June 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
TART Trails & Up North Pride are coming together to host the first-ever 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 24, 2023, 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 June 9th 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 24, 2023
10:00 am | registration
11:00 am | run / walk start
2:00 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 as well as Medalie Park.
Proceeds will be split between Up North Pride and TART Trails
What is the cost?
Pre-Registration | $25 Student / $30 Adult (must register by June 9th to guarantee a t-shirt)
Day-of Registration | $30 Student / $35 Adult (t-shirts are not guaranteed for day-of registration)
*Online registration will close Thursday, June 22nd. Onsite registration will be available on Saturday, June 24th from 10 to 11 am.
Parking & Bathrooms
Parking will be available at the nearby public parking decks. Event parking will not be available at Hull Park. Bathrooms have been generously donated by the Traverse Area District Library and additional bathrooms can be found on course at Medalie Park.