Rainbow Run


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    TART Trails & Up North Pride are coming together to host the second annual Rainbow Run, a color fun run and fundraiser around the Boardman Lake Loop Trail. As a way 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 run/walk 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. All participants who register by May 31st will receive a branded white t-shirt. 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 trail will stay open for public use so please be kind to other trail users.

    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. 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.