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Rainbow Run

June 22 @ 8:00 am 12:00 pm

TART Trails & Up North Pride are pleased to present the Rainbow Run, a color fun run and fundraiser around the Boardman Lake Loop Trail. To celebrate the trail systems and the Northern Michigan 2SLGBTQ+ Community during Pride Month, the event, on June 22, 2024, will invite the community to join together at Hull Park to enjoy music and refreshments before and after the run.

The route will take participants counterclockwise around the 4-mile Boardman Lake Loop Trail. There will be five distinct and separated stations along the route for participants to receive their colors. We will be using a powder made of colored cornstarch that will be human, fish, and environment-friendly and will wash out after a rain to have no long-lasting effects on the park or City infrastructure. The colors of the powders are bright and vibrant, and each station has a unique color theme. At one station, runners may be covered in bright pink powder, while at another, they may be hit with a cloud of orange powder. As participants make their way through each station, they are transformed into walking, running works of art. All participants who register by May 31st will receive a branded white t-shirt.

We will gather at Hull Park for music, refreshments, and community activities like lawn games after the event. All of the events at Hull Park will be open to the public. The trail will stay open for public use so please be kind to other trail users.

About the Event

Saturday, June 22, 2024
8:00 am | check in
9:00 am | run / walk start
12:00 pm | event ends

Hull Park | 660 Hannah Ave, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

The run/walk route will take participants counterclockwise around the 4-mile Boardman Lake Loop Trail. There will be water and bathrooms at Hull Park and Medalie Park. There will be five distinct color stations also offering water to participants along the route.

Participants will identify themselves as runners or walkers at check in and will be assigned a wave. There will be 8 waves that start 5 minutes apart. Each wave will be limited to 50 participants. There will be designated waiting areas for each wave.

This is done so people will generally start and run/walk most of the event near people of their own abilities and speeds. This will also prevent participants from waiting in line to receive their color spray at each color station along the route. 

Who benefits
Proceeds will be split between Up North Pride and TART Trails

What is the cost?
Pre-Registration | $25 Student (17 and under) / $30 Adult (18+) | must register by May 31st to guarantee a t-shirt & early bird pricing
June 1st price increase | $30 Student (17 and under) / $35 Adult (18+)

Parking & Bathrooms
Parking will be available at the nearby public parking decks. Event parking will not be available at Hull Park. The Traverse Area District Library bathrooms are open to the public and additional bathrooms can be found on course at Medalie Park.

Looking for a place to stay during the Rainbow Run? Check out these Traverse City Hotel & Lodging options!

The 2024 Rainbow Run is presented by JenTees Custom Logo Gear with support from Traverse City Tourism!

Janna Goethel


Hull Park

660 Hannah Ave
Traverse City, Michigan 49686 United States
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Event Photography: Photos may be taken by TART Trails during this event to be shared across our communications channels. If you would not like your photo taken, please let us know.