25 per person for 2k run or walk - 5/1/15 - 5/29/15
​$30 per person for 2k run or walk - Day-of-Event 5/30/2015

If you are looking to register with a group for the race, please call 248-542-2160 or email director@ferndalechamber.com for assistance. 

*T-shirts and t-shirt sizes can no longer be guaranteed for registrations received after May 8.