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 Market Days as one of the many events taking place throughout the Ferndale Pride weekend.
Participants will receive white t-shirts* with the Rainbow Run logo to wear. As participants pass different stations along the course, volunteers will throw a different colored non-toxic powdered paint 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 colorful reminder of the event.
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 area non-profit organizations.
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.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The run/walk start times will be staggered by category starting at 10:30 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 5k run or walk - 4/1/15 - 4/30/15
$25 per person for 5k run or walk - 5/1/15 - 5/29/15*
$30 per person for 5k run or walk - Day-of-Event 5/30/2015*
*T-shirts and t-shirt sizes can no longer be guaranteed.