The third annual 4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run is scheduled for June 8, 2019. The event is presented by Orlando Health and Nike and produced in partnership with the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida. Proceeds raised will benefit onePULSE Foundation.
The run follows a special 4.9K course and includes a “Remembrance Journey” that will guide runners past the Orlando Health Trauma Center and onto the Pulse site – the same distance covered by victims in the early morning of June 12, 2016.
In addition to the opening of registration, the design of this year’s participation medal has been released. Designed in partnership with Walt Disney World Resort, the front of the medal features the iconic onePULSE logo as the zero in 2019 with a rainbow feature. Etched on the back of the medal is a pair of angel wings with 49 feathers in honor of the 49 Angels, and it includes the quote, “We will not let hate win.” The medal will hang from a white lanyard that includes 49 doves also in honor of the Angels.
“We took great care in the design of the medal as it was important to recognize that the event is about reflection and remembrance, yet we wanted to have the medal reveal a feeling of celebration, hope, and to look forward together as a community,” said Steve Carsella, Senior Art Director with Yellow Shoes Creative Group at Walt Disney World Resort.
“We are touched by the thought put into the design of this year’s medal,” said onePULSE Founder, Barbara Poma. “Yellow Shoes has created something that truly honors the 49 Angels and that race participants can wear with pride. We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with them on this piece.”
The event, which had its inaugural run in 2017, was developed by students in the DeVos Sports Management Program at the University of Central Florida. In its first year, the event included 800 runners. Last year, 2,300 runners participated both in Orlando and through the virtual run option. The virtual run option will again be available this year.
The early bird registration fee is $40 through May 1st. Registration will then be $49 through June 7th and $60 the day of the race. For more information – and to REGISTER for the 4.9k Rainbow Run, 1K Kids Fun Run and the 4.9K Virtual Run -visit https://www.communityrainbowrun.com.
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